REPORT # 25
www.themacaronner.com (ONLINE ONLY)
Based out in the Greater Los Angeles area is this spanking new macaron shop on Etsy.com. The two owners, Nicola and Eric, are not only the masterminds and the pastry chefs, but also they are a happily married couple. No wonder they come up with great products like chocolate covered macarons or even the Do It Yourself French Macaron Baking Kit! The shop also offers madeleines, and the white chocolate dipped ones look truly amazing to send to someone as a gift or for yourself to indulge.
There are several different flavors you can choose from when choosing your assortment of flavors. The set can be little as from three macarons per box ($4 +s&h) to 36 macarons per box ($52 +s&h). All are freshly made to order and are always shipped out on Monday/Tuesday bright and early to ensure freshness of the product. I certainly got mine on Monday, and they were very fresh, and quite honestly definitely fresher than most macaron places I've physically been to.
- about 2" in diameter
- soft and moist inside
- impressive packaging
the macaron package
side and top view of the package + instructions on how to handle macarons
A white colored outer layer has almond bits on top, with a thick creamy inside that tastes like almond butter cream.
Chocolate outer shell is more cacao-flavored than chocolate and it is moist and almost fudge-like. Inside cream has a tint of yellow and has a hint of sweet espresso flavor. Overall it tastes like a Cafe Mocha.
Fine coconut shaving on top of a white outer shell. Inside has a thick creamy vanilla-bean filling. It tastes milky, like condensed milk or white chocolate.
The pastel yellow outer layer has a hint of orange flavor. It has a nice slight crunch and is soft inside. The cream is a translucent yellow with a nice sweet flavor of apricot. There is no bitterness or sourness- just the essence of the orange is brought out by the cream.
Light pink colored outer shell with a translucent pink cream filling has a overall flavor of a strawberry milkshake! It has a slight crunch on the outside, and soft inside.
I was really pleasantly surprised with these macarons that came in the mail. The attention to the sturdy packaging and the extra mile put by adding that note of instructions was really impressive. Normally you would end up with crushed up macarons if you go to some places without the right packaging, or you may safely get them home intact, but not know if you should but them in the fridge or leave them out. These things are so important before getting to the stage of eating macarons. The quality of the macarons here were better than most of the macarons I've reported so far, as I've mentioned before. They were moist, no air-pockets, and they had a nice thick layer of filling.