Have you ever went around trying a bunch of the same product from different places to find the best one? If so, we would enjoy hanging out (eating) together. If not, I did it for you and, in this specific case, for macarons. I’ve tried many macarons from different places and I found faults with most of them. Like, I love macarons but they are SO EASY to mess up. And apparently I’m, how would you say it in French?, très picky.
I tried macarons from local bakeries, Costco, Whole Foods, random dessert menus while out to eat. They were all either too crunchy, somehow simultaneously too crunch and too chewy, or just downright disgusting. (Seriously, I tried a mango one that in turn tried my gag reflex.) I even tried some from an actual French import store which weren’t bad…but still not the best.
Then I found Black Knife Bakery and holy macaron-i (see what I did there?) they are AMAZING! Every year I order a classic flavor dozen of the coconut cream pie flavor to share with myself for my birthday. They are the perfect amount of chewy and melt in your mouth and I would lay my life on the line for that filling. But there are so many cool flavors in addition to the “normal” ones. I mean, blueberry lavender matcha? Fruity Pebbles?! Every month there is a new variety box you can order with multiple different flavors to try. AND you can order for tons of events (they can even be airbrushed!): corporate events, gifts, parties, Netflix binging. I ordered several dozen for my wedding! They are also priced fairly (plus bigger than “normal” macarons) and 100% worth your money.