The Summer of S’mores
No matter how we look at it, 2020 is going to be a memorable year for better or for worse. We’ve hunkered down, hidden out, been socially distant and hopefully are beginning to emerge into some kind of a new normal.
One of the strongest trends that we’re seeing this summer in response to the pandemic is a return to camping, whether it’s in a tent, a mountain cabin or a recreational vehicle. Families, couples and individuals are finding or creating their version of COVID capsules by escaping crowded cities and spending time outdoors.
And what’s more outdoors than S’mores? Graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate have been flying off of grocery store shelves as an essential part of anyone’s camping gear this summer. As avid campers (or call us “glampers”) and event planners we have our own gourmet version of this traditional camping dessert and we want to share it with you so that you can get your fix!
Marshmallows: We love Smashmallows because they come in fun flavors like Mint Chocolate Chip, Cookie Dough, Cinnamon Churro, and Strawberries and Cream! You can find them online and in some local markets.
Chocolate: Ghirardelli Chocolate Squares are the bomb for 2020! They come in a variety of delicious flavors and you can even buy variety packs that include Dark Chocolate Mint, Sea Salt Caramel, Dark Raspberry or just Dark Chocolate.
Graham Crackers vs Cookies: There’s nothing like a traditional graham cracker to contain all of the gooey goodness, but if you want to take it to the next level it’s time for homemade chocolate chip cookies instead! Melt that marshmallow, drop in a chocolate square and wedge it between two homemade cookies and you’ll wish that this summer never ends!
We don’t know what the rest of 2020 is going to look like, but right now all we know is that we want S’mores!