Republicans up in arms over government's healthy s'mores

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Healthy S'mores Suggestion Fires Up GOP Critics

Who doesn't love a good s'more fresh from an open fire? And nothing's better than the warm melting chocolate.

Apparently there is: Fruit. That's according to recent suggestions from the U.S. Forest Service.

Some media outlets have found a controversy in the new s'more guidelines, and some are even calling it "S'moresgate."

You can take a look at those recipes on the U.S. Department of Agriculture's website yourself, but they mostly include ideas like substituting chocolate with roasted pineapple or using angel food cake in place of gram crackers.

Pundits at Fox News are especially upset over the suggestion, with one article asking, "Is nothing sacred?"

Republican House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has weighed in on the matter as well, writing in a memo to GOP House members, "This perfectly captures what is wrong with our government. Hard-earned tax dollars supporting bureaucrats who can't pass up an opportunity to tell us how to live our lives."

"The Forest Service post does veer into overbearing nanny territory," one writer for The Washington Post said. "But for rallying the Republican base, it's no Obamacare."

What's your take on the matter? Too far or a reasonable suggestion? Tell us in the comments.
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