Frequenty Asked Questions
A macaron consists of two delicate sweet meringue based confections made from egg whites, caster and icing sugar, ground almonds and food colouring. These are sandwiched together with a filling of buttercream, curd or ganache. The macaron has distinguishing features of ‘feet’ around the bottom where it has risen and a smooth colourful top.
A macaroon is a haystack looking biscuit made with desiccated coconut and honey. They are not colourful and do not have feet. They also won’t be winning any beauty competitions anytime soon, unlike the macaron!
As you bite into the shell of one of our macarons, the crisp yet delicate outer shell gives way to a much softer chewy centre incorporated with a silk like smooth ganache filling bursting with flavour. The whole effect is rather pleasurable and moreish we find.
Macarons are best eaten straight away, depends how strong your will power is! If it is very strong, keep them in an airtight container in the fridge for one week or in the freezer for one month. Always let them get to room temperature before eating.
HOW TO ORDER
DELIVERY & COLLECTION
Orders are posted out every Thursday, for any orders placed after 4pm Wednesday these will be posted the following week. For the freshness of your macarons, we post 24hr tracked, next day guaranteed delivery before 1pm.
Because all of our macarons are freshly made for delivery they are naturally very delicate. We endeavour to keep them as safe as possible on their journey to you by wrapping the box in bubble wrap and a re-freezable ice pack.
Yes! Collection is from our bakery in Newcastle, NE4. If you would like to collect you need to let us know what day and time you will be calling.
We do not post abroad. We are a small family run company and pride ourselves on making sure our macarons taste and look their best. It would be a very long journey for them to travel overseas and we worry they would not be at their peak quality on arrival.
ALLERGENS & NUTRIONAL INFORMATION
Macarons are naturally gluten free as ground almonds are used instead of flour which gives them their delicate chewy consistency. This does however mean that they contain nuts. Macaron fillings are usually all dairy based using butters and creams.
We won’t lie to you, they do contain sugars as they are a sweet confectionary. Calorie wise however, they have quarter the amount of calories to one cupcake- Meaning you can have four of them before you need to start feeling guilty!