Ladurée vs Pierre Hermé: A Macaron Taste Test

Ladurée vs Pierre Hermé: A Macaron Taste Test in Paris |

Although macarons have never really appealed to me, I made it my mission while visiting Paris to discover what all the fuss over the bite-sized French sweets is about.

In case you’re not familiar with macarons, they’re made of two almond meringue discs and filled with a layer of buttercream, jam, or ganache.  They come in a multitude of flavors and colors.  They’re also not the cheapest thing in town, as each bite-sized sweet will run you about €2.

When it comes to macarons, there are two pâtisseries (pastry shops) that are famous in Paris, and the world over, for their rainbow assorted sweets: Ladurée and Pierre Hermé.

Since these two are known as the best of the best, I set out to do a (completely unscientific) taste test by sampling macarons from each pâtisserie.

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