Flavor of the Week: S’moreson Monday, July 9, 2018
Creating a frozen yogurt that tastes like s’mores is a no-brainer. The mix of graham crackers, marshmallow, and chocolate is a staple around campfires. Although this gooey treat has topped the popularity list for flavors, its origins are wrapped in mystery.
Some historians try to trace the origins all the way back to the Victorian era when the popular desserts were “sandwich cookies” and sponge cakes, filled with jam, cream, or lemon curd. That seems like a stretch.
Could the S’mores just be a rebrand of familiar treats? The Mallomar is a graham cracker cookie topped with marshmallow and coated in chocolate—but it’s not a sandwich. Nabisco gets a little closer with MoonPies, a true sandwich made with graham crackers and marshmallow filling, dipped in chocolate.
Sure, they are all close originals but none of these are fireside contenders. The first known record of the campfire recipe is in a 1927 handbook titled Tramping and Trailing With the Girl Scouts. The recipe actual called the treats “some mores.” I think we can all agree that the credit for traditional s’mores goes to the Girl Scouts.
If you are looking to recapture that campfire favorite without the messy gooeyness check out Frenzi’s Frozen selection of flavors.
QUICK S’MORE FACTS
- 45 million pounds of marshmallows goes to s’mores every year
- The largest s’more on record weighed 267 pounds and used 140 pounds of marshmallows, 90 pounds of chocolate, and 90 pounds of graham crackers
- PRO TIP: Use metal rods instead of wooden skewers and use the coals not the flames!
Looking for cool desserts like frozen yogurt, ice cream and milkshakes? Stop by, Frenzi Frozen Yogurt in Gresham and treat yourself! Visit our menu to see our seasonal offerings and plan your next visit. Don’t forget to stop by every Wednesday for Waffle Cone Wednesdays – buy one desert and receive one waffle cone or waffle cup free!