Food Review: Lindt Cafe Macarons...

[Due to popular demand I HAD to finish the story :P]

My brother works at the Reserve Bank in the city at Martin's Place and it happens to be right next to one of the Lindt Cafe's in Sydney. He gets to eat their tasty stuff often. Lucky!

Anyway, one day I found out that Lindt Cafe has MACARONS! Yes! Those evil little circular devil pastries that dance all over the internet and poke their creamy little tongues at me full knowing I'll never get to taste a real one any time soon. Did I tell you how I bugged my french-uncle/soon-to-be-boss to get me some Laduree macarons from Paris??


So one day I bugged my brother enough and he finally went and got some for me. Man I was like crapping my pants in excitement. I was like SO WET. I practically smashed the door down when I got home to taste one.

I carefully took one out of the box...

...and took a bite.


Where was I? Oh yes.

I took a bite...

And was crushed. So many hours of fantasising about wonderful flavours and Lindt's reputation and whatnot but unfortuntately only one word can describe the experience.


Just so incredibly boring. The shell was so dry and felt very flaky and gross in my mouth. Not a pleasure to eat at all. Such an unfortunate texture. So hollow! It was like a air bag that once the shell cracked it just all fell apart in my hand.

Right now I'm consoling telling myself that it's just Lindt that sucks and that in Paris they'll taste like I fantasise but until I go there, we'll have to wait and keep trying to make them.



Jan 24 September 2008 at 4:51 am  

And?? Don't just leave it hanging there.........

Bria 24 September 2008 at 11:17 am  


When I went to Sydney I tried them out and they are no good IMO. Way too sweet and not chewy enough. Maybe I had a bad batch but the shells were so thin a crackly.

Ahmad 24 September 2008 at 11:53 pm  

LOL!! I shud leave cliff hanger endings more often. Forces all you curious cats to comment :P :P

Bria 25 September 2008 at 12:50 pm  

Yes! I knew that you must have been disappointed with them! Lindt cafe is so overrated in all aspects. My milkshake was ok though.

Duncan | syrupandtang 27 September 2008 at 3:47 pm  

Rubbish aren't they! I, too, was aghast at how bad they were.