Saturday, March 20, 2010

Macarons, texture or flavour?

Not sure have you encounter having cravings for one type of desserts but from two different places? Well, at least I did. Was thinking of heading to town for some macarons but when Yuan asked me where, I couldn't decide between the two.


Canelé's violette has always been my favourite until Jewels blow me away with their Black Palm Island Salt Macaron. Since I can't make up my mind, I shall have macarons from both and surprisingly, my choice is actually Canelé despite their macaron shells being hollow with a tiny bit of chewy centre. If you happen to try these macarons back to back, you will notice the almond and chewiness Jewels' macarons get to offer but what left a deeper impression is the stronger flavour Canelé's has.

Our taste buds determine something good or bad by comparison. Hence, it is not surprise after eating Canelé's rose / salted caramel macarons, Jewels' seems mild in flavour and less sweet.

Canelé Pâtisserie Chocolaterie (Shaw Centre)
1 Scotts Road
#01-01A, Shaw Centre
Singapore 228208
Tel: 6738 9020

Jewels Artisan Chocolate
Orchard Central
181 Orchard Road
Tel: 6509 8998


ice said...

fen, I think besides the rose & salted caramel, you should give Canele's other macarons a try again. Their macarons were good in the past, but standard has since dropped. You'll be surprised to know they are now machine-made.

Yes Jewels' macarons definitely win in terms of texture, but Canele's macarons are getting way too sweet the flavors don't come through anymore. (even their own management agrees on this). Canele is undergoing a major shocking change next year, drop me a note if you wish to know what it is.

Fen said...

Hmm... Pretty surprising to hear that they are machine-made... but personally, I haven't found an alternative to their violette macaron and a good macaron is so rare in Singapore...

In fact, I did mention in this entry that Canele's macaron shell is hollow which is a failure but somehow or rather when you eat them back to back, Jewels seems to be quite bland.

Dropped you an email. You have indeed stir my curiousity...

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