S’More @ Smokejumpers Grill

Price: $5.49

When: May 19, 2018, 1:55 PM

Reservations: n/a

Verdict? Not recommended

From time to time, you find an item on a Disney menu that makes you scratch your head and go, “Huh?”

For instance: the S’More at Smokejumpers Grill.

Look: theme-wise, I sorta get it; Smokejumpers is going for that camping / national parks / outdoors vibe. Through that lens, a S’More makes some sense: campfires lead to …  marshmallows and graham crackers.

But then you order one. And the silly thing arrives on a tray. And the immediate reaction is less, “OMG! Fun! Camping!” and more “What the heck is … that?”

This is a S’More that was designed by a 5-year-old and hit with a Growth Ray. It’s huge. It’s several inches tall, and I count at least six layers: bottom graham cracker, chocolate, marshmallow, more marshmallow, top graham cracker, and chocolate on top.

I stare at the thing for a minute, trying to figure out how to eat it. I’m not sure if it’s a “knife and fork” thing or not. Eventually, I just grab it with both hands and see what I can do.

Turns out the marshmallow has a lot of give. The S’More compresses down, shrinking to about half its height. I take my first bite.

This isn’t good.

The marshmallow is the problem. There’s just too much. It dominates everything. It’s fairly bland (read: cheap), so it winds up smothering the other ingredients with a layer of meh flavor and texture. The other ingredients aren’t much better: the chocolate on top is low-quality; the crackers are just OK. The net result is this overwhelming, boring marshmallow flavor with an occasional peek of inexpensive chocolate or graham cracker. Blech.

I don’t recommend this. At all. The general idea is intriguing, but this dish’s execution is terrible. This feels less like a dessert, and more like a stunt that got out of control.