When I was a kid my grandma kept two things in her pantry which could loosely qualify as snacks: fig newtons and chocolate covered weightloss bars.
I can’t remember what brand those chocolate weightloss bars were, but they had a certain crunchy texture that is forever etched into my memory of comfort foods.
Fast-forward to now, I recently picked up a snack-sized package of Hershey’s S’mores Crunchers and I was surprised by how yummy this snack mix was. It’s kind of hard to describe the contents of the package. Maybe it’s because I’m in Hawaii and it’s always endless summer, the chocolate was all melty and the clusters were just a jumble of ingredients. It was messy, but it worked.After all, “real s’mores” are messy. But the thing I really liked was the crunchy texture of the graham cracker crunchies. These little crunchy bits reminded me of those healthy snack bars I always found in grandma’s kitchen, transporting me right back to my childhood and those stolen moments of chocolate bliss. No, it didn’t bring to mind a campfire and rounds of silly songs, but it did remind me of some very happy days. And it was tasty too.