Thursday, 15 June 2006


There are people -- and I do have this on good authority -- who relish eating something called a s'more. A s'more is, and here I paraphrase, some savoury-looking crackers, between which you've sandwiched a chocolate bar and some melted marshallow. That's a pair of 'em there on the right.

That's a s'more. That's something you're supposed to eat. And enjoy. And that's from the Only in America files -- the place that invented the Turducken -- which is, I'm sorry to say, a chicken stuffed in a duck stuffed in a turkey. Sheesh. Have these people never heard of such down-home delicacies as vegemite and potato chip rolls? Or deep-fried Mars Bars?

LINKS: For the some things are better left a fantasy file - Ultrablog
S'more - Wikipedia



  1. I'm pretty sure the deep fried chocolate bar is an American invention (Elvis famously ate them) as was the Mars bar though it filled a famously British gap once . . . ;-)

    Turducken was foisted on the world by Paul Prudhomme, a mound of a manchef from NOLA and is one of the most disgusting main courses ever invented.

    As to S'mores: famously usually eaten by kids around campfires (you get a stick to puncture the marshmellow and crisp it; it's heat helps to melt the Hershey bar segments which are placed between Graham Crackers). Pretty tasty to the sweet-toothed palate of say an 8 year old. I don't know too many adults who eat them and certainly not on a plate as your picture suggests.

    I won't go near our cultural prejudices against vegemite or marmite!

  2. PC, I lived in the US for 5 yrs, albeit a few yrs ago now. Had a great time.

    There're lots of things I love about the country and its people, but I was always bemused by the legions of processed crap on the supermarket shelves screaming '99% or 100% fat-free'; consumed presumably, by the largest people on the planet.

    They're obsessed with what they call the 'French Paradox', where the French eat proper (real) food and have some of the lowest heart disease stats in the west. I've always thought that it s/be the 'American Paradox' because the latter eat crap and wonder why they're getting sicker!

    They don't have to worry about loony Islamists ... they're slowly but surely killing themselves.

  3. "I don't know too many adults who eat them and certainly not on a plate as your picture suggests."

    Bulb - You and sus need to learn how to have fun. Assheads.

    Oh, and Peter, don't knock it til you've tried it! ;o)>


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