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Kitchening with Carly Wintchels Macarons, Vancouver

kitchening with carly macarons

kitchening with carly macarons

kitchening with carly macarons
I’ve sampled Kitchening with Carly Wintchels macarons awhile back, but had put the pictures away in a vault much like some of her macarons. I ordered my sample online and had them hand delivered. It was during a special promotion for free deliveries, otherwise it is $10 for orders less than $100. This is rather steep if you are hoping to indulge on alone or with a few friends.

 

Kitchening with Carly Wintchels macarons don’t come cheap either 12 piece box @ $24; 6 piece box @ $13.50. Of course, compared to a few months back, Carly now sells her goodies at Gourmet Warehouse, Le Marche St. George, and the upcoming booth at Eat! Vancouver (May 24-26, 2013). You may even see her in Holt Renfrew at her pop-up shop.
kitchening with carly macarons
Carly uses only natural ingredients for her macarons, no artificial flavors or colors. I couldn’t help but notice the flavours were very sweetened and perhaps a little less suited for my tastebuds. The Pistachio ones I could not find morsels or little grinds of the nut grind up. I’m sure a lot of flavoring comes from extracts and concentrates and not from the refined or reduced portions actual ingredients.

Overall the texture had all the proper characteristics – chewy center,  slightly eggshell crunch (and cracked in transit I bet), but very cold overall. I must have been kept frozen or not thawed out.
kitchening with carly macarons

  • Pistachio Macaron with Pistachio Butter Cream
  • Chocolate Macaron with Dark Chocolate Ganache
  • Orange with cranberry and ice wine jam
  • Espresso with dark chocolate ganache
  • Raspberry with lemon curd
  • Other flavors available – check her website to get a current list.

kitchening with carly macarons
I probably wouldn’t order online again unless there is free delivery, $10 is simply not worth it. And if I really wanted macarons, chances of me hunting down her little bonbons would also be slim. I understand she has a large fan base in Vancouver, but I would probably head over to Bel CaféThierryBouchon Bakery or even Soirette Macarons & Tea. My recent treat at Le Panier Very French Bakery, would even urge me to make a trip over the boarder quicker.

 

Order and Kitchening with Carly Wintchels Macaron info: kitchening.ca

 


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