• Josh Chang

National S'mores Day

National S’mores Day on August 10th recognizes the most popular campfire treat! Millions of people of all ages love this gooey, toasted treat.


The origin of this tasty snack is credited to the entrepreneur Alec Barnum. However, the first recorded version of the recipe can be found in the 1927 publication of Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts.  Even though the Girl Scouts were not the first ones to make s’mores, Girl Scout groups describe them in their reports as early as 1925. Earlier recipes used the name “Some Mores.”  It is unclear when the word “S’mores” became the more common name.



Today’s Chocolate,  graham crackers, and marshmallows facts:


1. The Hershey Company makes more than 373 million HERSHEY’S Milk Chocolate bars a year.  That’s enough to make 746 million S’mores!


2. HONEY MAID Graham Crackers were introduced in 1925 and are the leading brand of Graham Crackers in the U.S.


3. Every HONEY MAID Graham Cracker is made with the goodness of 5 grams of whole grain per serving and real honey.


4. Americans buy around 90 million pounds of marshmallows every year.






HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL S'MORES DAY

Try this S’more Bar recipe at home. Enjoy and share with your friends and family. However, if you think s’mores are too messy for you but enjoy the flavor, add the s’more ingredients to delicious desserts. Cakes, pies, and dips also offer a terrific way to enjoy the taste of a s’more.




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