The Mrs. Fields brand has been in and out of Riyadh in the last ten years. When I was younger, I do remember being fond of it but it disappeared in a couple of years and alas, it is back once again. For the uninitiated, it’s primarily a cookie bakeshop-slash-cafe. All of their items are made fresh ’round the clock and they are a very popular brand especially in the US. It was a woman named Debbie Fields (who is also a Toastmaster, like me!) who created the recipe that loyal customers enjoy today. As a kid, I remembered it as something fancy and it’s not always something I could ask my parents to buy for me. Whenever they would buy me some, I would bite off from the cookie as little as I could at a time just so I can savor the entire thing. But now that I am older (and working for my own moolah), I can now munch on as many Mrs. Fields cookies I want. 😛
Recently, they have opened one of their branches in Takhassusi and I am now a loyal fan. There would be nights that I’d go there to get me a little snack that would go best with my cup of tea. I’ve been such a repeat customer that I’ve started bringing my gal pals along with me. And maybe, I ought to take my fandom to a new level and share it with you all. 🙂 Here’s all the cookie goodness (and more!) that you can find at Mrs. Fields.
My ultimate favorite is the Oatmeal+Raisin cookie. I like how it’s the right amount of sweet and how the raisin melts with the crumbs of the cookie. It’s also healthier than the chocolate chip and it also has walnuts in it! Janelle likes the white chocolate and macademia for the creaminess of the white chocolate. The cookies come in different sizes too. For the mini ones, 6 pcs for 10SR, Medium: 5SR per piece and the Large ones go for 6SR per piece. Every time I have bought some of their cookies, they were always freshly baked and I was able to enjoy them up to the next day. You’d just have to keep them stored in a tight jar because once it gets aired out, it gets hard and gnawy to eat.
Here are some more sweet items you can find in their store:
They have four to five kinds of brownies available but so far, I’ve only tried the Walnut Brownie ones. I’d say they’re okay. They also have cookie cakes, brownie cakes and cookie cupcakes! If you are not diabetic, go have a ‘fields’ day! Pun intended. 😉
They also have a shelf filled with Mrs. Fields’ paraphernalia. From tea cups and tumblers to tin cans to store your cookies in. They’re a bit expensive for me but I guess you’re paying for the brand name and it being a memorabilia of sorts. Here are some of them:
You may also order some hot and cold beverages from their branch but there is very limited seating inside. When I say very limited, I mean there is only one stool for the counter-like lounge area by the window display, therefore it’s simply a walk-in, walk-out store where you just get what you want and enjoy your cookie somewhere else. Sometimes, when someone hogs all the cookies (like me) you might end up having to wait until the next batch is baked…which can take from 10-15 minutes. I’d say it’s worth the wait if you’re not too busy.
So if you’re up for some cookie munching activities, check out Mrs. Fields yourself. For me, I enjoy bingeing on Mrs. Fields right now and I hope that this time, she’ll be here to stay.
Branches of Mrs. Fields can be found at:
Hittin Plaza, North Ring Rd., Exit 2 – 0593975526
Al Takhassusi St. Hyperpanda – 0593125931 / 0593362522
Qurtoba – Saud Bin Mohamed Bin Meqren St. – 0593362556
Telal Center – Anas Bin Malik Rd. – 0593362577
Follow them on:
Foursquare: Mrs. Fields