I know I am super late to get on this bandwagon, and in fact, the first time I tried a macaron I was decidedly underwhelmed. I thought they were overpriced and not that great!
Then I stumbled across Almondine, which is a macaron shop based in Aberdeen and I was completely sold! They may still be a bit pricey but they are so worth it!
I was in over the weekend and got myself a treat (or actually 14 of them) – the idea was to get a few and share with Pete, but lo and behold, Pete doesn’t actually like macarons, so I got them all to myself! Worse things could have happened I thought to myself as I chomped down on 14 macarons last Sunday afternoon whilst watching some BBC costume drama on Netflix.
You never quite know what flavours are going to be available in the shop, and this time I went for a selection of all of them, minus the chocolate one, which I am not a fan of. So the selection I ended up with this time was; Raspberry, Pistachio, White Chocolate, Strawberries and Cream, Vanilla, Blackcurrant, Passion Fruit, Balsamico (yes is sounds weird, but it tasted delicious!) and Salted Caramel. All equally tasty, but my favourites are probably still Salted Caramel and Balsamico.
The shop actually has a Facebook page where you can suggest your own flavour combinations and they might end up making them. The one flavour I would really like to try is Raspberry with a liquorice filling; however I don’t know how popular that would be in this country where no one seems to enjoy liquorice?
What are your thoughts on macarons? Overpriced? Underrated? And what would your ideal flavour combination be?