A PAUL classic, our Macarons are renowned for their beautiful taste and presentation alike. Explore a range of flavors from raspberry to pistachio, coffee to citrus, and vanilla to chocolate, there’s certainly something for all taste buds. Our Macarons come in a variety of offerings, from bags to boxes to full-on towers!
Macaroons ≠ Macarons
Macarons are often confused with macaroons: both are delicious and made with an egg white and sugar base, but there are several big differences between them – including an extra O! Macaroons (pronounced ma·kuh·roon, like moon) are chewy and crispy cookies made with sweetened flaked coconuts often associated with a traditional Passover celebration. Alternatively, Macarons (pronounced mac·ah·ron, like gone) are crisp on the outside and soft on the inside and made with finely ground almond flour. Two cookies form a sandwich filled with jam, curd, ganache, or buttercream.
History of Macarons
While the exact origins of the macaron are disputed, most believe that Catherine de’ Medici brought the Italian Pignoli to France from Italy when she married Henry II; From there, French pastry chefs altered the Pignoli recipe over the years, transforming them into the Macarons we know and love today!