Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Lauduree Macarons, Westfield Sydney


Sydney seems to be a 'fan' of line up these days. Crazes went from Zara, the apple store, Adriano Zumbo Macaron day, Top Shop and of course today's topic, Lauduree Macarons. On the first day it opened, the lines surrounding Lauduree were about  2 to 3 hours long! The obvious million dollar questions that follows are 'was it worth the wait?' 'are they that good?'.

Lauduree Macarons
The macarons sold at Lauduree are shipped from France. I am not 100% sure but I believe they are are frozen whilst they are shipped over. Dont hold me on that one though!

Flavours of Macarons available
$3.20 per macaron

You can even buy scented candles from Lauduree lol!
Macarons
Top to borrom: Pistachio, ghana chocolate, blackcurrent violet, lemon lime marshmallow and almond marshmallow
I like macarons but I think they are a bit overrated (I can feel a lot of eyes glaring at me now!) but hey if its tastes good then that is all it matters right? The marshmallow ones were different to your usual macaron which made it more interesting. My favourite would of had to been the almond marhsmallow and the blackcurrent. The almond and the marshmallow were like a match made in heaven and the blackcurrent had a punch full of flavour.

The rest were good but I didn't think they were amazing for it to be completely wowzers. To answer the million dollar questions, I didn't think it was worth 2 to 3 hours wait but luckily for me I only waited 15 minutes (winning!!). Even though the ones from Laduree are shipped from France, my favourite is still Adriano Zumbo! <3

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Gotta go eat!!

14 comments:

  1. Hey Shan,

    They are actually made in Switzerland not France from what I have discovered. They are then blast frozen for quality control and shipped around the world.

    The ones that Sydneysiders were lining up for on opening day in September were sent out here in May and stored in a warehouse in Waterloo.

    Full article here http://m.news.com.au/NSWACT/pg/0/fi1759108.htm

    I will try them eventually, but won't be lining up for them. Thanks for your review as I was wondering what they tasted like.

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  2. I cannot bring myself to line up even for 5 minutes for a macaron...I like them but not that much! I think I'd prefer to frequent a macaron store that makes their stuff locally - like Zumbo or Cre Asion...

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  3. after having some zumbo ones again over the weekend, I'd have to agree - I wouldn't line up for them again. We are pretty blessed in Sydney (Cre Asion, Zumbo etc)

    I also preferred the regular flavours over the marshmallow ones - mine were weird and chewy.

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  4. These look really good but honestly, they aren't that difficult to make once you get ONE batch right.

    Thanks heaps for the comment on our test blog on blogspot. :) We wanted to know if our recipe plugin could be tweaked to work there so I put a post up of toast. LOL My blog is actually at orgasmicchef.com.

    Lovely to meet you!

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  5. i would agree with you that macarons are overrated — for me anyway. i'd rather have a fresh cinnamon donut, a raspberry tart or even an excellent scoop of vanilla bean ice cream over a macaron any day. When you find a nice flavoured one it's enjoyable but I wouldn't want to queue up for one, especially when so many other places in Sydney make them just as well, if not better and cheaper. i've never understood the fascination with macarons and probably never will.

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  6. Gosh, those macarons make me drool! But I wouldn't queue for hours to buy them.

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  7. Yay! You finally got to try em! I like their pistachio & liquorice macs. I wouldn't say macarons are overrated. Everyone's got their food preferrences. But like what you said, as loong as they taste good.

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  8. Dear Shan Shan,

    I am a macaron virgin and I definitely not queuing to lose my virginity.

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  9. Dear Shan Shan,

    I am a macaron virgin and I definitely not queuing to lose my virginity.

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  10. I dont understand the line up for a macaroon, thou in saying this I did go to Lauduree in paris and i did line up for 15 mins

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  11. Hehe, Adriano Zumbo's macaron flavours are awesome - I am particularly in love with the salted butter popcorn! I myself am a bit of a macaron fanatic :P

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  12. Overrated. I've had macarons in France, and every time I try one, I think to myself "What's the big deal?". Maybe people have blinders or really are just easily impressed. Certainly not deserving of the adulation they get these days.

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  13. yum! but i would feel a little ripped off paying $3.20 for frozen macarons...

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  14. I like macarons but I stop at the $2.50 mark. I know they take a lot of effort to make etc, but I refuse to pay over $2.50 for one.
    I haven't been to Lauduree but went to Zumbo the other week. No line and locally made:)

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