We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
A U.S. Forest Service article on safe marshmallow toasting did not neglect to nag us: It suggested fruit rather than chocolate in s’mores.
Brilliant! Fruit is "healthier" than chocolate? Not true at all. Both are pure sugar. And I defy these idiots to tell me that a single forest fire was caused by a happy flaming marshmallow.
One of your betters in Washington with a degree in Marshmallow Studies was actually paid a good salary with excellent lifetime benefits out of your pocket to convey that advice. I recommend laughter and sarcastic derision. Suicide is out of the question but passive resistance might be a safe approach. Marshmallow afficiandos know that a marshmallow without a burnt crust is just garbage, as is a S'more without Hersheys.
In actual fact, any halfway decent medico who's not been thoroughly brainwashed of functional, independent brain activity, and who has bothered to pay the most paltry amount of attention to the subject of nutrition, should be more than happy to confirm to you that chocolate - even in the fairly-traditional form of Hershey's Milk Chocolate that's generally the preferred choice among the S'mores-building-and-consuming crowd - is measurably better for your overall health than an equal quantity of fruit.
Said medico would undoubtedly also assure you that a) there was far more "potential for harm" in the carbonized nature of the other primary sugar-source (the properly-charred, gooey marshmallow, of course, which is nearly all sugar) than in the somewhat-melted bit of chocolate, and b) unless you vastly overindulge in the quantity of S'mores you consume at a sitting, and do so repeatedly and with considerable frequency, said "potential for harm" is extremely low - about on the order of half that afforded by drinking too much water, or singing in the shower - and exists mostly as heightened danger of dental damage if you do not brush regularly.
oh, but fruit has lots of vitamins and dietary fibers...
And its ORGANIC!!!!! so it must be better...
And of course it's local, so less transport, so better FOR THE ENVIRONMENT!!!!! (never mind that 90% of fruit is imported even if the same species grows perfectly fine locally, is grown locally, and then shipped halfway around the world...).