yay for s’mores!
Earlier this month, Casey of TasteStopping partnered with Regional Best for a gourmet s’mores kit giveaway. Sometimes I enter these blog giveaway contests and sometimes I don’t. It usually just depends on how lucky I’m feeling that day. Well, on May 3rd, I must have been feeling pretty lucky, because I entered. And I won!
The loot included Kitchen Witch vanilla marshmallows, Middlebury Maple Crackers from Castleton Crackers, and Chocolate Puddles from Grocer’s Daughter Chocolates. And, naturally, I had to sample a bit of each – you know, just to ensure quality.
Just to be completely honest with you, I am not a big fan of marshmallows. I like them in my hot chocolate, but that’s pretty much it. I’ve never been one of those people who can polish off a bag of them. But these. These were SO good. Addictive, really.
The Middlebury Maple Crackers were similar in taste to a graham cracker, but much more crunchy and sturdy. The maple sweetness was subtle, but just right.
And, I’m not sure I’ve ever had bad chocolate. The chocolate puddles were definitely no exception. Plus, I love their name. Puddles. Chocolate puddles. I could just say it over, and over, and over…
While I wanted to be creative with these, I really couldn’t think of a better use to hit all the flavors than a good ol’ s’more.
What better way to appreciate the marshmallow than smooshed and melted with chocolate, sandwiched in a crunchy maple sandwich? Rather than wait until our next bonfire opportunity, I did what any good mom would do. I made s’mores for my daughter using the gas stove to roast the skewered marshmallow.
I think I earned serious mommy-brownie points with this.
* * * * * * * * * * * * *Thanks so much to Casey of Tastestopping for coordinating the S’mores Tasting Party. If you haven’t yet had enough chocolate and marshmallow-y goodness (and I hope you haven’t!), please visit these lovely sites for s’more S’mores!