Post # 1
So I just found out/realized that there is a difference between macaron vs macaroon!! Am I right?
No wonder I’ve been confused about this for a while. Have people perhaps been using the wrong term? The 2 do not look alike! Anyone else confused??
Post # 3
Yes, macarons are my favorite cookie EVER…but I hate coconut, so macaoons to me are gross! I try to remember to say “parisian macaron” when I mean the one I like to help people realize I’m not talking about the “double-o macaroon” you see more often at Passover.
Seriously, I cannot convey my love for macarons…we’re going to the town in southern france where the macaron was first invented on our honeymoon! It’s not the reason we picked that spot, but I like teasing Fiance that it is 🙂
Post # 4
You’re right! A Macaron is a meringue based almond sandwich cookie and a Macaroon is a meringue based almond and coconut cookie. Basically they are the French vs. North American versions of the same Italian cookie. I believe there is a French Macaron with coconut, too but it might be called something different.
Post # 5
Starbucks did a real bad faux pas… they had these delicious boxes of Macarons and labled them French Macaroons. Yeah really pissed me off. As well as any other french person who knows the difference. You would have thought that they would have done their research before comitting such an error.
Post # 6
All you have to do is look at my avatar and know my love for french macarons. We went to Paris for our honeymoon and I had one every.single.day.
I even went to Pierre Herme, the Gucci of maracons, and spent $50 for 10 of them. they were amazing!
Post # 7
question – how do you pronounce both?
Post # 8
Yep I know the difference well! Although I’ve never had a macaron, I’ve been subjected to those nasty coconut macaroons every Passover .
Post # 9
They are pronouced the exact same way……
unless of course french is your first language, and in that case, it sounds much sexier then how us americans say it.