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Learn S'more about S'mores! And some tips on how to clean up marshmallows and chocolate.

In honor of National S'mores Day, August 10th, we're dropping some history and stain fighting tips!

No one knows exactly how the classic S'more came to be. Records date the S'more at least back to 1927 when a recipe designated "some mores" appeared in Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts. Some attribute the recipe to the Campfire Girls, while others liken the gooey treat to teacakes that originated in the Victorian era. The source of the S'more is widely contested!

There is no argument that the delicious, sticky, summer time staple inevitably makes a mess. Here are three (and a half) pro-active steps to prevent a s’mores stain from setting in for good!

 

  • Pre Soak. Add a Dropps mini or other laundry detergent into a container of warm water. Submerge the stained garment and allow the soap to break down the s’mores ingredients for at least 15 minutes. (Rinse off as much of the stain as possible).
  • Wash. At the highest temperature recommended for specific fabric (low temperatures for wool and cashmere!) thoroughly wash the garment.
  • Before drying, make sure the stain is completely removed. If the stain is still present, repeat steps 1 and 2. Drying with stain still on fabric will encourage the stain to set and make it very difficult to remove.
    Dry. On medium heat, dry clean clothes to wear for the next s’mores party!