A video of a news segment about marshmallow farming in North Carolina recently appeared on youtube:
It looks like it was inspired by the BBC's famous Swiss Spaghetti Harvest
April fool's day segment.
The reporter identifies himself as being from Channel 9 news
in Iredell County. But there's no info about what year this first aired. So I sent the station an email to find out what they might know.
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So I asked him what was needed to start. He said, "First, you get some dough..." I then asked where one got "some dough". "Do you get it from a tree? Or a mine?"
A look of confusion crossed his face and he said, "I don't know!", and he ran out of the kitchen leaving me alone to continue.