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Foremost® means s'more - 5 fun facts about s'mores

A close-up of a yummy s'more

Lately I've been striving to be a better cook. I want to impress my friends with my mouthwatering homemade meals. I want to beat out my cousins for the title of "Favorite Grandson" with the exquisite dishes I bring to family reunions. I want to be known as a culinary mastermind, a ninja in the kitchen whose creativity and resourcefulness is unmatched and unparalleled.

Though delicious food is a frighteningly powerful motivator, I've found that, frankly, cooking is hard work! After subjecting myself to hours of Pancake 101, my capability of making them from scratch is still amateur at best. Though my friends and I often have potato parties — social gatherings where everyone brings a potato-based dish to share — my typical mash of red skin potatoes, cheese and bacon isn't exactly mind blowing.

Marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers. That's all you need. It's a beautifully simple formula, yet it holds opportunities for you to creatively make it your own.

Fortunately for me, there are some recipes that are nearly impossible to mess up, and one of my all-time favorites in this category is the recipe for s'mores! Marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers. That's all you need. It's a beautifully simple formula, yet it holds opportunities for you to creatively make it your own.

Here are 5 interesting facts about s'mores from Real Simple:

  1. The Merriam-Webster dictionary suggests the first known use of the word "s'more" was in 1974.
  2. Despite the dictionary's claims, the first known s'more recipe was published in a Girl Scouts handbook in 1927.
  3. The world's largest s'more weighed 267 pounds and was comprised of 140 pounds of marshmallows, 90 pounds of chocolate and 90 pounds of graham crackers.
  4. Many restaurants have tried to capitalize on the popularity of s'mores, and this has led to s'more French fries, martinis, macarons and other unique creations.
  5. Americans buy 90 million pounds of marshmallows every year. Additionally, during the summer it is estimated that 50 percent of marshmallows sold are used for s'mores.

Who wouldn't want a piece of the world's largest s'more? Sure, it would make your hands sticky, but it would certainly make your heart happy too!



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