Making sure I’ve tasted enough macarons to put this post up is a prerequisite.
About 30 over macarons were sacrificed in this production.
Choosing the flavors of the macarons can be challenging, especially if you want most.
And then the waiting to eat part while taking photos? Yes, tough times.
Rolling the camera to capture the moments. Gotta thank Kathleen, the full-time photog.
On set, however, it was brutal being bossed around to position the models.
No pain, no gain, right.
Sweet ending is the best. Thanks to macarons.
A few facts of (macarons) life for you there.
I’ve wrecked my brain to rank The Chosen Glutton’s Best 5 Macarons in order, just so there is a little more depth to the post. Until such time a more impressive macaron comes along, this ranking shall stand, real time. You ought to know how I like my macarons. And if they match yours, high 5! Great tastes think alike.
Macaron Shells: I like it firm. Definitely not overly crumbly and soft. I want to have that oomph on the first bite, and it should not sink in too easily. It should also not be the brittle firm kind, where the impact of the first bite doesn’t affect the other half. Now that’s weird.
Ganache Fillings: Yes to sophisticated yet distinctive flavors. Ordinary flavors should be thick.
1. Antoinette: Parisian Pâtisserie et Salon du Thé
Additional Selling Point: Complementary cross-breeds of flavors.
Must-tries: Praline. Brittany (Caramel). Antoinette (Milk Chocolate + Earl Grey Tea).
2. TWG Tea Salon & Boutique
Additional Selling Point: Tea-infused flavors.
Must-tries: Earl Grey Fortune & Chocolate. Vanilla Bourbon Tea & Kaya.
3. Paul: Salon de Thé Restaurant
Price: $18 (box of 12 mini macarons) / $8 (large macaron)
4. Canelé Pâtisserie Chocolaterie
Price: $2.50 / $11.50 (box of 6 macarons)
Must-tries: Chocolate Noir. Fleur De Sel Caramel.
Must-tries: Salted Caramel. Orange Blossom. Marie Antoinette.