Product: Pamela’s Products Gluten Free Mini Cinnamon Grahams – $4.99+
Graham crackers. They are so simple…so commonplace. They are something that conjure up memories of campfires, toasting marshmallows, gooey chocolate, and sticky fingers. They recall afternoons where you grab a graham cracker (probably a cinnamon one because that dusting of sugar on top made it feel like such a treat) and snack on it while heading out to play with friends before dinner, or settling in with a good afternoon television show.
That was my childhood. That was my adulthood. Well, maybe not the playing with friends thing…but graham crackers had such a prominent part of my life. Especially when bonfires and campfires were involved.
S’mores are one of the best treats in the world. It’s got all the textures, all the sweetness…everything that makes a treat a treat. Who doesn’t love s’mores. The problem being…I’ve only come across a few gluten-free graham crackers since being diagnosed with Celiac. Kinnikinnick was the first brand I knew of that existed, making S’moreables for that graham cracker craving. Then, Schär came out with their Honeygrams, which I have tasted, but never purchased. They are also good. But that was basically it…unless you made your own. I love to bake, but I haven’t tackled crackers yet…or any sort.
And then, at Expo West this past year, I saw images come through from Pamela’s Products that were touting their latest product: Graham Crackers and Mini Grahams…in three (3) flavors: Honey, Cinnamon, and Chocolate. Oh, and also available in two (2) sizes: Graham Cracker Size and Minis.
I searched high and low in my area for these and finally gave up, believing that it would take at least a year for the Louisville area to get them in. But then, randomly one afternoon with a quick stop by my Kroger (of all places)…there two flavors of the mini grahams sat on a shelf. And, yes, I snagged a box of each and took them home with me. I had to have them. I’d been searching for them. It had to happen.
Well, back on Monday, August 10, it was National S’mores Day. And, I didn’t know this until after I used these to make a small dessert S’mores Bowl…but Monday was the day I pulled these off the top shelf of my pantry to serve up for dessert. Coincidence, yes…but perfectly timed. YAY for happy and delicious coincidences.
The Pamela’s Products Gluten Free Mini Cinnamon Grahams are little medallions of graham cracker goodness, each cracker being around the size of a quarter, perhaps just slightly smaller. The Cinnamon flavor (which is the box I opened first) looks like the perfect miniature cinnamon graham cracker. Honestly. The little hexagon shapes are one-bite sized and are good for popping if you just want something mindless and easy. But, you know me…nothing can ever be that easy. Although, for the sake of the blog, I may have popped a couple without the rest of the toppings in the S’mores Bowl that I created. The S’mores Bowl is a layer of the Pamela’s Products Gluten Free Mini Cinnamon Grahams, a tablespoon of dark chocolate chips, and then vegan marshmallows, which I then torch with my kitchen torch, successfully melting the chocolate and toasting the marshmallows to perfection. I did this for my roommate and then again for me. And so…we settled in to get our first taste of the Pamela’s Products Gluten Free Mini Cinnamon Grahams.
Want to bring back the taste of your childhood? Well, these will do it. These miniature graham crackers are everything that is right and good in the gluten-free snack world. I don’t buy many treats like these often…but I had to try these. I was craving s’mores for a long while now…and these gave me a way to make a fantastic dessert with all the flavors of the s’mores without making an actual s’more. Once I find somewhere local with the actual Pamela’s Products Gluten Free Grahams, then I’ll make the real things. But…as of now, I’ve only found the minis. That should change though. Count on it.
The Pamela’s Products Gluten Free Mini Cinnamon Grahams are lightly dusted on the top with cinnamon and sugar. This coating brings this nice touch of sweetness to the rich graham and molasses flavor of the crackers themselves. I love the flavors that erupt with each bite. It’s sweet and rich and tastes just like the graham crackers I was guilty of sneaking out of the pantry as a child. I thought they were the perfect base for the S’mores Bowls, easily scooped up with melted chocolate chips and toasted marshmallows. They are bite-sized graham cracker bites of goodness. Perfection. Sheer graham cracker perfection.
Let’s discuss what the Pamela’s Products Gluten Free Mini Cinnamon Grahams are made from, shall we? This particular treat is made up of a gluten free flour blend (brown rice flour, white rice flour, tapioca starch, sweet rice flour, xanthan gum), organic non-GMO butter (salted), brown cane sugar, sorghum flower, gluten-free oat bran, molasses, organic non-GMO honey, gluten-free flavors, cinnamon, grainless and aluminum free baking powder (sodium acid pyrophosphate, potato starch, sodium bicarbonate), baking soda, sea salt, spices, and a topping that is made up of organic sugar and cinnamon. This product is certified gluten-free by GFCO, made in a dedicated gluten-free facility, and kosher certified. They are gluten-free, wheat-free, soy-free, corn-free, nut-free, egg-free, contain no artificial flavors or additives, contain no hydrogenated oils or trans fats, and contain no corn syrup.
Speaking of awesome, the nutritional facts for the Pamela’s Products Gluten Free Mini Cinnamon Grahams aren’t too bad either. A serving size is 10 crackers (29 grams) and there are about 7 servings per box. This serving will provide you with 150 calories, 6 grams fat, 3.5 grams saturated fat, 0 grams trans fat, 15 mg cholesterol, 110 mg sodium, 23 grams carbohydrates, 1 gram fiber, 8 grams sugars, and 1 gram of protein. Not too bad for a graham cracker, right?! I’m happy with it.
So, go ahead, pop open a box of Pamela’s Gluten Free Mini Cinnamon Grahams and crunch, dunk, dip, or pile high with chocolate and marshmallows…and devour. Do whatever it is you want with these little miniature graham crackers. These gluten-free treats are fantastic. And I’m sad I have only about 2 servings left. Time to go pick up more. Just simply put…delicious!