Sweet on Trader Joe's Sunday : Macarons a la parisienne

Ooo la la! Macarons! Oui, Oui!  {insert French sayings here.}

trader joe's macarons a la parisienne review : part of a weekly review series of tj's desserts and treats
Jack and I are reviewing Trader Joe's Macarons a la parisienne this week. You'll find them in the freezer section. Each box contains 12 macarons: 6 vanilla and 6 chocolate. A box costs $4.99.

trader joe's macarons a la parisienne review : part of a weekly review series of tj's desserts and treats
I actually used these macarons a few weeks ago. Remember prom? Yes. You do. Well, of course, three days before prom, I thought, "Self, what prom needs is a platter of gold painted macarons. You have time to make them." I was wrong. I did not have time to make them. So, I bought them from Trader Joe's....the same ones we're reviewing today....and I used gold luster dust to paint on them.

gold-painted Trader Joe's macarons
Easiest dessert table idea ever.

Let's get on with the reviewing, shall we?

A mom's (my) take: OUI! Oh, these are real and they are spectacular. The thin crunchy shell, the chewy cookie, the perfect amount of filling...it's all there. The chocolate ones, while the shells aren't super chocolatey, have a fudgey, rich ganache center. The vanilla macarons taste like the best vanilla bean ice cream you've ever tasted. They thaw from the freezer in just 30 minutes. I think I'll keep a stash of these on hand at all times.
Overall rating: 5 of 5 stars

A teenager's (Jack's) take: I love these! The vanilla ones are actually my favorite--they are super flavorful and have a "cool" taste. The chocolate ones are slightly more subdued in flavor, a little chewy, and they are dark chocolate. I know I'm not that big of a fan of dark chocolate, but I can definitely put up with these. All in all, you really can't go wrong.
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 stars

trader joe's macarons a la parisienne review : part of a weekly review series of tj's desserts and treats

Trader Joe's Macarons a la parisienne: Ooo-la-la x 2!

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Here's what else we're (ok, I'm) loving this week: 
  • Dancing. With. The. Stars. Why have I never watched this before? Well, maybe I watched a little the first season with John O'Hurley, but...I've never cried so much watching dancing. I mean, how AMAZING is Nyle? Seriously. 
  • Since The People vs. OJ Simpson is over, I started reading one of Marcia Clark's novels, Blood Defense. It's good...and you can't help but picture Marcia as the lead character. Go, Marcia! 
  • My fashion-forward cousin, Meg, alerted me to this great blog post by StitchFix this week. Loving these outfit ideas! 
  • I'm really wanting to make these Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Bars from A FarmGirl's Dabbles! 
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  1. I love Macarons! Didn't know they had them at Trader Joe's...will have to check them out.

  2. What a great price too..love the ones you added pizzazz to!


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