Friday May 4, 2012 at 6:06 AM | 2 Comments
The smell of smoke on the beach. The taste of sweet, gooey marshmallow, combined with melted chocolate and the crunch of crisp graham crackers make the s’more the quintessential treat at the beach or on camping trips.
We recreated this summertime classic in our backyard last night. True – we were not at the beach, with pounding waves competing for attention, along with the snap, crackle of the campfire. We were experiencing a family moment that didn’t require any time in the car, pre-planning check list or moans from the teenagers.
We had cracked open two small Duraflame Campfire Roasting Logs. Set them, criss-cross, in the Weber BBQ and lite a match. Next to the fire stood two teenagers, a dad – who specializes in building roaring campfires where ever he wanders – and a Labrador Retriever, ever hopeful for dropped crumbs.
Duraflame is about to unveil one of the biggest innovations in the company’s history since the creation of the firelog: duraflame Campfire Roasting Logs.
The company sent us a couple of logs, along with a s’mores kit, to test drive the new product. I’m happy to report that the logs went out in a blaze of glory. Perhaps that’s because they came with their own happy pack of sugar deliciousness, but the teenagers bonded with their parents for a few precious moments over open flames in the backyard and no one got hurt. What more could a mother ask for?
Duraflame Campfire Tips:
Unlike a traditional wood burning fire, don’t wait for the embers to die down before you start roasting your marshmallows (or you’ll be waiting for about 45 minutes). These Duraflame logs deliver a consistent flame, great for no fuss fires. Sidle up next to the fire pit or bbq and start roasting as soon as the fire ignites.
This firelog was designed specifically for campfire roasting. It is formulated with real wood charcoal and tested for safe cooking so no need to worry about food safety.
Don’t forget your roasting sticks; marshmallows, chocolate bars and graham crackers. Our kids set the bbq rack half way across the grill so they could melt their chocolate and warm their graham crackers by the heat of the fire, while roasting marshmallows at the same time.
What are your favorite campfire memories?
If You Go:
The four-log bundle is available for a suggested retail price of $5.99
Duraflame supplied me with these duraflame Campfire Roasting Logs.