S’More Disappointed…

Roasting a Marshmallow over the Fire

Remember roasting marshmallows over the fire? You put the soft white lump of marshmallow on the stick and hold it over the flames and wait while the insides get all warm and gooey, and the outside caramelizes and chars to just the perfect, mouthwatering deliciousness. Then you slide them off the stick onto your impatiently awaiting graham cracker topped with a chocolate bar. Oh, the wondrous S’More!

We were so looking forward to this amazing treat last night after our BBQ dinner. Rory had wanted these for her birthday, but when her plans changed last minute for the night of her birthday, the S’Mores were put on hold. I had already purchased the supplies: graham crackers, Hershey’s chocolate bars, and a new limited edition bag of Kraft Jet-Puffed S’MoreMallows (it was the only marshmallow choice on the shelf over the 4th of July weekend besides mini marshmallows).

I was not pleased with the marshmallow purchase, but was determined to give these new-fangled, flat rectangles a fair try. The marshmallow was so skinny, we had to use the barbecue fork as a skewer. We held our mallow over the flames to no avail. This little bit of fluff was not going to puff and get gooey, nor was it going to brown and toast. We abandoned the BBQ and headed indoors to the gas stovetop. We had a tiny bit better success there. At least the marshmallow browned when it caught fire, but there was still no puffing to be had…so much for “jet-puffed”.

We slid our somewhat-toasted marshmallow on to the cracker and chocolate and bit in to a very disappointing S’More. The toasted marshmallow gooey-ness ratio was very low, it lacked the warmth, the flavor, it lacked the fun…it was just not the same tasty treat of bygone memories. Sad faces…

On my shopping list for this week: regular, old-fashioned marshmallows! Sorry Kraft, your S’MoreMallows are a flop in my house. We are all dreaming of…

REAL S’Mores… I personally like my marshmallows toastier than this picture, but these still look good. I am a catch-it-on-fire-and-blow-it-out kind of a girl. How about you? How do you like your marshmallows?

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28 thoughts on “S’More Disappointed…”

  1. This is too funny because I discovered these at Target last night and thought they were genius! I didn’t buy them so its good to know they aren’t quite so genius after all!

  2. They seem like such a good idea… but so did communism so I guess that goes to show what “good in theory” ideas will get you. I’m more of a burn-it-blow-it-out kind of girl myself. Dang it! Now I want s’mores!

  3. Bummer! I thought they looked pretty cool too. I’m a set it on fire and blow it out kind of girl as well. Although, I do see the benefits of slow toasting, I just don’t have the patience.

  4. i have heard similar reports! i’m a lightly browned – beige kind of marshmallow person for my smore, but really you can skip the graham cracker, too. just sign me up for grilled marshmallows and chocolate – now that’s rockstar! 🙂

  5. They looked like they would have made great smores but I guess everything isn’t always as it seems. Thanks for warning me away. We’ll just eat them the regular way if we ever get them. 🙂

  6. MMMM smores! This makes me want to go camping and make smores. My husband and I have made them using our grill before but it just isn’t the same. I haven’t seen those marshmallows yet but will steer clear if I do. Thanks for the tip.

  7. I have a vague recollection of seeing those last Fall, but I don’t remember if we got them or not! I’d much prefer the puffy marshmallows anyway!

  8. That stinks that you guys had such a disappointing s’more experience! The timing of this is funny, because I have s’mores just once a year- our big family lobster party that just happened last weekend 🙂 All of my cousins gather around the coals that the lobster pots were sitting on just an hour before, and everyone has their own marshmallow roasting technique. So much fun!

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