Post and Courier, The (Charleston, SC)
December 14, 2008
Section: HOME & GARDEN
Charleston symbols: Presents that reflect historic city can provide lasting memories
By: Wevonneda Minis
Original Charleston Benne Wafers are sesame seed cookies with African roots and one of the Holy City’s best-known foods. Benne is said to be the Bantu word for sesame. The Olde Colony Bakery in Mount Pleasant, which makes about 3,000 pounds a week in December, is the main producer.
The bakery sells the wafers in various sizes at www.oldecolonybakery.com or by calling 216-3232. The wafers also can be purchased in a decorative 15-ounce tin at the Preservation Society of Charleston, 147 King St. for $12.99. Visit www.preservationsociety.org or call 722-4630.