I used our empty freezer as an excuse to have a good reason to go with Victoria and buy some Macarons while we are there. Great selection, including one with that salty Caramel flavor everyone talks about these days. We bought a dozen for 20.00 which makes them around 1.66 each. Yann's are 1.80, no difference, really.
To have some fun with Isabella, I decided to schlepp Victoria to Yann's bakery as well (her first time) and have Isabella compare Calgary's newest Macarons.
HA! How to motivate a kid. Sugar! Before lunch. Easy. Pick any you want, take a bite, some milk, another bite from the next one and tell me what you think. Isabella's idea of heaven maybe?
Please forgive us that we cannot remember all the flavors, I won't make any mistakes by naming them here, but there is a distinct difference between those two makers. Both of them turn out a fantastic product that is gluten free and Calgary is that much richer for it's sweet scene.
The main difference is that ArTaste's Macarons have a more crunchy shell, whereas Yann's are consistent through the bite.
The fillings, Ganache or fruit flavors, are excellent from both vendors. Yann had a new flavor today, a hazelnut based ganache, which was really really good.
On the other hand, salty caramel from ArTaste was a home run. My first time to have anything with this flavor.
Calgary, a lucky city.
New vendor at the Farmers' Market