Mini Big Mac (aron).
French patisserie Chateau Blanc made mini macarons for Starbucks. The silver dollar-sized macarons are teeny and cute and make me want to coo over them as if they were little cookie pre-schoolers.
Then I get over myself and just eat them.
I am not a macaron connoisseur so I cannot expound on the finer nuances of these particular macarons, nor how they may compare against THE macaron, but I will say that I missed the desperate, delicate sighing "crackle" of the exterior that I've experienced before, found these to be slightly chewier than I'd expect, and didn't quite love the sponge-y (?) texture of the non-jam fillings.
But like I said, I just get over myself and eat them.
These are not "I want macarons so I am going to go to Starbucks" macarons. These are "I am in a meeting at Starbucks-my-conference-room-because-I-work-from-home. Oh, are those macarons? Ok, I'll buy the box and share with the other people in this meeting right now" macarons. Athough, they could be "I want macarons but there is no macaron-erie near me so I'm going to Starbucks" macarons.
By the way "macaronerie" should be a word.
There. Now it is.
A box of 12 includes two each of raspberry, pistachio, coffee, lemon, vanilla, and chocolate. The box costs $10 and will be available from December 13 to Christmas in Starbucks..es...s.