by Cayce McCarthy - Arts and Entertainment.
In our culture we have foods that associate with the different seasons and what’s mostly popular during that time of year and for summertime a popular treat are s’mores. No one knows who invented s’mores, but the first recipe was published in 1927 and since then it’s been an iconic summer treat here in America; I mean who can forget the iconic s’more scene in the film, The Sandlot. But what about around the world? Do other countries have S’mores and do they have a popular summer food? It turns out that other countries do have their own version of the s’more and a popular summer treat.
The Chinese s’more replaces the marshmallow with a rice cake or they have them both. Russian s’mores have chocolate graham crackers, part of a chocolate bar, a chocolate cup, and chocolate marshmallows. The British prefer their s’mores with deluxe graham crackers, marshmallows, and a York Peppermint Patty is used for the chocolate. Canadian s’mores consist of marshmallows, Mackintosh’s Toffee, and maple leaf cookies. The Dutch s’more uses Hershey’s Cookies and Cream chocolate, strawberry marshmallows, and Voortman cookies.
The French s’more is made up of marshmallows and Le Petite Ecolier Biscuits. Now the Hispanic culture adds a little more kick to their s’more recipe. They take their original ingredients and add 4-6 jalapeno slices. On to other summer treats around the world we’ll start with India whose popular treat is Kulfi. Kulfi is like a frozen yogurt popsicle that’s made from a mixture of condensed milk, sugar, rice or corn, and they come in flavors like cardamom, saffron, and rose.
Mexico’s popular treat is chocolate coated frozen bananas that’s topped with coconut, crushed nuts, or sprinkles. Canada has Tire Sur La Neige which is toffee that is left frozen in the snow and then rolled onto a stick to enjoy. The Czech Republic has Makovy Kolac which is a multilayered cake made from eggs, sugar, poppy seeds, and jam. Germany’s treat is, Pflaumenkuchen, which is a traditional plum cake with a buttery crust. Brazil’s summer treat is Acai Na Tigela, which is a mixture of mashed acai plum fruit that is served frozen with granola and fruits (To read more on summer treats around the world click the read more button).
Iran’s treat is Faloodeh, which is made from thin vermicelli noodles and frozen with corn starch, rose water, and lime juice. There are plenty more summer treats than that as well and there are more than just one treat for each country. It would be a fun idea to try out all these amazing treats this summer. Do a challenge with family and friends and try each treat for ex amount of days and maybe do some reaction videos as well. You can probably find these recipes from any local world markets or even online ones.