I love my neighborhood. Longtime readers probably know that (and I probably drone on abut how much it rocks a little too often). It’s so convenient for me, like I did a few weeks ago, to come home after, say, Yoga and run a couple of errands. Now, avoiding people I know while in yoga clothes is somewhat of a challenge, but you can’t beat the convenience. I knew I needed dryer sheets, and as I’ve switched to the Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day brand (I don’t like the idea of my clothing being covered in animal fat, what can I say? Yeah, that’s how your clothes get soft from most other brands. Ick.) I could just hop right over to Park + Vine and pick some up. It’s a great store, with some great eco-friendly stuff if you haven’t made it down there. Dan Korman, the owner, also sells food from local purveyors– some of it vegan, a lot of it vegetarian, and all of it fantastic. Like some of the big box stores, he puts some of these goodies by the counter to tempt you as you check out. Clever.
What caught my eye that day? Grateful Grahams. I had heard about them– George from Metronation exclaimed, “I’ve never liked anything vegan, but those are AMAZING.” I just hadn’t picked any up yet, so at the first opportunity I picked up the chocolate variety.
They come in a cute brown paper bag with a window. I’d, in fact, post pictures of this if Terry and I hadn’t wolfed down the darn things so quickly. Oops. These aren’t your Honey Maid grahams– they’re soft, dense, a tiny bit chewy, and utterly addictive. I haven’t tried the regular flavor, but the chocolate has just a hint of cocoa, and a lot of brown sugar and cinnamon. Delicious. At $7 a package, they’re not cheap, but I don’t think I can go back to regular graham crackers after this.
I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with them besides just eat them– an excellent option I am not discounting, by the way. Possibilities:
- Possibly the most killer (and pricey) graham cracker crust EVER.
- Ice cream sandwiches. They’re the perfect shape (rectangular) and the perfect texture. Maybe some Dojo Gelato or Aglamesis?
- Grateful Grahams + Nutella
What are your suggestions?
Where to buy Grateful Grahams? Follow them on Facebook to find out their latest locations, but you can always get them at Park + Vine, at the corner of Central Parkway and Vine Street in Over-the-Rhine.