Right, so I’ve sampled macarons from a couple of places in Cape Town now and Cassis keeps coming out tops. Mmmmm. ♥
But people have been insisting that I still needed to try one more place - Daniela’s – shop 040, The Square, Cape Quarter. I figured ah what the hell, I better give it a bash to see if I can finally put this epic battle to rest.
Daniela’s is quite a pretty little shop with lots of decadent treats to choose from (dieters BEWARE!). The cakes especially looked really really good…
They had 7 macaroon flavours on offer, including a very unique champagne flavour (actually, I had heard quite a lot of hype about that one). I decided to try all of them except the peanut butter flavour. I love peanut butter on its own, but for some reason a peanut butter flavour in anything else is just seems seriously wrong… blegh.
Anyways, these babies come at quite a hefty price – R10 each! Yes, that’s right. For only 6 I had to fork out R60!! Ouch.
At least the beautiful packaging somewhat softens the blow:
My favourite one was the coconut (pale green) – it was soooo yum! The champagne flavour (beige) was a disappointment because to me it just tasted like plain ol’ caramel. The chocolate was boring. And the other ones, although great in texture (slightly crispy outer, soft centre, creamy filling), you couldn’t really tell what the flavour was! I’m assuming the yellow one was some kind of citrus flavour and the two pink ones were supposed to be some kind of berry variant. But they all tasted the bloody same. I mean, that’s the whole fun about macaroons! Trying different flavours! This did not make me happy at all…
Now before I give you my Miss K Kiss-o-Meter score – just to recap, here are my ratings for my other macaroon finds so far:
As I said, the texture was spot on and they get bonus points for that coconut flavoured gem, but the R10 price tag and lack of distinguishable flavours let them down in the end.
I’m definitely gonna stick to my darling Cassis – where for R60 I can go home with a full dozen! Oh yeah baby, now that’s what I’m talkin’ about…