I bought four Cacao Macarons (Lt Collins St store) a few days ago but hadn’t had the chance to taste them.
The first one I tried today was the Hazelnut flavoured one and here are my impressions.
I was slightly disappointed with this Hazelnut macaron, although the crunch was present with a nice chewy centre, the hazelnut buttercream lacked punch. It was almost like it was trying to be a subtle complement to the sweet biscuit. The biscuit was a bit overly sweet, not too sweet that it was you felt you needed to head to the dentist but just slightly too much icing sugar for my liking.
What the filling needed was a strong flavour, similar to hazelnut ice cream (Connoisseur is pretty good) or a Forrero Rocher taste, although it had a nice smooth texture to it. It didn’t make me go, ‘I want another!’, like I did with the Le Petit Gateau macarons. Visually, it was very appealing, you just wanted to put the whole thing in your mouth.
Overall, it was a decent macaron (I’m a macaron expert now =D), it had many of the elements present that make a good macaron. The biscuit was good (just a tad sweeter then I’m used to), the filling was not particularly sweet that kind of balanced against the biscuit. Maybe that was their intention? I was expecting a sweet filling and a delicate biscuit and not the other way around! I also had high expectations because of my love of hazelnut flavoured anything. I certainly wouldn’t have said no this Cacao macaron.
I’ll be taste testing the other 3 later on but this particular one has dampened my excitement to taste the rest.
Cacao – Melbourne CBD
Shop 7 / 525 Little Collins St, Melbourne, VIC 3000
Phone: (03) 9629 4955
Monday – Friday: 8am – 5pm
Exceptions: Public Holidays