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A S'More with a microwave marshmallow

A S'More [smɔəɹ] is a campfire - Snack in the United States and Canada . It consists of a piece of melting chocolate and a toasted marshmallow embedded in two graham crackers . In the USA, National S'Mores Day is celebrated annually on August 10th .

Etymology and Origin

The term S'More seems to be a fusion of the two English words Some More , which means something more . The recipe was first mentioned in the 1927 publication Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts . However, the most extensive origin remains unclear and controversial. And yet they are described by a scout group as early as 1925. Merriam-Webster marks 1974 as the first use of the S'Mores, although this is described in many Girl Scout publications through 1973. A recipe from 1956 uses the name S'Mores in the exact spelling and gives the list of ingredients with 2 graham crackers, a roasted marshmallow and half a chocolate bar (in this case the Hershey Milk Chocolate Bar is meant) . In 1968 Clarice Nelms gave the recipe for a S'More:

“You place a block (half a Hershey bar makes a square) of chocolate on top of a graham cracker, place the hot, roasted marshmallow on top, and then place the second graham cracker on top. You should then squeeze it slightly and you want one s'more . "

- Clarice Nelms

Despite previous publications, the real origin remains unclear.

Variations and modifications

Hershey's S'mores inside
S'Mores Pop Tarts

Many different candies use S'Mores to denote their own properties. However, very few of them are actually eaten hot. A famous offshoot is the Hershey's S'Mores Bar candy bar.

There is also a S'Mores variant of Kellogg's Pop-Tart and the S'mores Frappuccino at Starbucks .

Individual evidence

  1. a b S'more - definition. Merriam-Webster , accessed February 19, 2013 .
  2. August, 2013 Holidays, Bizarre, Unique, Special Days. Holiday Insights, accessed February 19, 2013 .
  3. ^ Liesl Schillinger: Why I hate s'mores. In: Slate.com. July 20, 2006, accessed February 23, 2016 .
  4. Patrol Leaders Have Outing. In: Norwalk Hour . September 9, 1925.
  5. ^ Helen Eisenberg, Larry Eisenberg: The Omnibus of Fun. Association Press, 1956, p. 116
  6. ^ Clarice Nelms: Developing Leadership in Recreation. Pacific Coast Publishers, 1968, p. 97.