Just like a piping hot cup of your favorite Organo Gold Gourmet Coffee or Hot Chocolate, there is something about the crisp graham cracker, caramelized marshmallow, and softly melted chocolate that makes you want S’more! This gooey campfire treat, celebrated each year on August 10th in the U.S., is a bit of a trail blazer and not without controversy along the way. We like S’mores so much that we have taken this national day from our neighbors in the U.S. and turned it international!
Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts: The original recipe for Some Mores can be traced back to the Girl Scout handbook, Tramping and Trailing With the Girl Scouts, published in 1927; Toast a marshmallow and put on top of the chocolate, then a second graham cracker on top of the toasted marshmallow and squeeze and you will want… some more.
The Mallomar and Moon Pie Debate: Mallomars and Moon Pies, both confections including the three S’more ingredients (graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate), were invented at least a decade before the Girl Scouts published the Some Mores recipe.
The Name Game: The name “Some Mores” can be found in publications up until 1971. S’mores is a contraction of the phrase some more, and officially landed in the pages of Merriam-Webster in 1974.
Guinness World Record Holder: The largest S’more ever made weighed 1,600 pounds and used 20,000 marshmallows and 7,000 chocolate bars. That was in 2003, and the Guinness World Record category for largest S’more was retired shortly after.
Mr. Graham’s Dismay: Mr. Graham, as in the cracker, was a minister and none too pleased to see his legacy crackers keeping such sinful company (chocolate and marshmallow). He was so convinced of the evils of pleasure (including tea, coffee and chocolate) that he recommended cold showers, uncomfortable beds and a bland diet.
No disrespect intended Mr. Graham, but we live in a more enlightened age, and at Organo Gold we could not disagree with you more – we understand the importance of periodic indulgence. OG knows – the pleasures and treasures of life (especially coffee and tea), are meant to be enjoyed and shared with the people of the world!