National Graham Cracker Day 2020 - Important Date, History, Facts, Quotes & How to celebrate the National Graham Cracker Day

National Graham Cracker Day 2020 - On 5 July 2020, National Graham Cracker Day is observed to honor and enjoy the healthy graham crackers. Get the information about the history of National Graham Cracker Day, facts, quotes & how to celebrate the National Graham Cracker Day 2020 from this article.

Sheena | Updated Jul 03, 2020 18:57 PM

National Graham Cracker Day 2020 - Important Date, History, Facts, Quotes & How to celebrate the National Graham Cracker Day

National Graham Cracker Day 2020

National Graham Cracker Day is celebrated on July 5 of every year. National Graham Cracker Day 2020 is to celebrate the famous American staple. National Graham Cracker Day is celebrated to celebrate the cracker which was originally invented as a “health food” as part of the “Graham Diet”, which is made up of simply-prepared bland foods with whole grains, fruits, and vegetables.

What is the Graham Cracker?

A graham cracker is a sweet flavored cracker made from graham flour. This is eaten as a snack, usually flavored with honey or cinnamon, and also used as an ingredient for making s’mores, crust for pies, layering for cheesecakes, etc. 
In Modern graham crackers, bleached white flour comes in a variety of flavors including honey, cinnamon, and chocolate. It is served as a delicious snack as it has terrific ingredients for desserts.

What is the history of National Graham Cracker Day?

The founder and the history of National Graham Cracker Day are unknown. In the early 1800s, Sylvester Graham, Presbyterian minister, developed the slightly sweetened cracker which is known as Graham crackers. He created graham crackers to be part of his 'Graham Diet' health food. He claimed that his snack would reduce the cravings for sin. They were made of whole graham wheat flour, with additional bran and wheat germs. The flour is brown, mildly nutty, and sweet and Graham used for making graham bread and crackers. The crackers were biscuit-like and somewhat bland since they had no spices or sugar in them.

Graham crackers became a staple at bakeries by the end of the 21st century. In 1952, the National Biscuit Company(Nabisco) began making Honey Grahams, which looks like today's graham crackers. In 1976, the crackers were renamed to Honey Maid. Graham crackers are sweet, not salty which are similar to American cookies or British biscuits. They are not made of the same finely ground and unrefined whole-wheat flour that was used by Sylvester Graham, but are made from processed, bleached flour. Compared to the original version, they do have more sweeteners, including honey and sugar.

How to observe the National Graham Cracker Day?

Celebrate the National Graham Cracker Day by grabbing some delicious graham crackers. Try out the traditional graham cracker recipe and have healthy snacks with the family. Use #NationalGrahamCrackerDay on social media and share the celebration of Graham Cracker Day.

Graham Cracker - Facts

  • The original Graham crackers were kind of dry and bland. This biscuit was made from unrefined flour, lacked the flavour and finesse of its contemporary descendant

  • Graham crackers which were made commercially date back to the 1900s

  • For 87 years, graham crackers were used in s'mores

  • Many people are relegating the Graham cracker to key lime pie crust, crumbling as a topper for ice cream, s'mores, etc

  • Now, graham crackers are sweetened with cinnamon, honey, and chocolate

Graham Cracker - Quotes

There were little triangles of coconut custard pie on a graham cracker crust for dessert, the best and sweetest thing ... - Joe Hill

That would be cool if the earth's crust was made out of graham cracker. It would disappear just like the ozone layer, but for completely different reasons. - Mitch Hedberg

"A stack of graham crackers represents me as a person: am I a cookie or a cracker? Neither. Both. I'm a crackie." - Jarod Kintz

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National Graham Cracker Day - FAQ

1. What graham crackers are made of?

Graham crackers are whole wheat crackers made with refined and bleached wheat flour. They are sweetened slightly with sugar and honey and are sold in various sizes and shapes.

2. Where did graham crackers originate from?

In the early 1800s, Sylvester Graham, Presbyterian minister, developed the slightly sweetened cracker which is known as Graham crackers. He created graham crackers to be part of his 'Graham Diet' health food. 

3. What was the original purpose of graham crackers?

About 1829 Sylvester Graham invented the staple of bland snacks. He claimed that his snack would reduce the cravings for sin. 

4. Are graham crackers a healthy snack?

The sweet and crunchy graham crackers are made from wholesome ingredients and are heart-healthy and low in calories including wheat flour & vegetables.