There seems to be a holiday for just about everything these days. This is one you can really sink your teeth into. Trouble is, if you wear dentures, your teeth may come out with the first bite.
The entrepreneur Alec Barnum is credited for the origin of this yummy treat. I really don’t know how one person can be responsible for something like this. In fact, the Girl Scouts also take credit for coming up with this tasty confection as reported in the 1927 publication of Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts. Who knew the Girl Scouts were once tramps? I suspect it could’ve come into being by using what you had in your arsenal of snacks, to hold the attention of those sitting around a campfire.
Over time, S’Mores have evolved. The original consisted of a roasted marshmallow atop a chunk of a Hershey’s chocolate bar, sandwiched between two graham crackers. Now you can choose to use fudge dipped cookies and replace Hershey with a Reeses Peanut Butter Cup, or simply spreading the crackers with peanut butter. The possibilities are endless. Gummy Bear S’Mores, Nutella S’Mores and so on.
The invention of S’Mores didn’t take a brain surgeon. It was brought on by necessity whereby one could survive camping. I’ve never been a good camper, but I love chocolate. I don’t like marshmallows much and am not particularly fond of graham crackers either. Just give me a giant chocolate bar!
HAPPY S’MORES DAY!