For the ultimate Southerner’s snack pack, look no farther than this dynamic duo of traditional cheese straws and benne wafers in the Sweet and Salty Snack Box. Both the straws and crispy cookies reflect essential treats from kitchens throughout the Lowcountry and beyond. The benne wafer is Charleston’s signature sweet, and the savory cheddar-loaded cheese straws are a hallmark of the South’s holiday season (though we love them any time of year!).
The benne wafers skip the saccharine sweetness of most cookies, relying on toasted sesame seeds and browned butter for a distinctive flavor. While delicious on their own, try subbing them for crackers with pimento cheese or chicken salad, or serve them with ice cream or you can just add them with savory snack like Peach Chutney. It's gonna be perfect!
The cheese straws definitely supply the savory elements in the Sweet and Salty Snack Box. Loaded with aged cheddar cheese and baked to crunchy perfection, they marry all the best elements of cheese and crackers—just no knife or cutting board required! Nosh on them by themselves, pair them with red wine for an easy aperitif, or treat them like croutons on a green salad or bowl of tomato soup.
Cheese Straws and Benne Wafers: Better Together
United together in the Sweet and Salty Snack Box, the goodies send a wonderful gift to anyone craving a taste of the South or folks in need of a little exposure to what they’re missing. Beyond gifting, the pack is great to have on hand for easy hors d’oeuvres, portable road trip snacks, and lunchbox treats. Created by the Food for the Southern Soul brand, these are just two of many delightful snacks that bring flavors of the Lowcountry and other Southern regions to your pantry.