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Macaron vs. Macaroon

There is ALWAYS debate on Macaron vs. Macaroon. As macaron experts here we need to clarify this for you.

A MACARON, is a meringue-based cookie made with almond flour, egg whites, and granulated and powdered sugar, filled with buttercream, jam or ganache. The delicate treat has a crunchy exterior and a weightless interior with a soft ending that’s almost nougat-like in its chewiness.

Le Dolci is home to the Delicious Macaron and regularly hosts classes where participants learn to create these sweet and dainty treats. The Parisian Macaron class is hosted by our Red Seal Pastry Chef Lindsey, and is a fun, informative and hands-on session. At the end of the class, attendees get to take home a box of their creations. You can book your spot for a Macaron class here!

A MACAROON, is the term is equated with the moist and dense coconut drop, which is composed of egg whites, sugar, and dried coconut, often piped with a star-shaped tip, and sometimes dipped in chocolate. The coconut macaroon is also known as congolais in France.

If you find someone use the term “Macron”, they are most probably referring to Emmanuel Macron, the recently appointed President of France. The President Macron is certainly not edible 🙂

Now that we’re up to date with our Macaron vs. Macaroon knowledge, let’s enjoy either of these delicious treats responsibly! We think they pair well with a bottle of french wine and eaten slowly after dinner.

Have a sweet day!

Team Le Dolci