The Graham Cracker Question Revisited
Oddly enough, one of the most popular articles on my blog is not about writing, theology, books, or Doctor Who. Rather, it’s a post that seeks to answer the question: What’s a suitable UK alternative the the US Graham Cracker? Clearly this is a pressing issue on the minds of many, and one that few other bloggers are willing to take up. Though this is not a foodie blog, I am willing to take on this issue.
In the original Graham Cracker Question article, I asked my brothers, who were visiting from the UK at the time, to try a Graham Cracker, and try to think what UK product comes closest in taste, consistency, and look. They suggested the taste of a Digestive, but the consistency of a Garibaldi minus the raisins.
Then the comments started. And there were some good suggestions. One that particularly intrigued me was from Teresa, an ex-pat American living in the UK. She suggested a new biscuit called Snap Jacks. They come in a honeycomb flavor that she says gives the same taste and consistency as a Graham Cracker, and are perfect for making cheesecakes (I presume she’s referring to the crust). I replied that I would have my family send me some to try out, and sure enough, my Mum came through, and she sent me a packet of honeycomb Snap Jacks.
I grabbed a Graham Cracker and the packet of Snap Jacks, and we had a family taste-test. The verdict: close, but the honeycomb flavor is not quite the same as the honey flavor of the Graham Cracker. (We also all agreed that the Snap Jacks were delicious, and we could easily polish of a packet or two in no time.) That said, it’s probably the closest to taste and consistency you’ll get. So for things that require a Graham Cracker crust, you can probably get away with using Snap Jacks. It might actually taste better than the Graham Cracker counterpart!
However, you can’t make s’mores with Snap Jacks. And I’m at a loss as to how someone in the UK would make one of these:
Then I had an idea.
What if I had a giveaway for people in the UK, the winner of which would receive from me a box of Graham Crackers? They could then try the Graham Crackers and report back on what they’ve found at their local supermarket that would substitute! So, that’s what I’m doing. If you are a UK resident (not necessarily a UK citizen, but living in the UK at the moment), and would like the opportunity to participate in the quest for the perfect UK Graham Cracker substitute, CLICK HERE, or on the tab at the top, and enter the UK Graham Cracker Giveaway! Remember, this giveaway is open to UK residents only. I’m keeping it open until August 31, and I will announce the recipient of the box of Graham Crackers soon after.