After a long, tiring and hectic week at work, I was so ready to go back to my apartment and pig out on some heavenly macarons. But before I did just that, I was faced with a rather peculiar dilemma… I wanted to try macarons from somewhere new. So instead of going straight to my favourite macaron makers, I headed over to Selfridges to see if I could discover someone or somewhere new… And boy, did I indeed….
As I entered the Selfridges Foodhall with my pal (I needed the support of another foodie for this kind of task), my eyes were immediately drawn to the pastry section. With this colourful and mouth-watering display, it was hardly surprising! My pal approached the guy behind the counter and asked him for his opinion on the popular flavours and the not so popular flavours. When the guy answered the latter question, I was shocked to the core when I heard his answer. Apparently, the Réglisse & Violette (Liquorice & Violet) flavour is the least favourite option. I said to him, Are you mad? I love liquorice-y things! Yes, I did actually say that and yes, I know what you’re thinking, What a loser. After hearing my disappointment, the guy offered my pal and I a sample of the said macaron to see what we thought of it. All I can say is that it was love at first bite. Task complete.
I chose an assortment of seven macarons comprised of Réglisse Violette (Liquorice & Violet), Infiniment Rose (Rose & Rose Petal), Mogador (Milk Chocolate & Passion Fruit), Créme Brûlée (Vanillas & Caramel Bits), Infiniment Chocolat Porcelana (Pure Origin Venezuela Porcelana Dark Chocolate), Infiniment Praliné Noisette (Hazelnut Praline & Crispy Praline) and Infiniment Chocolat Pérou (Pure Origin Peru Dark Chocolate, Morropón Province, Village of Asprobo).
Pretty and delicious little things.
Boys and girls, if like me you have never heard of nor tried PIERRE HERMÉ, then I highly recommend that you give it a go go gadget go.
All my ♥,
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