What Makes a Great Honey Graham Cracker?

S’mores are delicious and appetizing when prepared with Honey Graham Crackers! High quality Honey Graham Crackers are crispy with a flakey texture that’s easy to bite. They are a sweet combination of toasted flour and honey. Specifically, the docked crackers are uniformly shaped, they are golden brown with specks of ground whole grain, and they have a flakey interior. The aroma and flavor profile highlights toasted whole grain and honey. The may be additional notes like vanilla, brown sugar, butter, and warm spices like clove and cinnamon. The crackers are sweet, balanced with some saltiness and bitterness. The crackers are crispy, tender and easy to bite, and they have a flakey texture. They’re not dense, hard, and crunchy to bite. They have a low fatty mouthfeel and a small amount of adhesion, but they dissolve quickly. They can be a little chalky but not gritty. Honey and Cinnamon Graham crackers were both tested and won the Best Taste Award.

Tasting terms

  • texture

    A dimension used to organize attributes like mouthfeel, graininess and initial bite, it is one of the five dimensions used by ChefsBest Master Tasters to evaluate food. Example: Glazed popcorn will have a crunch texture. The texture of milk chocolate should be creamy and smooth.

  • sweet

    One of the basic tastes; often considered pleasing while exhibiting characteristics of sugar. Example: Honey, ripe fruits and syrup all have a pronounced sweet component.

  • aroma

    The smell that emanates from food. Along with appearance, texture, flavor and taste, aroma is one of the five dimensions used to evaluate a product. Example: Brownies should have an aroma that includes chocolate as well as egg, toasty and sweet notes.

  • flavor

    A combination of a food's basic taste and its accompanying aroma, flavor is the distinctive taste of a food or ingredient while it is in the mouth. Along with aroma, appearance, texture and taste, flavor is one of the five dimensions considered by ChefsBest Master Tasters. Example: Chocolate chip cookies should have a moderate chocolate flavor accompanied by a slightly lower level of complex dough flavor that includes egg, flour, vanilla and brown sugar notes.

  • mouthfeel

    The texture experienced while food is being eaten. Examples include smooth, chalky, grainy or greasy. Example: Super premium ice cream is often described as having a rich and smooth mouthfeel.

  • chalky

    The tendency of some foods or ingredients to have a fine or powdery texture that clings to the mouth. Example: Antacid liquids and meal replacement drinks can have an unpleasant chalky texture.