The internet is full of fabulous facts about everything from current events to the history basket weaving and smore fun facts. As we research for our daily content on food trucks, food carts and street food, we stumble upon some items of knowledge that we just did not know.

We have decided when these fun facts pop up, that we would share them with our readers in our section titled “Did You Know?”

For today’s Did You Know we will look at Smore fun facts.

Smore Fun Facts:  A smore (sometimes spelled s’more) is a traditional nighttime campfire treat popular in the United States and Canada, consisting of a roasted marshmallow and a layer of chocolate sandwiched between two pieces of graham cracker.

  • The first known smores recipe was published in the Girl Scouts handbook Tramping and Trailing With the Girl Scouts in 1927.
  • The snack was originally called “some mores.”
  • The Merriam-Webster dictionary suggests the first known use of the word was in 1974.
  • Campers at Deer Run Camping Resort in Gardners, PA built the world’s largest s’more. Weighing in at 267 pounds. It comprised of 140 pounds of marshmallows, 90 pounds of chocolate, and 90 pounds of graham crackers.
  • Americans buy 90 million pounds of marshmallows every year. Additionally, during the summer it is estimated that 50 percent of marshmallows sold are used for s’mores.
  • Presbyterian minister Sylvester Graham invented the graham cracker in 1829 in Bound Brook, New Jersey.

Key Date

  • August 10th is National Smore Day.

Fun Facts We May Have Missed

Let us know about any smore fun facts we may have missed in the comment section or food truck forum. We always love to add to these lists. If we can verify the facts we will give the reader credit in the article.

Reference: Wikipedia facts about Smores.

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