By Jenny McCoy—Chef Instructor, School of Pastry & Baking Arts
Did you know that the history of the s’more dates back as far as the early 1900s? Or that marshmallows were being roasted in the late 1800s? Or better yet, that the marshmallow is a confection that has been around for over 200 years? If you’re the average marshmallow consumer and not a food historian, that can be hard to believe. The commercially made and mass-produced treats that seem to have a never-ending shelf life feel like a product of the 1950s to me, right alongside Cheez Whiz. However, there’s more to the history of marshmallows.
In the briefest way, I shall now tell you the history of the marshmallow.
Keep reading to learn more about the history of marshmallows and s'mores!