**The Macaron Scribbles** : Jewels Artisan Chocolate

The next macaron shoppe under scrutiny by bB was Jewels Artisan Chocolate at Orchard Central. The peektures of their macarons look very similar to Laduree’s, so bB was rather excited!

The silly thing was our poor planning that day. bB and Kate were shopping all day, on a very hot day, and basically the macarons had a bit of a melt-down before making it into the fridge at home!

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Jewels gives out these adorable macaron bookmarks, which also have their macaron menu printed on the reverse. Awesome idea! Every macaron lover would take one home and this ensures that no one forgets Jewels’ macarons.

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I passed on Simply Dark and Butterfly Pea Bloom because they didn’t appeal to me. Instead, I had doubles of Raspberry and Black Palm Island Salt (their best seller). Macarons are S$2 per piece.

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The sizes of the macarons were not consistent. The grey macaron (Butterscotch) was so large it could not fit properly in the box and actually cracked.

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The famous Black Palm Island Salt macaron has salted egg yolk in the filling and it was quite divine! To be honest, I could have an entire box of just this flavour alone.

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The raspberry was quite forgettable. Not tart enough. Maybe the jam wasn’t spread properly.

My next favourite of the lot was Brun (hazelnut and almond praline paste).

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Brun was smooth and delicately creamy. I was surprised by how much I liked it. Definitely am happy to eat this one again!

Passion fruit was another forgettable flavour.

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Disappointing because I thought the fruit flavours would be very nice.

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I’d like to try Butterscotch again before I form an opinion on it. This one had a very dry shell but the caramel filling was delicious.

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Did not enjoy the Green Tea macaron. It was too sweet, too dry, and the combination just didn’t taste good.

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Nomming on the second round of Raspberry and Black Palm Island Salt confirms my earlier opinion – Raspberry is not tart enough and Black Island Palm Salt rocks.

Jewels’ macarons are very delicate. Even more delicate than Laduree’s. There seems to be a bit of inconsistency in standard between the flavours though. There is also an intriguing garlic macaron which was somehow not included in the box. So bB’s next box of macarons from Jewels will consist of: 4x Black Palm Island Salt, 2x Brun, 1x Butterscotch, 1x Black Garlic.

Thumbs up on the good flavours. Hopefully they churn out more flavours in the future and do away with the forgettable ones. The texture is a stark contrast to robust ET macarons. I’d say sometimes bB is in the mood for one, sometimes the other.

http://www.jewels.com.sg/

Check out the other entries in **The Macaron Scribbles** here.

x o x o
bB

The big day

We gathered bright and early at 7 am for the big day of Marsyas and Mel, two wonderful people. <3

It started off with two boat taxi’s that took us to a secret island location…

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Prem took some wonderful peektures so I’m borrowing a few to mix with my own, to paint a clearer peekture of the wonderful day and to share with you how beautiful it was!

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The venue! On the sand, by the sea, under the sun and skies!

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bB’s Mission Sandcastle #3! Wasn’t as good as #2 because of the conditions! It was way too hot and the sand kept drying up, which made it very crumbly in the wind! And it was scorching to work in the bright, bright sun.

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And there were too many people around! bB started out with a nice clear background but by the time she was done, deck chairs and other humans had gathered all around. Sigh. There was no way to get a peekture with just an open sandy beach.

Nevertheless, bB was glad to have completed Mission Sandcastle #3. :)

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Later that night, we attended the wedding banquet at Rimlae, the resort restaurant.

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My very entertaining table companions…

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The beautiful day was concluded with sending 孔明 lanterns into the sky with our wishes written on them.

x o x o
bB