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Charlestons Own

Benne Wafers ~ 5.5 oz. Container

$ 6.25

Made right next door to our store in Charleston's Own bakery from an old traditional recipe, this sweet nutty flavored wafer cookie is famous throughout Charleston and the Lowcountry.

The Benne Wafer is one of the Lowcountry's most well known and loved local treats. It is a sweet, salty and nutty flavored crisp wafer cookie. Great to eat one by one or add to a salad for a nutty, sweet flavor kick!

Take a 5.5 oz. resealable tub for the freshness of your Benne Wafers to take home along with history of the Benne Wafer.

A little more about Benne...

Benne Seed has long been a traditional staple in Lowcountry food. Perhaps best known in Charleston for the Benne Wafer, it was used in other dishes as well as for cooking oil. In 1730 Benne seeds were documented as being grown in and around Charleston as a cash crop.

The Benne which is an annual flowering plant that grows to 4-6 feet. It produces white flowers that later form seed pods filled with the benne seed. It is sometimes spelled bene, Benny, or bennie. As late as the first part of the 20th century, areas of the Lowcountry continued to grow sizable crops of benne for cooking as an ingredient and for oil.

Benne Seeds are a high oil content seed and may be kept in the freezer to prolong freshness.


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