When bB was running errands, she happened to pass by Jewels and thought, why not?
So the second box was purchased! This time, the Black Garlic was included. Funny that the colour was a gorgeous rich pink!
There was a faint aroma of garlic… Quite appetising!
As you can see, the shells don’t hold up very well. This seems to be the one common complaint about macarons from Jewels.
I actually really liked this. Together with the Black Palm Island Salt, it seems Jewels’ best macarons are the savoury ones.
Gave Passionfruit a second chance…
It was much better this time. At least the tartness was there.
The Black Palm Island Salt was as good as before, with a nice big chunk of salted egg yolk in the filling.
Hazelnut was as good and smooth as before too.
Lastly, it was a second chance for Butterscotch.
The filling was heavenly! But I did not enjoy the shell texture. It crumbled way too easily. If they could do something to beef up the shell, this would be amazing.
Conclusion after Box #2 is, bB may not buy from Jewels again. Yes, the Black Garlic and Black Palm Island Salt are good, and Hazelnut as well, but I’m starting to learn that I really prefer shells to be a little more chewy. As of now, Darcis is in top spot, with ET Artisan Sweets in second place.
Read about Box#1 here.
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