The Ferry Building is always a fun place to go. We both enjoy the feeling of an indoor market lined with different vendors and populated with a flurry of activity. It feels exciting and fun, and if you go on Saturday morning you get the added bonus of one of the city’s best farmer’s markets outside as well. Miette has a few locations but the one we visited resides smack dab in the middle of the Ferry Building. They have great, attention grabbing displays that always seem to entice people to huddle around, gazing longingly at their goodies. Service is quick and easy, so there’s never too long of a wait.
The packaging is, as Kristina put it “cute and irresistible”. It’s simple and functional (ideal for resealing) and the cookies appear very uniform in nature. Ginger is definitely the theme of the day when eating this cookie. It attacks instantly, kicking your mouth with its spice and flavor. We actually found ourselves wincing a bit from the heat (and we like hot). The flavor is not of candied ginger, but pure, from the earth ginger root. There is sweetness but it lingers in the background. The texture of the cookie is firm and crunchy and has a nice consistency. We feel like we may be missing the point, but when we eat a cookie, we want sweet then flavor. For us, the ginger is just too strong and overpowering. We’ll admit this is probably the point and what makes this item popular, but for us it misses the mark.
Though we don’t recommend this item, we have heard that Miette’s array of goods are spectacular and worth trying. We always recommend a trip to the Ferry Building, so should your curiosity get the better of you, you can always pop in and not worry about wasting your time traveling to some far off nook of the city.
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