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Grey Ghost Bakery: A James Island Treasure!

As a James Island resident and realtor, I'm always on the hunt for locally made products. I was so excited to learn about Grey Ghost Bakery which operates their commercial baking facility on James Island, off of Signal Point Road (near Bohemian Bull on Folly Road). I had noticed Grey Ghost cookies around town and highlighted in local food write ups. After meeting the delightful founder of Grey Ghost, Katherine Frankstone, and tasting her magical cookies I was SOLD. I bought some in every flavor to share with my The Pulse Charleston clients and friends this Spring.

For Katherine, it all started at the age of 5 with an Easy Bake Oven. Or at least that's what she had hoped. Instead buying her an Easy Bake Oven, her parents taught her how to bake in the family kitchen, inspiring a lifelong love of baking. Katherine gave me a terrific tour which included a room full of neatly packaged cookies, ready for the snarfing and a huge room with an intense commercial oven. On the day I visited, the team was in the midst of making a large batch of Chocolate Bourbon. YUM!

To be sure I am well informed about this product before offering it to my clients, I've been taste testing like no tomorrow:) In the last 24 hours I have sampled Lemon Sugar, Molasses Spice, Chocolate Bourbon and Almond Toffee! So far, the Lemon Sugar are my all star - they have bits of lemon rind!! I still need to try: Chocolate Mint, Cinnamon Pecan, Chocolate Cayenne, Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip and Cranberry Orange. Goals!!

Want some for yourself or to give as gifts? Look at all the places they are sold locally: Boone Hall Farms, Caviar & Bananas, The Daily by Butcher and Bee, Mixson Market, Whole Foods Market, Restoration on King, The Preservation Society of Charleston, and The Woodhouse Day Spa or you can stop by their commercial kitchen at 1750 Signal Point Rd #2a, Charleston, SC 29412.

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