Not to be confused with macaroons, the popularity of the French macaron has gone worldwide with foodies for some time. My first taste of them was in Japan in 2008, where I was anticipating what I knew as macaroons and not the meringue cookie sandwich with almond powder and buttercream filling. Foodies are huge on macarons, and while I am not a rabid macaronist (is there a term for hardcore macaron eaters?), I can appreciate why some people go nuts over them.
At “Mad. Sq. Eats”, I ran into the “Macaron Parlour” and interviewed them for my video on the event. I could not leave their stand without sampling their goodies, and somehow I ended up walking away with a quadruple helping of them. It was all a blur after that, with a sugar rush on one part of my brain battling against the food coma I was having from so much binge-eating that day…
Anyway, in my calorie-induced madness, I managed to bring back four macarons to do a proper review and get my sugar fix on once again.