21 May 2013

Chacarron Macaron: Laduree vs Pierre Herme

It's no secret that I love Pierre Hermes macarons. I've blogged about them here. And here. I just can't get enough of the sugary devils. My loyalty to PH left me reluctant to try out his biggest rival in the macaron world, the infamous Laduree. I know that people rave about Laduree but I really don't get it. The macarons just aren't great; the texture is too heavy and the flavours are bland. It's safe to say that I have not been converted. 

I  have tried Laduree macarons in Rose, Pistachio, Vanilla, Raspberry, Salted Caramel, and Chocolate. The rose flavour is probably my favourite. I don't like chocolate macarons so I am not really including them when I say that the salted caramel one was my least favourite. Instead of a light ganache in the centre there was actual caramel which was too heavy and sickly. Total disappointment. 

Maybe I am being a bit too harsh on the Parisian pretties. The packaging is super cute, much more my taste than that of Pierre Herme (sshhh, don't tell him I said that). Packaging is important as it makes them feel more special even if the flavours aren't as inventive. 

One more reason to love Pierre Herme? Here you go: 

Blair: Why aren't you in Europe?
Chuck: I was. In Paris only to get your favourite macaroons from Pierre Herme. 

I rest my case!


  1. Looks so delicious!


    1. These ones weren't particularly tasty but that didn't stop me eating them all! x

  2. They always look so good but for some reason I don't like them!

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

    1. They do look really pretty but I know quite a few people who aren't crazy about macarons. Maybe they have that Marmite love it/hate it thing going on! x