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Candy Review: S’mores by Kennedy Gourmet

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Kennedy Gourmet is a Texas candy company with a wide range of products: from candy-covered spoons and pretzels to various mints and brittles. The packaging on this S’more has just the right degree of cuteness – it’s fun in a retro sort of way. The description reads, “Jumbo Marshmallows and Honey Graham Crackers Drenched in a Creamy Rich Chocolate Coating,” and it’s the ‘coating’ part which initially worries me. Reading the ingredients list on the back doesn’t really make me any happier, as the ‘chocolate coating’ seems to contain very little actual chocolate but a whole lot of additives.

Smores Side View

Upon closer inspection, the chocolate coating looks just a little bit too shiny, almost plastic in appearance. Not wanting to judge a S’more by its cover, I was still eagerly looking forward to eating it, as I love all things chocolate and marshmallow. Add to this my desperate need for a childhood reminder (graham crackers are not available here in Australia) and this was going to be one serious trip back to when McDonald’s birthday parties and giant shoulder pads were cool.

Smores Cross Section

Sadly, it wasn’t a great experience. The Kennedy Gourmet S’more is two squares of graham cracker, with four small marshmallows sandwiched between. The entire thing is then dipped in chocolate ‘coating’ so that the coating permeates around the crackers and between the marshmallows, holding it all together. The marshmallows were somewhat flavorless, the coating had very little actual chocolate flavor, and the graham crackers tasted just like a plain sugar cookie rather than a graham.

Because the entire thing was covered in the chocolate, you didn’t really get the same textural experience that you get from a real S’more, where you taste each element separately, but enjoying them together. All around, it was a bit of a disappointment. While it wasn’t really all that terrible to eat, it really didn’t live up to my expectations.

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4 Responses to “Candy Review: S’mores by Kennedy Gourmet”

  1. 1
    Carrie says:

    Too bad it was a disappointment cause it looked pretty tasty!

  2. 2
    Ant Fan says:

    Ahhrrrrrgh!, it is the Moon Pie experience all over again.

  3. 3
    Newscat says:

    Funnily enough, last week in our office we realized that our 44-year-old co-worker clearly had never heard of S’Mores. She was American, grew up in Maryland. We literally couldn’t understand how she could never have even *heard* of the product. My colluegue kept trying to “explain” how it works and ended up making “the smores receipe” sound a whole lot more complicated than it really is.

  4. 4
    DAWN says:

    sorry to tell you but the truth is they did use the finnest ingredients,yes they where graham crackers, kraft marshmellos , guitard chocolate , so how does a marshmello not taste like a marshmellow?they did you the finest ingredients

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