Tuesday, March 4, 2014

5th Annual Marshmallow Favors Sale

Save on fun and fantastic favor packs of puffs

Order your vouchers now to redeem them anytime in 2014

Our 5th Annual Marshmallow Favors Sale is now!
Extended through March 14.

How does it work?
You save 50% now on your pre-order of Favor Packs in our Half Price Favor Packs Special. When you are ready, redeem the voucher code(s) to have your order shipped. You'll just need to take care of the shipping/handling at that time.  Click here to order your voucher code(s) for the 5th Annual Marshmallow Favors Sale. Regularly, they are 120.00 each. During the sale, they are 60.00 each. 

How big are the puffs and the package? 

This sized. Okay...You might want a little more information than that. There are 10 one-inchish marshmallows in each Favor Pack. The bag is about seven inches tall and about three inches wide. They fit in standard coffee mugs (Hint, hint for those holiday gifts with your branding). 30 Favor Packs come in one case.

Do I need to pick my flavors now?
Not yet. Select them when you are ready to have your puffs shipped. Just order how many cases you would like purchase at half price, now.

What flavors so the Favor Packs come in? 
Currently, we are offering Favor Packs in the following flavors. We may add more. Click through each one for a flavor description. Each case contains 30 bags in one flavor.
Crunchy Cinnamon (formerly called Elephant Ear)
Very Vanilla Bean
Dark Chocolate
Creme Brulee

What if I want a different ribbon color?
We can accommodate requests for substitution of cream or white ribbon. Make sure to call Sam to redeem your voucher, then. We ask for at least one month's notice for ribbon in any color other than our standard purple. One color of ribbon for each order.

Can you put my name/business/party date on the label?
That service is not included with this special offer. However, you are welcome to design and print a sticker to put on yourself. Avery.com has some nice templates.

What is the shipping/handling?
Currently, shipping/handling for each case of Favor Packs is 17.00 in the United States. This may change without notice. You can also choose to pick them up from our commissary in Columbus, Indiana and not pay shipping/handling. International shipping is available and can be calculated based upon the destination. These are the three reasons why you don't have to pay shipping/handling now.

How long does the 5th Annual Marshmallow Favors Sale last?
Extended through March 14. Again, you can redeem your voucher code(s) anytime in 2014.

What happened to the Annual Wedding Favor Sale?
We used to call it the Wedding Favor Sale. Then, people started pre-ordering for their picnics, Easter baskets, Christmas gifts, Halloween treats, and more. Who were we to argue with such great planning and saving? We changed the name this year to the Annual Marshmallow Favors Sale.

What if I have more questions? 
Call Sam at 812.372.9898. She is glad to help. If you want, she'll even take your order by phone. Or send her an email to Sam@240sweet.com.

Click here to order your Favor Packs during the 5th Annual Marshmallow Favors Sale. 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Valentine's Day flavors available for free local delivery

Have a dog-gone good Valentine's Day this year.

Chef Alexa and Sam will be going out in the Puffmobile delivering marshmallows on Thursday, February 13 and Friday, February 14.

We are offering free delivery in the Columbus, Taylorsville, and Edinburgh areas with a $15 minimum order on those days. Free delivery to Greenwood, Southport, Indianapolis, Carmel, and Fishers with $50 minimum. Orders are being accepted through 5:00 pm on Friday, February 14.

Two ways to order:
1. Call Sam at 812.372.9898. She can take your order by phone.
2. Email your order, gift message (if applicable) and delivery information to Sam@240sweet.com. She'll send you an invoice by Paypal.

Current Flavors Available
Make sure to check that the flavor you want is still available. We have already removed several flavors that have sold out. 

Bourbon Sugar Churro with Cajeta
Bacon Chocolate Chip
Cookies and Cream
Salty Caramel Swirl
Roasted Pineapple
Creme Brulee
Key Lime
Coffee Chocolate Chip
Banana Pudding
White Chocolate Snow
Meyer Lemon
Draft Beer
Pineapple and Jalapeno
Roasted Coconut
Elephant Ear
Vanilla Rose
Strawberry Champagne
Very Vanilla Bean
White Chocolate Caramel
Triple Berry
Read descriptions of the flavors here.

Sizes available

Petite Puffs 12.00 each plus tax (above)

Treat Bags 7.00 each plus tax (above)

Free personalized card with purchase, too.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Baked S'mores Dip

Looking for a great Valentine's Day dessert to serve your sweetie?
We suggest that you serve this romantic s'more dip for fun. Pick you favorite marshmallow flavor and combine it with your choice of white, dark, or milk chocolate chips.

Baked S'mores Dip
adapted from a recipe by Christina Lane

1 cup chocolate chips
10 240sweet Artisan Marshmallows Petite Puffs
graham crackers for serving

Preheat the oven to 450.

In a 6" mini cast iron skillet, add the chocolate chips. Top chips with single layer of 240sweet Artisan Marshmallows Petite Puffs.

Once the oven is up to temperature, put the skillet into the oven. Bake for 7-9 minutes, or until the marshmallows turn golden brown.

Serve with graham crackers for scooping.

Check out Dessert for Two's deliciously wonderful recipe post here. 

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Join us for free marshmallow making demonstration

Open Demos
Want to see the Marshmallow Mastermind in action? Step into the 240sweet Studio for fun and deliciousness! Chef Alexa Lemley will demonstrate how she makes her gourmet marshmallows and share instructions with you on how to make a version of them in your own home.  Learn about the history of marshmallows and sample some 240sweet puffs during these great Open Demo Classes. Come join us to see what all of the fuss is about! We have three free sessions available in the coming week. Call Sam at 812.372.9898 to sign up!

From out of town? Visit our Visitor Center's website for some other fun activities in Columbus.

Saturday, January 18
10:00 am
12:00 pm (noon)

Monday, January 20
1:00 pm

Space is limited.
Advanced registration is required.
Limit three people per registration.
Call Sam at 812.372.9898.
Approximately one hour.
Ages 6 and up. Persons under 18 must be accompanied by a participating parent or guardian.

9600 US 31 North
Columbus, Indiana 47201

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

240sweet Marshmallow Making Classes

240sweet Marshmallow Making Classes

Looking for a fun activity for the family or a group of foodie friends? A unique birthday party experience or girls' night out activity? Perhaps even an especially sweet date? Come learn to make marshmallows!

 Private and open classes available. Check out our schedule of open classes here.

Interactive Art of Marshmallow Making
In this hands-on class, Chef Alexa Lemley will not only teach you how to make marshmallows but also how to cut, powder, and bag some that you take home! Learn how to make an at-home version of gourmet marshmallows from start to finish. Learn about the history of marshmallows and sample some 240sweet puffs during this fun-filled demonstration.

Approximately one hour.
30 person capacity and 10 person minimum*
Ages 12 and up. Persons under 18 must be accompanied by a participating parent or guardian.
15.00 each person. (Includes a free bag of 240sweet marshmallows!)

The Art of Making Marshmallows
Chef Alexa Lemley will demonstrate how to make she makes her gourmet marshmallows and share instructions with you on how to make a version of them in your own home.  Learn about the history of marshmallows and sample some 240sweet puffs during this fun demonstration.

Approximately one hour.
25 person capacity and 10 person minimum*
Ages 8 and up. Persons under 18 must be accompanied by a participating parent or guardian
10.00 each person. (Includes a free bag of 240sweet marshmallows!)


240sweet Artisan Foodworks
9600 US 31 North
Columbus, Indiana  47201

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Meet Us: Max Lemley

Meet Us
Max Lemley

Before Chef Alexa and Sam were the third generation to operate the family business, Chef Alexa's dad, Max and his wife Christine were the second generation. Since 1968, he has served innumerable people his delicious foods through Lemleys' Catering. While Chef Alexa and Sam were growing up, he taught them the importance of customer service and real food. He can still be found dropping in to make sure that we are all doing our best and chatting with visitors.

Now, Max owns and operates a spice and gourmet food business that does private labeling. We bet that you have enjoyed his recipes (but we can't tell you what brands are his creation)! All of our  spices are from Max. 

In his spare time, Max is involved in community activities. He is an active member of the Mayor's Recycling Task Force, Sierra Club, Columbus Co-Operative Grocery, and many other groups. He is a past president of the Indiana Restaurant Association and the Columbus Chamber of Commerce. 

Did you know that Chef Alexa has a sister? Max's oldest daughter lives in New York and travels the world with her own show, Burlesque to Broadway

Last month, Max fell while helping us install the walk-in cooler at our new place. He broke his elbow and hip. He didn't expect to celebrate his 79th birthday in the hospital. We are thrilled to report that he is home from the hospital and has been exceeding his doctors' expectations for recovery.  Max has even decreed that September 26 will be Elbow Appreciation Day and has been organizing a special day at the Artisan Foodworks Market

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Christmas in July

Christmas in July

Share the love this holiday season by investing in us this month

Receive a 100% return when you help our business grow

Christmas already?

Yes, it is that time of year...for our 4th annual Christmas in July fund-raiser. Thank you to everyone who has invested in us over the years. Because of you, we have been able to build 240sweet without outside investors or loans with high interest rates. Last year, we were able to purchase a new office printer, buy a purple bus, and plan our move to a space that is 3 times larger because of you.

What is Christmas in July?
Each year, we hold this fund-raiser to make improvements to our operations. You invest in us this month by purchasing vouchers in varying increments. In November and December, those vouchers are worth double the amount that you "loan" to us. We use your investment to grow. It is like Christmas for us--and you save on wonderful, handmade gifts for your clients, family, and friends.

How do I participate?
It is easy! Just order vouchers amount from our webstore or by calling Sam at 812.372.9898.

Our Christmas in July Wish List
We asked our 240sweet crew what they would like...


Becca wants wire shelving units

When Sam and Chef Alexa go out of town to push puffs, they take the wire racks from our 240sweet Studio. If we had a couple more, we could put out all of the marshmallows at one time, even when they are gone.
Estimated cost: 100.00 each

Paul would really appreciate having a QuickBooks register and bar code printer

As the Business Manager, it is my job to keep things running smoothly. It would be great for customer service if we didn't have to go to the office to run someone's credit card when they come in to buy marshmallows. And with the new items from other artisans being available, a bar code printer will help us keep track of everything.
Estimated cost: 900.00

Wan dreams of an on-demand label printer

I wish for a top-notch label printer! Currently, we use a document printer to make all of the labels. A new printer would speed up our production and allow us to make better labels.
Estimated cost: 3000.00

Joseph requests new purple chef's coats

The rest of the staff and I would feel especially sharp and cut marshmallows faster in matching purple chef's coats
Estimated cost: 40.00 each

Chef Alexa needs a good candy thermometer

Aack! I killed yet another candy thermometer last night! We had to stop production to go out and buy one. I wish I just had a good digital one.
Estimated cost: 50.00

And the list goes on...So please help us improve our services to you!