Again Fr. John has given us a whimsical blogging topic: s’mores. Full confession: I have never had one. I have gone camping, done the campfire thing, etc., but have never tasted this combination of graham cracker, marshmallow, and chocolate. According to the Wiki article s’mores even have their own feast day – Aug. 10 is National S’Mores Day (not on the Orthodox calendar, of course).
I mentioned I have never had one. Know what? I probably never will at this point, for two reasons. I have made it to age 40 without trying – I feel I should continue the streak. But more importantly, the marshmallow component poses a problem. Unless I can figure out a way to make my own from the marshmallow plant, I will be stuck with commercial marshmallows. Here is the ingredient list for Kraft marshmallows. Prepare to be horrified:
CORN SYRUP, SUGAR, DEXTROSE, MODIFIED CORN STARCH, WATER, GELATIN, TETRASODIUM PYROPHOSPHATE (WHIPPING AID), ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR, ARTIFICIAL COLOR (BLUE 1)