In my macaron pursuits I have been told several times to try Laurent’s version. However, after reading Duncan’s review of Laurent’s macarons (dry, crumbling, misshapen and all with a marzipan filling), I wasn’t very keen. Well, eventually my greediness won out and I found myself at Laurent sizing up their macaron collection.
So here they are:
Sad looking aren’t they? With the cracked shell of the vanilla one and the ganache explosion with the chocolate one. The shells were dull in colour.
Times have changed since Duncan reviewed Laurent’s macarons and I was pleased to see that they are not all marzipan filled today. The vanilla one contained a buttercream filling and the chocolate one had the exploded ganache.
On to the taste test, these were dense, heavy, chewy things that you really need to work hard to bite through and eat. It wasn’t a pleasant experience.
As an aside, I did give Laurent one extra opportunity and sampled another macaron (from another store) a couple of weeks later. It suffered the same issues as these two sad little guys.
All in all – if you visit Laurent get an escargot or something and buy your macarons elsewhere.
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