I'm sure you've seen a lot that I went to Paris the other week. Being very enthusiastic I have been writing a lot about it on Twitter! Today's post is a small snippet of one afternoon I spent in Champs-Élysées.
We nipped into Ladurée to purchase some Macarons, as myself nor Andy had tried them, and it seemed like one of those things you were 'supposed' to do when you were there. I'm glad the queue was long as it was so hard to decide which flavours we would want! You could choose from:
Lemon, Pistachio, Rose, Orange Blossom, Liquorice, Coffee, Pure Origin chocolate from Venezula, Coconut, Raspberry, Praline Sesame, Iced Mint, Gingerbread, Salted Caramel, Vanilla, Chocolate and Coconut, Strawberry Candy.
I went for Chocolate, Salted Caramel and Vanilla, whilst Andy chose Gingerbread, Salted Caramel and Chocolate. I really don't like 'spiced' sweet things, so ignore anything cinnamon of gingerbread flavoured like hot cross buns or a gingerbread latte from Starbucks (also pointing out that I hugely dislike coffee). I have such a sweet tooth, with chocolate and caramel being my absolute favourites. The texture of these is absolutely gorgeous. Being honest, we bought one from McDonalds just so I could show Andy that the texture would be completely different, theirs being very cakey in comparison. Despite not previously trying them, I watch enough baking and cooking programmes to tell you completely useless information, but anyway.
I adore the box they came in too, being the Limited Edition Sonny Angel box for 16.30 Euros. In a way I wish I'd bought brightly coloured macarons, just to look asthetically pleasing, but I wanted some I'd 99% enjoy the taste of. I can't wait to put bits and bobs in the box!