I had always wanted to try macarons. I had some when I was younger, but who appreciates anything when they’re nine? I always looked at them longingly, like donuts or cake. But, I didn’t realize until recently that they are traditionally made with Almond flour. So, imagine my surprise when last week I found a new location that sold them! It is a kiosk in Grapevine Mills Mall that is called Woops! And if you think the name is cute, the marketing will drive you crazy!
They were nice enough to provide me with a tasting, for this review. The six flavors were (in order to follow above image) Nutella, Coconut, Lemon Tart, Red Velvet, Peanut Butter and Jelly, and Strawberry Milkshake.
The Nutella macaron had a crisp outside, and the inside was like a soft cookie. It had that perfect macaron crunch when I bit into it. My first thought? “Oh my god.” I literally said that out loud, just after I tasted it. It tasted EXACTLY like Nutella! It was so good! The mixture of textures, the great flavor and all in one bite? Perfect! And every bite after was just as good as the first!
Coconut is one of my favorite flavors, so I was pretty excited about this one. It had a softer marshmallow texture but still had that crisp crunch on the exterior. Overall, the flavor is sweet and light. It isn’t overwhelmingly sweet, but only a tad more than I would like. But, most things are. And not enough to keep me from finishing it. 😉
The Lemon Tart flavor is like lemon sheet cake with a lemon cream frosting! It was so good! Almost like the lemon cousin to key lime pie. I am not sure how long it took me to eat the whole thing, but it couldn’t have been more than a minute.
Strawberry Milkshake is very strawberry, with a milkshake carrier. Like Nesquik’s older brother that takes steroids and works out! Creamy, but the strawberry flavor stands out and makes sure it’s noticed. A lot of times, milkshake flavors tend to be more cream or sugar flavored. This is definitely a version that puts a bomb under that generalization.
Red Velvet is the cake, right down to the frosting! Cakey texture, creamy frosting in the middle and all! It’s that amazing red velvet taste I love and miss! Some people try to recreate the flavor in cupcakes, pancakes or candies. And there tends to be little dispute about how accurate the taste is. Sometimes it misses by five degrees. But, I feel confident saying this rendition is spot on!
Peanut Butter and Jelly is everything that the name promises. The grape jelly, peanut butter and soft macaron for bread? Winner! Now, if you’re one of those people who has to make your PB&J yourself because you need a good balance for your “ratio”, there’s a good balance, don’t worry! I didn’t feel like one was more than the other, in any bite. Even in the taste! There was a perfect balance of flavors that was so good! It’s a small PB&J with a great grape jelly, just like you loved when you were younger!!
To say the least, I really enjoyed these little treats! The flavors were exactly what you would expect and it was nice to have something to treat myself with, that wasn’t going to make me sick. When you try them, just remember that these little guys can be pretty addicting. If you’re planning on having more than three yourself, I would recommend a drink. If you have IBS, this should be pretty safe. If your stomach is irritated by sugar, you might just want to try one and follow it up with something to drink like almond milk. It’s a good idea to keep some sucralfate around, just in case. If you have problems with nuts, remember that these are made with almond flour. But, I don’t see any problems with any other ingredients. Vegatarians will be able to enjoy these, but they are not Vegan friendly.