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Macarons & Snapchat

Dessert Review- Macarons by Pasteleria
How are you, my adorable bunnies? Forgive me, I’ve been a little obsessed with Snapchat lately. Everyday there’s a filter about some cute animal and I just can’t help myself! Speaking of adorable things, have you guys ever heard of macarons? Most people I come across at my workplace haven’t the slightest clue of what a macaron is. And I thought to myself, I most definitely must do a post about these. After all, I love them so much, I named my blog after them!
A macaron is a meringue based confectionery, commonly filled with a ganache in between the two meringue halves. The intricate confection is characterized by smooth, squared top, ruffled edge, and a flat base. It is mildly moist and easily melts in the mouth. Macarons can be found in a wide variety of flavors. They are often said to be difficult to make.
Finding macarons (and good ones, too) is rare in Mumbai & more so in Thane. Once I began hunting, I was a tad disappointed to find even the well-known bakeries do not have them. Then I came across Pasteleria, & I thought why not give it a try? And bingo, they did have some! I bought a box (5 macarons) for Rs. 192 including taxes, which is a satisfactory rate, considering most bakeries charge Rs. 50-60 per macaron here in Mumbai. When I asked the waiter what flavour the macarons were, they didn’t know, which was really unexpected. I’m in for a yummy surprise, I reckon!

When I first look at the macarons, they are all of different sizes & colors. I’ve got yellow, peach, coral & 2 sea green ones. And as I open the box, I get a sweet aroma, which is fascinating. Scroll on below to see what each macaron tastes like:

1.       Sea Green:
When I first look at this macaron, all it reminds me of is the sea. The meringues are sea green in color & the cream at the centre is bright blue. The outer meringues were a bit flattened, which is okay. It tastes really sweet, but not minty, which I was expecting it to be, considering the color. The blue cream tastes like blue curacao & is a touch salty. Overall, a good flavour.

2.       Yellow:
The sunny yellow macaron reminds me of a perfect yellow egg yolk. It has a very mild fragrance. When I bite into it, the meringue is crumbly & a bit hard. The cream is also bright yellow & has pineapple flavouring, which reminds me of pineapple biscuits I used to eat when I was little. Not really a big fan of this one.

3.       Peach:
This was one of the biggest macaron out of all. It has a soft peach colour & the filling inside is orange. The meringue was crumbly too, and the cream was a little bit salty. It didn’t taste like any particular flavour, so I tried having the cream separately. It tasted exactly like whipped cream. It felt very substandard.

4.       Coral:
This was the smallest macaron and the cutest one too! The meringue color was a subdued coral & the cream inside was light pink. It smelled very sweet, like strawberry cream, so I knew what I was about to taste. On taking a bite, the meringue was crunchy on the outside & soft on the inside, just what macaron meringue s should be like. But the cream was light, which made me feel like it was another one of those whipped creams. I am torn on whether I liked this one or not.

Overall, it was an okay experience trying macarons from Pasteleria. It seems like they had filled the macarons with flavoured whipped cream used on cake, which didn’t suit it at all. Macaron creams should be packed with flavour & should be rich & melty, not creamy. I really wouldn’t recommend having macarons from Pasteleria. Although having said that, they do have a wide range of pastries & confectionaries which are worth a try & I will definitely try them when I visit the next time!

I have tried a lot of macarons from bakeries all over Mumbai & I cannot wait to do a next review about them! I hope this post has been a new learning for all those people who didn’t know what a macaron is. And I also hope you will try them the next time you see them in bakeries as they are really yum! I would love to know if you would like me to do more reviews on food or desserts, so comment below & I will try and make it possible.
Keep it sweet & sassy!

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