Russell Strover S’mores (Caramel and Original)

I originally tried these Russell Strover’s S’mores last year around Halloween time.  I only purchased one, thought they were delicious … so needles to say when I saw these at Walmart right before the 4th of July I picked up one of each flavor – original and caramel.  My boyfriend and I didn’t have any plans for the fourth, we wanted to stay in so I figured these would be a nice treat for us after hanging in all day.  Well … I’ll just say these didn’t make it to the 4th BUT they did make it to 2 days beforehand!
These are a delicious invention and they should certainly be available all year long.  It’s a classic s’more but with a very unique twist.  There’s two graham crackers sandwiched between an ooey gooey super soft marshmallow which is coated in chocolate then stuck between the graham crackers.  The only difference with the caramel s’mores is in between the chocolate and marshmallow there is a layer of ooey gooey caramel.  The caramel was hands down my favorite.
These are great because its portion control at its finest.  S’mores are one of those summer treats that can easily be over eaten because it’s sugar overload.  Whereas with these packaged s’mores you open the packet and once it’s gone, it’s gone. You can note the points in your tracker and there’s no guilt, there’s no “double dipping”, etc.
The original s’mores is 6 points plus for the whole thing or 3 points plus for half.  The caramel s’mores is 7 points plus for the whole thing or 3 points plus for half.
Have you tried the Russell Strover’s packaged S’mores?

Trader Joe’s Smashing S’mores

Trader Joe’s has some of the most delicious decedent snacks and chocolates and that of course includes Trader Joe’s Milk Chocolate Smashing S’mores.  Ever since I purchased these to try out, I have been obsessed as have others in my family.  Typically whenever I make a Trader Joe’s haul I’m asked to pick up a container or two of these for my family members.
The folks at Trader Joe’s come up with the most ingenious snacks.  Smashing S’mores are essentially a miniature s’mores (think along the lines of miniature candy bars sold in bags).  There’s a graham cracker bottom, a marshmallow center and the whole thing s then encased in milk chocolate with a slight drizzle of dark chocolate over the top.  They’re perfect in size (two bites and you’re done), but sweet enough to satisfy your sweet tooth with one. Or two if you want to enjoy a serving size without needing to go back for more.
They can be eaten straight out of the container OR you can microwave them for 4-6 seconds.  They’re honestly good both ways, but microwaved they’re a magical experience.  The marshmallow gets gooey in the middle, but the chocolate stays intact. They’re delicious, just purely delicious.
Each s’more is 2 points plus values.  A serving size is 2 s’mores which is 4 points plus.  Typically when I have them, I’ll enjoy one and it’s all I need because the sugar can just become overwhelming for me if I were to even try to have more than two.  These are just under $5 a container, well worth it in my opinion.
Have you tried Smashing S’mores?

Archer Farms S’Mores Light Roast Coffee

I spotted this new limited time only flavor from Archer Farms while at Target and decided I needed to pick it up to give it a try.  I happen to be a huge coffee lover and since going out and getting coffee almost every day can surely cause a dent in your pocket especially when you’re getting coffee for two.
The coffee was on sale for $5.99 a bag, but I’ve found I enjoy the Archer Farms brand of coffee – particularly the light roast flavored variety.  The S’Mores flavor is advertised as showcasing the flavors of toasted marshmallow and graham crackers.  I did try this hot, but I also made iced coffees out of it and I have to say it’s utterly delicious.  You can definitely notice a very mild marshmallow flavoring with a hint of graham cracker and perhaps even chocolate in the background.  But the more prominent flavoring being that of the marshmallow — it’s not overwhelming, it’s very subtle on the palette.  I’m sure you could try to increase the flavor intensity by adding more grounds before brewing, but that would depend on how you enjoy your coffee.
Quite a delish cup and hopefully it’s still on the shelves when I need to purchase another bag of coffee ground!
Have you tried any Archer Farms coffees? If so, what’s your favorite flavor?