I found out about these macarons from the Adelaide Foodies post and decided to give them a go. Chateau Blanc Macarons are made in France and stocked in Starbucks in the US. It is the commercial version of macarons like Thins is to chips and Cadbury is to chocolate. Ok so this may be a bit controversial as these macarons are sold in Woolworths in the fridge section. Not the most likely nor trusted place to get a macaron right? I was a bit apprehensive but costing about $8 for 12 macarons, why not give it a go? The assorted pack that can be brought offers 6 flavours – Cafe, Pictache, Framboise, Chocolat, Vanille and Citron.
I’m sure the question that you are asking now which was in my mind when I was reading about these macarons is that in no way could these taste like they are fresh. We are right, making their way from the far far land of France with the fillings already set, it did compromise the taste of the macarons. Most of them were mushy but there were about 1 or 2 that weren’t. When making macarons after you assemble them you need to place it in the fridge for 24 hrs before serving. This is to allow for the flavours to develop and the macaron to be less dry by absorbing some of the moisture from the filling. However, with the macarons already assembled and stored in this way for so long the result is mushy macarons.
Okay let’s get down to the macarons! I quite liked the lemon and raspberry one, it had nice flavours. The filling in the lemon macaron was a soft and very fluffy lemon cream. The vanilla and coffee one also had a cream filling but I just couldn’t taste any of the flavours. The raspberry filling had a jelly-like texture but tasted like a lolly, quite good I must say. The chocolate one was alright, a very dense, fudgy chocolate macaron.
Super close up on the lemon macaron!
As critical as I can be it’s pretty good for something brought from Woolworths and at $8 for 12 I wasn’t expecting much. I will probably recommend this for when you’re craving macarons but need to save money. Just remember at $8 for 12, what a bargain :)