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Cheese Straws

I have been initiated into the Society of Cheese Straw Eaters. Cheese straws are one of those things that I had never encountered before moving to Atlanta. I vaguely remember seeing them at Rhodes Bakery. Then I heard Alton Brown, as I recall, extol the virtues of a particular cheese straw baker. So when I found myself standing in line at the supermarket with this bag at eye level, staring back at me, I realized that my destiny had been fulfilled.

They are pretty good, although I must say that I would prefer a sharper cheese flavor. They have a texture close to that of a soft cookie. They of course substitute cheese for overt sweetness. I ate three before I left the store, then I managed to get them back in the shopping bag.

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