Unique to the Lowcountry since Colonial times, Benne (which is the Bantu word for sesame) was brought from East Africa and planted extensively throughout the South. Many Lowcountry recipes call for this tasty toasted seed, but none is so loved as the Benne Wafer.
A Charleston favorite, our recipe dates back over 100 years and is believed to be the original Benne Wafer recipe.
For best taste, eat within 6 months. Please store indoors in a cool, dry location.