Wednesday, May 17, 2006

BEST CONFECTION. EVER.

I often get off the train at Jiyugaoka, a few stops from my local station. It forces me to get some fresh air while I burn a few extra calories. At least that was the idea originally; in practice, it's the most fattening excursion of my day. The culprit? These damn macaroons.

These damn macaroons, sold at Dalloyau boulangeries around town, are pure gorgeousness. (At over 150 yen a pop, they damn well should be. ) They're light and sweet, perfectly crisp on the outside, and sinfully chewy on the inside. They also look beautiful, which makes them a viable alternative for gifts - and you also feel less like a fat cow when you gorge yourself on something spectacularly chic, as opposed to something that costs 158 yen for the entire plastic bag.

(Clockwise, from top left: Cafe, Framboise, Chocolat, Ananas Epice)

3 Comments:

Blogger teahouse said...

Wow! I swear I can smell the sweetness coming from the computer screen.

10:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had to look it up. $1.34 doesn't seem like a lot for something so pretty that YOU CAN EAT!!!!

8:14 PM  
Blogger e! said...

THB - Trust me. These are better in reality than anything you might be imagining.

Nita - Thanks for dropping by! What can I say. I'm cheap! But with these macaroons, you can't buy just one. And I can't speak for anyone else, but I tend to blaze my way right through a mountain of these in a couple of minutes!

9:12 PM  

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