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June 2, 2009

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Laura's Graham Crackers
Old-fashioned goodness: Laura’s Handcrafted Graham Crackers. Photography by Hannah Kaminsky | THE NIBBLE.

Smart Cookies,
Great Grahams

Page 3: Laura’s Handcrafted Graham Crackers & S’mores Kit

INDEX OF REVIEW

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INDEX OF REVIEW

Laura’s Candy: Handcrafted Graham
Crackers & S’Mores Kit

In St. Peter, Minnesota, the gifted artisan Laura Dhuyvetter makes superb marshmallows—and with them, excellent graham crackers with which to make truly fine s’mores.

While we don’t like to say unkind things about the competition (as it were), we recently sampled famous name supermarket brand grahams, marshmallows and chocolate, with the idea of doing a “summer fun” article—supermarket goods for the kids and the pricier but higher quality Laura’s S’more Kit for the discriminating adults.

Ladies and gentlemen, perhaps the dog wouldn’t notice how tasteless the supermarket goods are, but we just can’t advocate them. We’re sensitive to the recession, but we just won’t eat straw to save a few pennies. Compare the ingredients:

  • Laura’s Graham Crackers: Whole wheat flour, graham flour, butter, sugar, honey, molasses, vanilla, baking powder, baking soda, spices and salt.

S'Mores
You can buy plain grahams and S’mores kits year-round. For Easter and Christmas, Laura pulls out all the stops with stamped bunny and Santa grahams.

  • Supermarket Brand Grahams: Enriched flour, wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate (Vitamin B1), riboflavin (Vitamin B2), folic acid, sugar, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, cottonseed oil, graham flour, high fructose corn syrup, honey, leavening (baking soda, calcium phosphate), salt, artificial flavor, malted barley flour.

Unlike the harder Tiny Trapeze cookies, Laura’s grahams have a familiar, tender texture (slightly more solid than supermarket grahams). The comparison ends there: They have a complex whole wheat and graham flour flavor, layered with honey and molasses, vanilla, cinnamon and other, more subtle spices.

S’mores Kit

With their 2-3/4-inch square shape, they adapt better to s’mores than the round Tiny Trapeze version (if not as prettily). Laura goes one better with superb s’mores kits: her own handmade marshmallows and Valrhona chocolate. Ex-cel-lent! The kit is also available with a Hershey chocolate bar for $3 less, but when you’re buying handcrafted marshmallows and grahams, why use mass-produced chocolate?

  • Laura offers the s’mores kits with many different flavors of handmade marshmallow. Start with vanilla for the s’mores, and order whatever tickles your fancy to enjoy as a marshmallow confection.
  • For Easter and Christmas, you can have the grahams stamped with a bunny or Santa. They couldn’t be cuter—even if you’re a jaded, grown-up food writer.

More About S’Mores

We’re huge s’mores fans, and have more to share:

Recipe

Products

By the way, Reverend Graham’s theories to the contrary, graham flour has no impact whatsoever on suppressing lust. In fact, it makes you lust for s’more.

LAURA’S CANDY

Graham Crackers, S’Mores Kits

  • Gift Box of 8 Cookies (4 Boards)
    6 Ounces
    $6.50
  • S’Mores Kit With Valrhona Chocolate
    $23.00
  • Graham Cracker Crumbs
    For 9" Pie Crust
    $3.00

Purchase* at LCandy.com

*Prices and product availability are verified at publication but are subject to change. These items are offered by a third party and THE NIBBLE has no relationship with them. Purchase information is provided as a reader convenience.

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