Tuesday, July 6, 2010


I posted on Facebook, after this past weekend's gluttony of all things barbecue, about the wonder of S'mores as a dessert treat. And, perhaps not surprisingly, the post struck a nerve with almost a dozen people posting responses of one kind or another.

The passion around this dessert snack made we do a bit of investigating as to the origins.

For the uninitiated, a s'more is a toasted marshmallow sandwiched between a graham cracker and a piece of chocolate. The gooey treat is heavenly--thus the name "s'more."

According to Wikipedia, the treat's origins can be traced to the Girl Scouts. The first known version of the recipe can be found in Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts, a publication published in 1927. We don't know if the Girl Scouts were the first to taste a s'more (formerly called "some more") but the recipe has been in their publications until at least 1971.

So, let's credit the Girls Scouts and put this on the list of wonderful edibles they've given us, along with Scot T's and all those other wonderful cookies we buy each year.

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