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S’more Fun Facts: 10 Little Known and Interesting Facts

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.

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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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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!

Frequently Asked Questions

The word “some more” is condensed into the word “s’more.” Early in the 1920s, s’more first appeared in a cookbook under the name “Graham Cracker Sandwich.” According to the text, both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts enjoyed the treat.

Nobody is certain of who created the s’more. Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts, a 1927 pamphlet, contained the first recipe for “some mores.” The dish is credited to Loretta Scott Crew, who prepared them by the campfire for Girl Scouts.

There are more than 373 million milk chocolate bars produced annually by The Hershey Company. Each bar may be used to make two s’mores, thus there are enough to produce 746 million gooey s’mores sweets year.

Although it is unknown when the name “Some Mores” was dropped in favor of “S’mores,” Girl Scout publications have published recipes with the longer moniker since at least 1971. The claim that Grand Rapids, Michigan, consumes the most s’mores is widely accepted.

S’mores’ exact creation date is unknown, although the first written recipe for the treat—then known as “Some Mores”—can be found in the 1927 book “Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts.” 16 Graham crackers, 16 marshmallows, and 8 bars of chocolate, each broken in half, are required in the original recipe.

A s’more is a popular campfire delicacy in the US and Canada that consists of one or more roasted marshmallows, a layer of chocolate, and two graham cracker pieces.

The 350-pound vegan s’more that Pollution Studios created with 100 pounds of Dandies vegan marshmallows, 150 pounds of Enjoy Life chocolate, and 100 pounds of graham crackers made by Calipto Foods broke the previous Guinness World Record for the heaviest s’more, which stood at 267 pounds.

A s’more is a popular campfire delicacy in the US and Canada that consists of one or more toasted marshmallows between two layers of chocolate.

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