August 10 is National S’mores Day! To celebrate this special occasion I bring you five fun facts about these ooey-gooey-delicious campfire snacks:
- The first-known recorded version of a s’mores recipe can be found in an official Girl Scouts publication from 1927.
- These tasty treats were originally called “Some Mores,” it is unknown when the name was shortened to “S’mores,” but recipes for using the longer name are in various Girl Scout publications until at least 1971.
- Grand Rapids, Michigan, hails as the city that eats the most s’mores.
- The world’s largest s’more was made in 2014 in Pennsylvania. This s’more weighed 267 pounds and was comprised of 140 pounds of marshmallows, 90 pounds of chocolate, and 90 pounds of graham crackers.
- Americans buy 90 million pounds of marshmallows every year. During the summer months, 50 percent of them are toasted over the fire.
For some added fun check out these recipes that combine s’mores goodness with our beloved Girl Scout cookies.
Brianna Belmore – As a Troop Support Specialist turned Communications Specialist at River Valleys, Brianna loves connecting with volunteers and spreading the word about the awesome things happening throughout the council. In addition to being socially savvy and design inclined, she enjoys knitting, cross-stitching, and puzzling with Netflix going strong in the background. Brianna’s a self-proclaimed rooftop patio enthusiast and loves exploring the Twin Cities with friends and family.