A Macaroon a day…..

…..Keeps the gym away?
After discovering the Marks and Spencers seasonal Mini Macaroons just before Christmas, my macaroon adventures continue. The only other establishment I can find these wonderful things within a 30 mile radius of Stoke on Trent is Waitrose in Sandbach! And they don’t come at a bargain price I can tell thee. Anyway, I’ve invested. A whole pack of 7 wonderful macaroons…..
 Because there is 7 in a packet I’ve decided to savour them a little bit and limit myself to 1 a day haha.
 As you can see, 7 different flavours. I’m looking forward to the Earl Grey one the most!
 I wish I could handcraft them in my kitchen. I did half heartedly attempt macaroons once (bought a book and everything) but alas it didn’t work. I’ll try again one day.
 They look so lovely all lined up with their lovely colours and shape. Yum Yum. And not only are they a culinary sensation they are also bang on trend this season – see my Pasty Pastel post.
 They have numbers down the side too so you actually know which flavour you’re having instead of just guessing.
 The pistachio flavour was very subtle but just right. It could have maybe done with a little more filing in the middle too.
And the texture was slightly less gooey than the Marks and Spencers version, but they were about a third of the size of these ones so that may make a difference.
Anyway, I cannot wait for tomorrow’s Raspberry macaroon. And I wonder why my waist is no longer 26 inches…. *sigh* I just love food.


  1. February 1, 2012 / 5:55 pm

    These look amazing!

  2. January 31, 2012 / 7:45 pm

    Oh my life! you have made me massively jealous… I have been obsessed with macaroons since I lived in France! I visited Laduree in Paris like 5 times, each time queuing for about half an hour to get my hands on them… I swear they are my drug lol xx


  3. January 31, 2012 / 9:39 am

    BDP's pro tip for macarons is to age the egg whites. Gross, but leave them over night and they should give your macs better 'feet' whatever that means!

  4. January 31, 2012 / 6:06 am

    They look too pretty to eat, oh well! I love food too, don't know how I'm not huge!

  5. January 30, 2012 / 6:46 pm

    Fact…I have never eaten a Macaroon.

    • January 30, 2012 / 7:06 pm

      I've only recently discovered them!

  6. January 30, 2012 / 3:35 pm

    These look amazing, i might have to take a trip to waitrose…

    Holli x

    • January 30, 2012 / 7:05 pm

      Waitrose always has the good stuff!

  7. January 30, 2012 / 3:32 pm

    Oh how I love a good macaroon! I've only ever had them in places that do posh afternoon tea however, never tried any from shops. My friend tried making some once but apparently they are buggers to make!

    • January 30, 2012 / 7:03 pm

      Yeah mine didnt work when i tried to make them, although i suppose using cupcake cases instead of grease paper didnt help!!