Today, Aug.10, is National S’mores Day, which may be the perfect time to consider loading your virtual cart with chocolate, graham crackers and marshmallows.
Purchases for S’mores’ ingredients are up +7.5% year over year on Instacart, the online grocery delivery and pick-up service and
With cookouts and camping, summer is typically prime s’mores season and Instacart has revealed some fascinating customer shopping intel about one of America’s favorite sweet snacks.
“We found it incredibly interesting that the states with the highest share of orders containing graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate are all located in the North, with the highest concentration of purchases happening centrally in the Midwest,” Laurentia Romaniuk, Instacart’s trends expert told Fox Business, noting that there could be many reasons for this unique purchase pattern, but the first thing that comes to mind is weather.
“While states located in the northern parts of the United States can have sunny, warm, or humid days, they’re not hitting the same all-time-high temperatures — 110 °F and counting — we’re seeing in many southern states this summer,” she continued.
Per Instacart, here are the states with shopping carts containing the most and fewest s’mores ingredients.
Check out the map below for the full breakdown.
2. South Dakota
3. North Dakota
So why, exactly do Americans adore s’mores so much?
A survey commissioned by Instacart conducted by The Harris Poll in July 2023 said that among 2,077 adults ages 18 and older, more than half of Americans (57%) love or like eating s’mores.
Here are the reasons survey participants cited for their penchant for the gooey dessert:
The great trifecta: 73% of survey respondents say it’s because they enjoy the mix of sweet chocolate, gooey marshmallow and crunchy graham crackers.
Outdoor summer magic: 59% of survey respondents say it’s because s’mores are a perfect treat during bonfires or camping trips.
Simplicity is key: 51% of survey respondents say it’s because they’re easy to make.
Sweet nostalgia: 49% of survey respondents say it’s because s’mores remind them of their childhood memories.
Get together: 38% of survey respondents say making and sharing s’mores creates a sense of togetherness.
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