Always s’more

Apropos the option of a pill to eliminate process, the latest “invention” in an already saturated American food market is the caffeinated doughnut, a.k.a the Buzz Donut. Now, instead of having to deal with the arduous task of actually drinking one to two cups of coffee in the morning, you can have it in the form of a deep-fried, transfatty pastry. Yum!

Americanos are something else. They always have to one-up the rest of the world with their appetites. What’s wrong, for instance, with a good old roasted marshmallow? But no, they have to have MORE, so, with the addition of a piece of chocolate and two biscuits (graham crackers, typically), the humble toasted marshmallow becomes a s’more.

S’mores are classic camping treats, I am told, and supermarkets (aren’t they clever) help out by putting marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers conveniently close together during camping seasons. You can also, of course, buy a whole S’more kit, including some heating element if your fire-making skills aren’t up to scratch. But the really wild at heart can just ditch the whole context and get a Hershey’s S’mores. Who wants to go camping anyway?

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