We were recently featured on the USA Today website for their only in Charleston travel guide.
Any Charlestonian can tell you what a benne wafer is. Named for the seeds that the enslaved Africans brought with them from their homeland, this quintessentially Charleston souvenir is widely available in local grocery stores and gourmet shops. The plant, which we know as sesame, yields a tiny seed now processed for its oil. Slightly larger than a quarter, flat benne wafers are more sweet than savory, with a nutty note from the benne seeds.
Thanks for the shout out and we do love to share a classic Charleston treat!