I was excited to see some new holiday macaron flavors at Essence Bakery in downtown Tempe today. (Apparently they've had them out for a few weeks, but I hadn't been in.) I know there are a couple of other French macaron lovers on this board, so I thought I'd pass the info along.
I tried a pumpkin one, which was quite good, through not as mind-blowing as the caramel one I'm addicted to. They also had mint-chocolate, raspberry, and the usual chocolate and caramel flavors. I couldn't try more than one without slipping into a sugar/butter coma, but plan to go back soon so "Santa" can put one in my stocking.
Essence Bakery Cafe
825 W University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281