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Crunchy Breadsticks

Pam Sherman’s Bakery

2914 Hennepin Ave. South

Minneapolis, Minn. 55408

(612) 824-0604

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Check or Money Order Shipping and Handing Included Most breadsticks are bland, tasteless things that you buy and promptly stick into the cupboard until company comes. Then you bring them out to make the table look nice; they’re not actually supposed to taste very good.

These breadsticks are different. Fat and crunchy, they look too much like Lincoln logs to make your table look chic. But pick up one of these innocent sticks, take a small bite--and wait. At first you get a fresh, buttery flavor; 15 seconds later the pepper kicks in. It’s as if tiny rockets are exploding in your mouth.

Made only with good, simple ingredients--flour, sweet butter, water, yeast and pepper--the breadsticks are just one of the classic American products made by Pam Sherman’s Bakery. They’re good with a glass of wine, nice to nibble between meals, and very handy to have when you get home from work, desperate for a bite to eat while dinner is cooking.

An 11 3/4 ounce box of pepper breadsticks (about a dozen) costs $5.50, including postage and handling. The Sherman Bakery requires a three-box minimum for mail orders, but the breadsticks freeze nicely. They are also available rolled in salt.

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