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French Macarons - from TRADER JOE'S??!! (moved from L.A. board)

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French Macarons - from TRADER JOE'S??!! (moved from L.A. board)

OC Mutt | | Apr 25, 2010 04:52 PM

Yes, and they are good. You heard me right. I can't believe it either, but they're good. They're frozen, cost $4.99 for a dozen (only 2 flavors, chocolate and vanilla) and I'm shocked to tell you that after being left out at room temp for 30 minutes, they're flavorful, crisp, chewy, and shockingly good for what they are. I've had the world's best French macarons in Paris from Pierre Herme' and Laduree, and no, the TJ's version is not in their league. HOWEVER, Paulettes for example, ought to be ashamed of themselves because these, though not better, are way too close considering that they're #1, frozen and #2, dirt cheap. Sure there are only 2 flavors, but at least you don't have to deal with an aggressively snotty French person at Paulettes when purchasing them. Hey, they're not transcendent, but if you need them in a pinch, they're accessible, and dirt cheap.

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