While we were in San Fransisco, we visited Miette – a well known pastry shop in San Fransisco. My brother swears by their Ginger snaps so I wanted to check it out.
We entered the charming little pastry shop in Hayes Valley and I became enchanted with all the little treats on offer. The shop was beautifully decorated. It was very easy to become confused 🙂 There were all sorts of shortbreads and biscuits, many varieties of lollies and candy (as well as a decent selection imported from France and Italy), and cupcakes.
The verdict: the caramels were well flavoured, however a little on the soft side for me. I prefer a slightly harder skin with a nice chewy texture inside. The filling also oozed out which made it slightly tricky to eat. The salted caramel was very sweet, not as nice as the ones I usually eat from Jeff de Bruges. I still have the little packet of chocolate coated caramels, so I have to get back to you on that one. I gave the ginger snaps to my mum, and apparently they disappeared quickly – so that’s a good sign.
Miette is a pleasure to visit, however all it made me do was miss the sweet shops I visited in France…