Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Mini Macarons @ Marks & Spencer UK

With a mug of tea in our hand, we get ready for a game of chess..

Not just any game of chess.... tonight we are playing macaron chess..

The stakes are high. The winner takes it all. Game ON!

Macaron chess... what a colorful board!

We discovered these macarons by chance when we were shopping in Marks & Spencer in Union Square, Scotland. After getting our food souvenirs/gifts/last minute food we wanted to eat, Hubby saw a box of 12 mini macarons (ok they spelt it macaroons but I hate that spelling so I'm gonna correct it and call it macarons!) - each box comes with 5 different flavours, namely pistachio, lemon, raspberry, vanilla +strawberry and passion fruit. According to the packaging, these are made in France.

To be honest, macarons from a supermarket is unheard of in KL, so we did not really have high expectations. But these macarons turned out to be pretty good - they all had a nice crisp yet airy texture and the fillings all tasted nice too, especially the passion fruit and other citrusy flavours. Sweet, yes, but I guess that's how macarons are. If I knew these were gonna be so good, I would have bought more (maybe even bring some home for my mum in KL) but too bad we had to catch an early flight the next morning.



Marks & Spencer 12 Mini Macaro(o)ns





Price:  GBP5 for 12 mini macaroons.

Location: Marks & Spencer Union Square, Aberdeen, Scotland. They should be available at all M&S nationwide (UK).


*Thanks to everyone who have been posting to this month's Little Thumbs Up that I am hosting. We have over 100 entries to date, really appreciate your support. Am on a short staycation with the family, so will visit your blogs when I get back.

7 comments:

  1. Hi Baby Sumo, the baby macarons look so cute.
    Have a nice staycation with your family.

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  2. Hi Yen,

    No worries at all and enjoy your holidays!

    There is lots of links at LTU!!! Everyone seems to love egg cooking and baking...

    Zoe

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  3. I think I read that we can now get them at the supermarket here but not in the same amounts as you do overseas! What a cute idea for a chessboard :)

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  4. Ooo mini Macarons! If they're smaller in size, I think I could gobble up the entire box on my own. They look very alluring =)

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  5. I think the spelling is really macaroons. That's what they've always been in English. M y mum made them years ago.

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  6. No, macaroon is the English translation of macaron. But since they're still essentially a French patisserie item, macaron is the best spelling/pronunciation to use. A macaroon as most people know it is something entirely different. A shame that supermarkets don't follow this rule.

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