S’mores for More S’mores

Congratulations Eunkyung Choi studying at Virginia Commonweath University! You are the winner of microscholarship #5! Read Eunkyung’s winning essay about her favorite American food.

I can confidently say that the best American food I have tried is s’more. A s’more is like a sandwich with a toasted marshmallow and a chocolate in the middle layer between two graham crackers in the outer layers. The taste is unbelievably amazing. When you first bite, it is crunchy because of the graham crackers. And then, you can slowly taste and feel the texture of warm, gooey, sweet roasted marshmallow along with chocolate.

Moreover, what is more special about s’more is that it is an authentic campfire treat for American people. The first time I tried s’mores was at a campfire with my classmates at Dana Point Beach in Southern California when I was in high school. At that time, I fell in love with s’mores even before tasting it, because of how it is made. I had to hold the marshmallow with a long metal wire and toast it slowly above the fire until the color was golden brown. It required concentration and continuous attention so that it would not get burned. There was a joy when the marshmallow was toasted evenly in golden brown color.  I remember burning numbers of marshmallows to make one perfect marshmallow, but it was a worthwhile and pleasant experience. As I immediately put the melted marshmallow on top of the cracker and chocolate, I already started to salivate. Making s’mores is always a fun activity.

Above all, I chose s’mores as my favorite out of so many choices from delicious American foods, because it reminds me of a romantic and reminiscent mood during vacations every time I try s’mores. Chatting and laughing always fill in at the campfire with s’mores. A s’more is not only delightful food but also a part of happy memories in America with people I love. It is a classic type of American food that creates a loving and relaxing atmosphere for all.

Brian Hellwig, Assistant Director for Residential Safety and Security. Photograph courtesy the Department of Residence Services, Kent State University
Brian Hellwig, Assistant Director for Residential Safety and Security. Photograph courtesy the Department of Residence Services, Kent State University

This microscholarship was sponsored by Brian Hellwig, Assistant Director of Residential Safety and Security at Kent State University.

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