Tuesday, August 18, 2015
The case of the mysterious "graham" crackers
Well, my favorite snacking one became hard to find and one day, while scouring the gluten free aisle at Whole Foods, I found this brand.
A few weeks later, I had come across a spread made my the same folks that makes the brand of vegan butter I eat, so into the cart it goes.
With this product as soon as I got home I opened it up to taste it. Oh my golly gee gosh! This stuff is AMAZING. Lightly sweet, with a delicate coconut flavor. I toasted up a slice of bread, sha-zam! That was great! If my life was a movie, this would be a montage of me putting this spread on various items. In my quest to try this on ever more items, I pulled out the evil hated box of "graham" crackers and spread on quite a bit...and about fell to my knees in bliss!
I'm sure all of you love these cookies. They seem to only appear in Alaska around the winter holidays and then are gone, but they are hands down my favorite store bought cookie. Those weird assed crackers, with the spread from heaven, somehow, in some way transformed that dull lifeless cracker into tasting like these cookies!
Now TH was skeptical to say the least, and he considers himself a cookie aficionado extraordinaire. But bring the super sweet man he is, he gamely took a plain one, took a bite and needless to say, was not impressed. Then I spread my magic spread on the remaining piece and handed it back. Heaving a giant "poor me" sigh, he took a bite, amazement and delight shone from him.
"How did that icky cracker turn into butter cookies?"
"Beats me to hell and back. But aren't they good this way?"
I later sprinkled the top with some coarse sugar and that took the cookie/cracker to nearly twin status.
Between looking for new things to put the magic spread on, FYI potatoes are NOT a great vehicle for it. I was looking for other things to put on those weird crackers. After trying a few things, jelly-meh, orange marmalade- better than jelly, but still meh. Next up was smooth peanut butter. Again some weird magic occurred and they tasted like these cookies, at least to my best ability to recall fading food flavors from over 2 years ago.
The hunt continues for other combinations to magically turn these dull tedious crackers into something amazingly tasty and delicious. But even if these are the only two substances that turn a meh cracker, into a face shoving food, its all good!