Can I just say, WOW.
These were just amazing. Completely worth the effort to hand-carry them on the flight back from Taipei. And with the very thoughtfully-designed box, they travelled so well too – not a single crushed macaron! This has got to be the best macaron box ever, with the clear plastic layer that holds each macaron individually. This also means every macaron is perfectly consistent in size.
What was slightly unfortunate was, the staff did not include a flavour card with my macarons. Rather negligent of them. I researched online and found some possibilities for the flavours I got, but there are still one or two that I cannot find any information on. So I won’t be able to list everything.
I also think it was silly of them to stop me from snapping peektures at their counter (I was trying to capture the flavours, precisely for this entry). In this day and age, where peektures and information are exploding everywhere, when tonnes of people have already posted these so-called forbidden shots, why do establishments still not embrace the power of media on the internet? Letting people take good peektures of your stuff would actually help you. We are not trying to steal from you, you know. We are sharing you, with the world.
Anyway, enough ranting. On with the nommies!
A day after I arrived back in Singapore from Taipei, I had these two first. The texture was so awesome. They were more robust than Laduree’s macarons, but very, very smooth. Not sweet at all. I was really impressed!
After that, I promptly fell sick for a good week or so. Did not touch the macarons, which sat patiently in the fridge, waiting for my recovery.
By the time I had the next macarons, it was a good two weeks after I bought them. They were meant to be good for a week. To my surprise, they were as good as ever!
A special mention goes out to the Yuzu macaron. This one was outstanding. Mr Bb had the duplicate of this one, and he loved it.
The only macaron I have a complaint about is the Caramel, the one in orange. It was, for some strange reason, the only one that was rock hard. Almost like a biscuit, and very crumbly. It was weird. But the caramel filling was really good. When researching Sadaharu Aoki macarons online, I found a similar review that said he found the Caramel really hard and dry too. I wonder if it was something to do with the recipe? Was it a one-off incident or does it recur?
Green tea and Sesame were perfect too. Even though bB is still not a terribly big fan of these flavours in general, I have to say they were very good.
So the confusion I have about the flavours are between all the pink ones I had. The listed flavours I researched were Fraise and Framboise, but I had three different pink ones. Still have no idea what the third one was! Could it be the Peche? Regardless, they all tasted lovely.
Sadaharu Aoki macarons are now #2 of my personal favourites, and it is a very close #2 to Laduree in the top spot.
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