Campfires are a favorite activity around here at Morning View Retreat. Not only does it keep you warm, exposes you to nature, and is just plain enjoyable. This are s’more fun facts you never imagined.
Interesting Facts about S’mores
Since we are fairly certain that a campfire wouldn’t be complete without a s’more, we came up with some fascinating information about our favorite dessert that we thought you would like.
1. The first record of a smore is in the Girl Scouts handbook, Tramping and Trailing, and goes all the way back to 1927!
2. The snack was originally called “some mores”. Here at Morning View, we are big advocates of some more because it’s hard to stop at one!
3. Apparently s’mores are consumed more in Grand Rapids, Michigan than any other place in the U.S.
4. The largest s’more was recently built at Deer Run Camping Resort in Gardners Pennsylvania. This s’more weighed in at 267 pounds!
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Amazing Facts About S’mores
5. The graham cracker was invented by a presbyterian minister Sylvester Graham in 1829 in Bound Brook, New Jersey. Graham originally invented the health food as part of a diet to help suppress “unhealthy carnal urges” And here we were thinking we were just eating a sweet snack…
6. The Hershey Bar was invented in 1900. Each section of the hershey bar is called a pip. Six pips are used to make the traditional smore.
7. Americans buy 90 million pounds of marshmallows each year. (s’more fun facts)
8. It is estimated that 50 percent of marshmallows bought during the summer are used for s’mores.
9. There is National S’mores Day. It’s celebrated on August 10! (s’more fun facts)
10. When making a s’more try something extra, add a slice of banana, strawberry, raspberry jam, peanut butter cup, or maraschino cherry to the mix of your s’more and enjoy a whole new creation!
S’mores can be made at home in the kitchen if you don’t have access to a bonfire.
Of course, roasting marshmallows over an open fire is a significant part of the enjoyment of preparing s’mores. If you decide to roast marshmallows for s’mores, just make sure an adult is nearby!