It wasn’t all that long ago that we paid a visit to Herbie’s Drive-In to check out their Chili-Cheese Nachos with Pico de Gallo and Jalapeño.
In that post, we included a picture of Herbie’s current menu, and it stirred up a bit of curiosity about another item on the menu: Herbie’s take on S’mores. So, we’re back at the roundabout in the Streets of America of Hollywood Studios to give them a try!
You’ll find several twists on S’mores at snack stops and restaurants throughout Disney World, such as the Caramel S’more at Karamell-Küche, and the S’more served in a glass at Kringla Bakeri og Kafe. Sometimes you’ll even find a version tucked into the bakery case at the Main Street Confectionery.
At Herbie’s, though, the presentation is different. The ingredients most replicate that of a traditional S’more: marshmallow and chocolate completely enclosed in a graham “pocket” crust (which is also dotted with bits of chocolate).
As you might be able to gather from the photos you’re about to see, they’re a bit messy. But that didn’t really bug me since I consider that to be one of the hallmarks of a genuine S’more.
What’s cool about the S’mores at Herbie’s is that they’re served warm.
Wait — that doesn’t make sense ;). Let me rephrase that: what’s neat and unique about the S’mores here is that they are warm — not fresh-out-of-the-fryer hot, but nicely warm, which
differentiates these from just about every other take on S’mores you’ll find at a snack stop. Of course, Table Service restaurants have a few more tools at their disposal to try to duplicate the real thing (check out the blow-torched S’mores at 50s Prime Time Cafe), but options are a bit more limited at the snack stops.
I know what I’m about to say is not some grand revelation ;), but here goes… in my opinion, the best parts of a S’more are the smokey char and general gooeyness of the warm marshmallow and how the heat from the marshmallow causes the chocolate to melt along with it. While the smokey flavor isn’t duplicated here, they’ve done a pretty decent job of replicating the gooey fun, even if it’s not quite the real deal.
I’m guessing the S’mores at Herbie’s may only be around during these winter months (it’s been downright cool in Central FL a few days as of late), and they really do the trick of “warming you up” by replicating this classic campfire snack in a fun new way.
Would you be up for a S’more or two on the go at Herbie’s Drive-In? Please let us know with a comment!