Happy New Years in advance everyone :)
This will be my last blog post for the year 2011, and even though I’m still very much a newbie and have only blogged for about a month…I have already made so many new friends, learnt so much and really enjoy sharing all the good, bad and ugly food I’ve had ~ Thank you for everyone who has visited (over 1000 views now!) and commented on my posts, it means so much to me :)
Because I’m obsessed about desserts, I wanted to end this year on a sweet note and hence my review of La Maison du Chocolat macarons. I got a box all to myself from Win Win (my sister) as a Christmas present and I was so excited about trying them, for starters I’m a macaron fanatic and secondly, I’ve heard Sasa (bestfriend) rave on about La Maison du Chocolat for such a long time.
Just briefly, La Maison du Chocolat is a chocolatier created by Robert Linxe in 1955 and have since gained popularity and expanded to London, New York, Japan and most recently Hong Kong :) I’m pretty sure they’ve been in HK for more than 2 years, but somehow I only recently learned of them.
Look at them, simply divine! All perfectly shaped and the best part is, Win Win got me every single flavour they had :) Love having great sisters hehe so I got to try most flavours…I wasn’t strong enough to protect MY macarons, Mr Bao successfully stole 4 macarons damn >_<
Really liked how it came with a little booklet detailing the flavours and the ingredients, particularly useful for those who are allergic to anything in particular nuts or gluten :) My favourite flavour would have to be porcelana which has a dark chocolate ganache featuring Porcelena (white cocao beans) covered in crunchy chocolate flakes! Loved the crunchy bits so much!
My review of the macarons? They were good, but quite frankly I was a tiny bit disappointed, because I was expecting these to rock my world! Unfortunately, the macaron shells were too soft and these macarons had the thickest filling I’ve ever had in a macaron! If you go back to the first picture, and look at the macaron photo on the box, you’ll see the amount of filling they put in them! Even though nothing is ever too sweet for me, desserts can be too rich even for me hahaha so it was hard for me to have more than 2 macarons in a row. To me macarons should have a crispy shell and just the right amount of filling :)
They were quite expensive too, last time I checked they were $28 HKD per macaron which is a approximately $3.6 AUD per mac. I think I prefer macarons from La Bielle Miette or Adriano Zumbo :) But considering the fact I haven’t been able to find any better macarons in HK, these aren’t bad.
So if you’re in HK and you’re craving macarons do give these a go, you might like them!
Thanks again Win Win my number one supporter!
I wish you all the very best in 2012!!! See you all in the New Year!
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Ps. I’m trying their famous chocolate eclairs next time :)