In the spirit of not knowing what to write or post, I am going to share with you some very important information. If you have a sweet tooth like me, or just like to eat small cookies, I recommend Laudurée macarons. My lovely mother brought me some, and I have taken
a lot of time a few minutes to decide which flavors are the best, and why.
Here is a flavor guide:
5. Pistachio/ Rose
I put this flavor last, not because it is bad, because it isn’t, but I am not a pistachio person. That being said, the pistachio macaron I tried tasted incredibly close to what a pistachio resembles, but less salty(?) The rose flavored macaron was tasty, but nothing to write home about. It had faint undertones of rosewater, but nothing overpowering or clearly ‘rose’ about it. Sorry, rose.
I am a berry gal, I love strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, all the berries. This flavor tasted so close to what raspberries are like irl, similar to a raspberry jam, but a little more tart. I was wowed by this macaron.
3. Salted caramel
I put salted caramel in the top 3 because 1) it is delightfully caramel with the right amount of salt, and 2) the flavor worked especially well in macaron form. The center caramel was gooey and delicious, and the cookie part of the macaron wasn’t overpowering in comparison to the filling.
I almost never pick vanilla for any flavor of anything: ice cream, cupcakes, cake, what have you. I have never been a huge fan of the flavor, but as of recently I have been trying things with vanilla bean in it. I gave the vanilla macaron a chance, and I’m glad I did. It was so tasty, I decided it deserved the title of number 2 of my favorite macaron choices.
- Blackcurrant violet
This was hands down, my favorite macaron of the batch. With complex notes of blackcurrant, a berry I rarely get to taste, and the aroma of violet flowers, I was actually blown away. It surpassed all my expectations of what I thought a blackcurrant and violet macaron was going to taste like.
There isn’t a Laudurée store in the bay area, but there is a really great locally owned macaron shop called Chantal Guillon Macarons in Hayes valley. They also serve coffee, tea, and ice cream sandwiches with the macarons as the cookies. I love it. You will love it.