A few months ago, a fellow eventer and VIP level repeat customer of Present Pony suggested that I add some sort of comfort food to my Care Package options. She even suggested a custom cookie artist, who unfortunately is taking a break from cookie creations to care for an elderly family member.
I loved the idea, so I set out to find the perfect product to include in the Present Pony selection. In the course of testing products I find many wonderful things, but they don’t always suit the gift box business model. Sometimes they are too large or too heavy or too perishable, but they are wonderful products and they do make wonderful gifts. Because creating community through thoughtful gift giving is part of my mission, I want to share these special finds.
Ma-ka-rohn Bakery is owned by a husband and wife team dedicated to perfecting the Macaron for the American consumer! They deliver these freshly baked macarons nationwide.
Ohhhhh emmmmmm geeeeeee! Did they ever get it right. If you are like me, you might be under the impression that a macaron is a crunchy cookie with coconut. Apparently this is the Americanized version. French macarons do not contain any coconut. Sadly, I never tried them when I was in Paris because I didn’t think I liked them.
A traditional French macaron consists of a ganache, buttercream or jam filling sandwiched between two cookies. It is mildly moist and easily melts in the mouth.
I had been stalking the Ma-ka-rohn.com site for a few weeks, when they announced their Galaxy macaron. Swirled black and purple macaron shells with edible gold stars and a chocolate ganache and Milky Way filling. Winner! Winner! I placed an order for the Galaxy macaron and several other a la carte flavors.
My Ma-ka-rohns arrived quickly, with the appreciated email updates on shipping and delivery! I thought the packaging was the perfect balance between keeping the product safe and keeping packaging to a minimum. My box of 15 macarons were swaddled in a clamshell case with a cold pack in a custom made insulated envelope with a frozen ice pack to keep the macarons fresh while in transit.
Due to the need to keep them chilled, they currently don’t fit the Present Pony profile, but they do make a wonderful gift. Ma-ka-rohn has a menu of rotating flavors and the Kid and I are enjoying our second order which includes Red Velvet, Tiramisu, Vanilla Buttercream, Dark Chocolate Caramel Sea Salt, and Galaxy. So treat yourself or treat someone else! Boxes of 12, 24 or 35 are available and you can send a box of 12 for $24.99 plus shipping.
Check out ma-ka-rohn.com Five Stars!!!!!!