(Closed) S’more bar – Is the flame used to cook the marshmallows safe?

posted 9 years ago in Food
Post # 3
938 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I really don’t know the answer to your specific question. Are you talking about Sterno’s?

However, I do have experience with using a candle to make smores (high school slumber party) and experience using a gas stove (college party) and neither of those had a funny taste.

This was taken from the sterno website:

Can food be prepared directly over the flame?

Although the emissions will not cause harm, it is not recommended. Certain foods may drip or burn and cause dangerous flare-ups resulting in bodily harm or damage to property. Do not attempt to eat any food that has fallen into the can or may have gel product on it.


Post # 4
4673 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

not the ideal way to cook a marshmallow, (I prefer fire pit!  but everyone I’ve had coooked this way tastes the same and I doubt would burn anything down.  

Post # 5
254 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think she is asking about the healthy-ness of cooking with sterno, which I can not answer, but it is a good question. Try calling who ever makes the can that you would be cooking with?

Post # 6
5887 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

hope not, cos this is what we are doing!

Post # 7
5497 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2019 - Paris, France

A flame is a flame. The chemical inside the container is not good to drink but when burned you are getting a pure flame. It is similar to burning alcohol, the alcohol is burned off in a split second and you get a flame. There are no other substances burning that would get on the marshmellow (like if there was a bbq, there would be coal.. or a wood fire ..there would be wood). None of the substance has the ability to make it to the marshmellow (assuming that no one actually digs their mellow into the goop lol)

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