I love, love, love, love s’mores. When I was a kid, they were the only reason camping was even mildly considered as acceptable vacationing in my mind. So imagine my excitement when I discovered there was a gluten free option for me to still enjoy my favorite childhood treat.
Over the weekend, myself and my crew of taste-testers made these campfire standbys using two different types of gluten free graham crackers. We used Kristy’s Kitchen’s Artisan Graham Crackers (from a mix) and S’moreables (store bought). (Check out my upcoming post on Kristy’s Kitchen.) To make sure the test wasn’t swayed, we used the dark chocolate and marshmallows (both gluten free, of course) as our control group.
The Artisan Graham crackers were tasty. They had a ginger-snappy taste to them, and were more of a cookie texture than cracker (and this is probably because I didn’t roll them out super thin.) My 10 year old brother liked these ones because he said it made his s’more taste like a Little Debbie’s Oatmeal Cream Pie. Unfortunately, he was the only one who liked them. The taste was a little over-bearing for my dad and mom.
The S’moreables brand took me back to camping out with my family. They were the same vanilla and honey taste with the soft crunch that everyone knows. The big difference between these guys and the “regular” graham crackers is size. They were small enough that just half of a marshmallow makes the perfect balance of graham cracker/chocolate/marshmallow tastes.
Overall, the vote was for the store bought graham crackers. Nothing against the Kristy’s Kitchen mix, we were just looking for that same taste that we all grew up with. And we found it with S’moreables.