Rose - Aromatic rose macarons are a time-tested vintage favourite;
Morgan Blend - Lapsang Soucheng tea is perfectly blended with bergamot oil and dark chocolate;
Chamomile dream - Natural chamomile, a relaxing herb known for it's calming qualities;
Matcha - Quality matcha brings balance to the macaron;
Calming floral - Delicately fragrant White Flower;
Black sheep - Malibu and dark chocolate flavours blended to take over your senses;
We are now on a macaron spree and it is so hard to find places that sell macarons. Since we saw some macarons on Gobi's display, we decided to pop by and get some for ourselves.
Not listed on their website, they have an additional flavour, Oreo but we didn't buy them. Thought of trying some non-chocolate flavours and inclined more to the floral ones, that explains our selection.
Anyway, the macarons disappoint completely. Initially, I thought they look good on their appearance, but the moment I pick it out, look at what happened to the macarons, it dented in. Ah, these are not chewy, they are hollow.
Next, the flavours are really weird, too herbal till I can't enjoy the fragrance of the almond and the lightness of egg whites.
Lastly, they are just too sweet, way too sweet...
Sorry, I guess disturbingly is just a word to describe.
However, I do have to give credits to the Matcha and Black Sheep. They are the nicest flavours but the macaron shells are just too hollow and the exterior is not crispy at all. Maybe with better shells, I won't hesitate buying these 2 flavours.
Oh, they are also the most expensive ones we have tried so far. Going at $2.40 per piece and $15.80 for a box of 6 and $28.80 for a box of 12 (do your mathematics as they do charge for the box), there are better alternatives out there like BakerZin, Canelé Pâtisserie Chocolaterie, Aroma and Amande.
I share the same sentiments as Fen. Generally the macarons were just too sweet. Further it has that melt in your mouth feeling. I prefer my macarons to be a little chewy. The most disturbing one is the morgan blend. (Purple). It taste bitter and has the after taste of BBQ sauce. If i were to make a choice, i think the best among the lot has to be the matcha. It is rare to find matcha macarons but alas the smooth texture of the matcha paste is spoilt by the sweetness of the shells.
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Tel: 6534 8187
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