I've been wanting to get my hands on a French Macaron for the longest time, I've seen and read tons of bloggers going crazy over them, I want to try my hand on making my own French Macaron but then I have no idea what they taste like so before I do any damage to my kitchen. I have to give these babies a taste, however, I often find myself out of luck in finding the time to get them. It's either I have to do some overtime work in the office or I'm to tired and lazy to go out and buy them.
My lucky day finally came when I got off from work very early and off to the mall I went. Since this is my first time to try French Macarons, I, of course went to the best patisserie in the city, Bizu. They got these gorgeous and expensive pastries that I treat myself to during special occasions. Each macaron cost P 45.00 which is a bit steep considering they are kind of small cookie. The packaging for my 2 macarons are abysmal, the lady server just put then in little clear cellophane plastic. I mean, considering that they are a bit pricey, a good packaging would have been greatly appreciated.
For my first try I wanted to try them in their purest and simplest form, vanilla and chocolate. The chocolate macaron has a chocolate ganache filling with a crisp shell and chewy insides. Which was good however I noticed that when I bit into it, it got this off after taste and didn't like that much, I'm not sure if it wan't as fresh at it was suppose to be when I got it but it was very off putting. Huge disappointment! Next is the vanilla, inside is a buttercream filling! Uh! I hate buttercream, so that being said I didn't enjoy this flavor. Another thing that I noticed first hand is that they are very skimpy with their fillings! You can't even see them when they were sandwiched together. Another thing is are they suppose to be hallow when you bit into them? I thought they shouldn't be but here it is right in front of me a macaron with hallow inside. Tsk! tsk! and here I got them from the best pastry shop here, I mean, these are their signature product. Lastly, are they suppose to be really sweet? It's like eating candy sweet, not at all what I expected.
I'm not sure if I just put macaron on the pedestal thinking they are one of the best pastry that I could have ever eaten but I prefer eating chocolate chip cookies compared to these. Such a huge let down this experience. Will I ever try them again? Maybe but it is definitely not going to be something that I would crave.