Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Making S’Mores with Flamers

I was sent a fabulous package (it included chocolate what’s not to love!) to get us in the mood to make S’Mores.  Having been a camp counsellor in America back in the day I had already enjoyed the S’More experience myself but was very keen for the boys to try them too.  It is a lovely family activity toasting marshmallows and then tucking them into a biscuit/cracker full of chocolate.  They are very moreish and I could not help going back for seconds.

We bought a chimenea especially for the occasion and I was worried it might be tricky to get the fire started, especially with the boys watching on eagerly wanting to quickly get to the part they could eat!  As it happened it was very simple with the addition of one of the Flamers firelighters, which you put on fire to get it burning straight away.  

I had visions we would be rubbing sticks together frantically but it was thanks to the firelighter that we soon had a hearty fire perfect for all our marshmallow toasting needs.

Hubbie was asking did we have any spare paper, he was not confident initially that the fire would take so quickly, but we were pleasantly surprised how successful these firelighters were.  I was also glad they are very natural (twists of wood wool and melted wax); it would be a shame to ruin a wholesome family activity with smelly paraffin to get things underway when you can enjoy odourless firelighters instead.

The Flamers mini packs (of 3) retail at 79p so are very affordable, if we decide to continue our S’More habit in earnest at least the reliable firelighters won’t break the bank.  I have seen a few accessories we can also get for our chimenea so we might have to try our hand popping corn, frying breakfast or cooking chestnuts!  So I will have to get a few more packs of Flamers in for my ambitious outdoor dining plans.

You can order Flamers from the Certainly Wood website, along with any wood you need.  

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