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My sister made a riddle thingy for fun. I hope you like it:

I may be enjoyed with ice,
but often preferred with fire.

I can come with chocolate and crackers,
but it's fine when I come alone.

Sometimes I am like a can,
sometimes I am an animal.

I am usually spongy and soft,
and smell delightful.

But if you ever forget me,
that will no longer be true.

What am I?

Note: This is my first riddle. Feedback is appreciated.

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    $\begingroup$ you were to fast to modify your riddle $\endgroup$ – A.D. Jun 2 '15 at 20:10
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I think you are

marshmallow

I may be enjoyed with ice,

you can put some on your ice-cream

but usually preferred with fire.

but they are better as S'mores

I can come with chocolate,

you need chocolate to make S'mores

but I'm fine when I come alone.

but they are good alone as well

Sometimes I am like a can,

usually shape like a can

sometimes I am an animal.

and sometimes as an animal

I am usually spongy and soft, and smell delightful.

well those 2 are obvious

But if you ever forget me, I may not be so good!

if you forget it in the fire, it will burn
if you forget it, it will dry

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  • $\begingroup$ This is correct. With ice means rocky road ice cream. With fire means toasted. But close enough. $\endgroup$ – mmking Jun 2 '15 at 20:12
  • $\begingroup$ It was pretty easy, wasn't it? $\endgroup$ – mmking Jun 2 '15 at 20:13
  • $\begingroup$ @mmking Yes, even without the edit $\endgroup$ – A.D. Jun 2 '15 at 20:13
  • $\begingroup$ @mmking I didn't know about the rocky road ice cream. Looks yummy :) $\endgroup$ – A.D. Jun 3 '15 at 13:17
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It could be

tea.

I may be enjoyed with ice,

Iced tea.

but usually preferred with fire.

Tea is usually made with boiling water; boiling comes from heat, originally supplied by fire.

I can come with chocolate,

Chocolate biscuits?

but I'm fine when I come alone.

Ahhh, a nice cup of tea!

Sometimes I am like a can,

A can of tea?

sometimes I am an animal.

Not sure about this.

I am usually spongy and soft,

Teabags or maybe tea leaves.

and smell delightful.

Mmmm, the smell of freshly brewed tea!

But if you ever forget me,
I may not be so good!

Forget a cup of tea for too long and it goes cold and icky.

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Another possible answer:

cream.

I may be enjoyed with ice,

Ice cream.

but usually preferred with fire.

Creme brulee (burnt cream).

I can come with chocolate,

Chocolate cream.

but I'm fine when I come alone.

It's nice enough alone, I suppose.

Sometimes I am like a can,
sometimes I am an animal.

Still not sure about these two.

I am usually spongy and soft,

That could describe the consistency of cream.

and smell delightful.

Maybe...

But if you ever forget me, I may not be so good!

Forget cream for too long and it will go rancid and horrible.

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  • $\begingroup$ You can get cans of it whipped. $\endgroup$ – alexmc Jun 2 '15 at 20:02
  • $\begingroup$ That's not correct. Perhaps my riddle is too broad? Time to edit... $\endgroup$ – mmking Jun 2 '15 at 20:03
  • $\begingroup$ @alexmc And some people whip animals... No, that's stretching it too far. $\endgroup$ – wizzwizz4 Apr 10 '18 at 12:42

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