I got a tip off from someone that Emporio Leone in the V&A Waterfront got a new macaron* provider. Last time I tried them was in July of last year (you can read about it over here) and I really wasn’t that impressed. I gave their macarons a Miss K Kiss-o-Meter rating of only
The problem was that they were very flat, hard & dry and the only yummy part was the filling which was beautifully creamy. Also they only had 3 flavours at the time: lemon, pistachio & chocolate orange.
So news of a macaron revamp was quite exciting. Firstly their range of macarons has grown quite a lot:
They also look much better, not the pancakey types they had before. It’s like they’re all puffed out and proud now.
I wasn’t blown away by the “standard” flavours like the chocolate orange & pistachio. But their strenght for me was definitely in their more exotic flavours. Like the chocolate coconut, OMG! And the Madagascan vanilla bean… and Dulce de leche… mmmmm.
So if you’re in the V&A, do give them a try. Thank you to Louise van der Hoven who left this awesome little tip on my blog a few weeks back. This was a great find. They come close to my favourite Cassis babies.
* If you were like, wait, isn’t it called a macaroon and not a macaron? Turns out no. I battled with it for a while. But this article here should clear it up. A lot of people refer to them as macaroons. But technically it’s not correct. I still say “macaroon”, cause macaron sounds funny. I’m not gonna get all weird about it. We all know what we’re actually referring to. Just put it in your mouth and enjoy…