I’m back from a trip to Charleston, South Carolina, and I brought home some souvenirs. Of course, I have a lot of photos to share, but I thought I’d show you some things I brought home.
Diet Cheerwine soda. Oh my word. It’s Cherry Soda without that syrupy-sweet taste so many cherry sodas have. And you’d never know it was a diet soda. SO good. You southerners have been holding out on me. How did I never know about this stuff? I actually went to a supermarket in South Carolina and brought a whole bunch home. Then I went on line and ordered more. It’s that good.
Another thing you cannot get up north is White Lily flour. I came home with all-purpose, self-rising, and cornmeal. LOTS of it. Once again, you southern girls get all the good stuff. I’m jealous. Even a northern girl can turn out awesome biscuits with White Lily. And I use the all-purpose in my southern cake recipes – a subtle but so worth it difference. (FYI – the flour I use for ALL of my other other cooking and baking is King Arthur Flour. If you can’t find it near you, order it on line. So worth it.) Graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallow add up to so much more than a s’more in a Moon Pie. Chocolate, Strawberry and Mint may have found their way home with us. I don’t know whether I love or hate the person who came up with Mint Chocolate Moon Pies. I had to buy the minis to help me control myself. They are that good. If you get to visit any of the three places that have a Moon Pie General Store, go there. Definitely. You’ll thank me later.
I did get some other things in Charleston – you know, NORMAL souvenirs. But these are stacked up in my kitchen right now and I’m loving it.
More on Charleston soon!