For the past two summers macaroons have been all over my Instagram feed. From college students to bloggers everyone seemed to be raving about them. So fall 2013 when I study abroad in France became I reality, I made it a mission to try one of these pastries.
So what exactly is a macaroon?
A macaroon is a type of light, baked confection, described as meringue-like cookies depending on their consistency.
Say what? That should really say:
Macaroons are sugar sandwich cookies.
Off course, they are everywhere here in Marseille and are usually sold in a minimum of six. Luckily, you can pick different flavors in your box/bag. Sadly since it was back in January (yea I’m trifling for just posting this) I do not remember all the flavors I choose but I think I had coffee chocolate x2, lemon and strawberry and vanilla.
So I finally get back and after eating dinner, I take a bit into the first little pastry and it was… gross. It was just a sugary mess. Literally with the exception of the chocolate flavor, all I could taste is crunchy sugar in the first two pieces I ate. They were too sweet for my liking so I ended up giving them out to
anyone who would take them my friends.
I have not had a macaroon since. If you have a super sweet tooth, then these treats will be great for you.