National S’mores Day
National S’mores Day is a day that is celebrated on August 10th as a way to honor the iconic campfire treat, the S’more. If you happen to not know what a S’more is, then allow us to introduce you to this tasty treat. A S’more is a traditional treat that consists of a chocolate bar and roasted marshmallows nestled between two graham crackers.
It’s a campfire treat that’s been going strong for over 94+ years and it doesn’t look like its popularity is going to wane anytime soon. This holiday is celebrated all over the U.S., especially among the Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts of America—where this sweet treat originated. However, that doesn’t mean that we all can’t enjoy this holiday by eating some tasty S’mores.
The History Of National S’Mores Day
While the history of this holiday is unknown, the history of s’mores is fairly well documented. They were originally called “some mores” and the recipe was first revealed in a girl’s scout book from 1927 called “Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts.” In 1956, the recipe was once again printed in a book called “The Omnibus Of Fun” but this time it had a new name: s’mores (a contraction of some mores).
The original recipe for this treat is really simple. A sandwich of two graham crackers is made with toasted marshmallow (preferably roasted over a fire, please) and half of a chocolate bar.
Interesting Facts About S’Mores
We just couldn’t wait to unload some of the facts we’ve learned about S’mores that we obtained after the many hours of research on this holiday. So we gathered together the facts that we felt were the most interesting and placed them below. Hopefully, they’re entertaining and educational enough to be worthy of all of our readers’ time.
The World’s Largest S’More Was Made In 2014
In 2014, campers at Deer Run Camping Resort in Gardners, Pennsylvania decided to build the largest s’more in the world, and that’s exactly what they did. They built a s’more that weighed 267-pounds. It was made with 140-pounds of marshmallows, 90-pounds of graham crackers, and 90-pounds of chocolate. And yes, it was inducted into the Guinness Book Of World Records.
Americans Make A Lot Of S’Mores
It’s been estimated that Americans purchase around 90-million pounds of marshmallows every year. While not all of those marshmallows are used to make s’mores, a fair number of them are. Approximately half of all of these marshmallows sold are used for s’mores. Now, that’s a lot of s’mores.
The Customs, Traditions, And Celebrations Of National S’Mores Day
National S’mores Day is enjoyed by making a s’more and taking the time to enjoy it. This holiday can be certainly be celebrated at home but is likely a lot more fun when it’s observed around a roaring campfire.
After all, this treat is a campfire treat and this holiday’s placement in August makes it the perfect day to enjoy it. You can also spread the word about this holiday by taking a picture of your newly smelted S’more and posting it online using the hashtag #NationalSmoresDay.