Exactly my point. This is the actual plant that gives marshmallows their taste.
No, not the sugary taste... the marshmallowy taste.
In this post, I take issue with Campfire Food. It's not too soon to dream of camping weather, is it?
Here are the top 5 ingredients in what make up smores:
- Corn Syrup----- a sugar
- Sugar------------- a sugar
- Dextrose--------- a sugar
- Modified Cornstarch
- Cocoa butter
- Lactose (a sugar) and Milk fat
- Unbleached enriched Flour
- Wheat Flour
- Soybean and partially hydrogenated Cottonseed oil
- Sugar by one serving of each ingredient:
43.5 grams of sugar.
Although, for some reason, a daily recommended amount of sugar has avoided FDA rules, it is commonly accepted that you should only consume about 20-30 grams per day. So, yes, your one smore is double your DAILY recommended intake of sugar.
- Fat by one serving of each ingredient:
+13g for the chocolate bar
+16g for the cracker
29 grams of fat
40% of your daily fat intake and 75% of your saturated fat intake.
Where's the alternative?
My wife and I are fond of parking sweet potatoes near a fire to cook.
But, as I have read from this German newspaper, there may be a fun alternative for the children and the child in all of us.
I am going to look up how to do this and post the results in the spring.
Apparently, you make a special, sticky bread dough, wrap it around a stick, and bake it at the high temperatures over the fire.
Then, you crunch away at your freshly baked bread.
Look, kids! It even rises!