It's all fun and games until it backfires. I'm talking about the trend where you take an old favorite, break it down and build it back up with fancy-schmancy ingredients. Case in point: the uptown smore I got at Blue Bottle Coffee. It sported a name card explaining how the graham cracker was made from scratch, all the better to house the hand-crafted marshmallow and single-source cocoa bean chocolate sauce (I'm exaggerating.) Sorry, but when I think of smores, I think of this.....
But nooooooooooo...... Look, some things are better left alone. As a 6 year old, with these three ingredients, a sharp stick and some fire, I made better ones. The price I paid today would keep me buried in smores for a week in the old days. Ok, I have to take inflation into account but you take my point.
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