Cutest Taste Test Ever: 4 Must-Try Macaron Shops In SA

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click to enlarge Gelato meets macarons and we’re totally about it. - TWENTY SOMETHING SA
Twenty Something SA
Gelato meets macarons and we’re totally about it.

999 E. Basse Rd., (210) 832-8820,

The final — and most flavorful — stop of the Tour de Macaron is at the Italian café Paciugo. No, we're not doing a gelato tour, but at Paciugo, French and Italian flavors come together to create the gelato macaron. Yes, gelato in between the two delicious macaron cookies. Inside a mini refrigerator rest vanilla macarons with various gelato flavors — violet, chocolate, mint chocolate chip, coconut, pistachio, chocolate hazelnut. Violet? Yes, please! A combination of the sweetest, most delicate, floral flavors of the violet gelato and the crunch of the macarons made these babies the ice cream sandwiches of our time. Also, you don't have to go with the premade gelato macarons. Go through the rows of gelato and spot out a flavor you're craving to pair with the French cookie.

Along with gelato macarons, Paciugo also serves up traditional macs. Our favorites? Rose, similar to the taste of the violet gelato and root beer, a flavor that takes you into the world of Willy Wonka where you can drink your food. Although Paciugo has been around for over seven years, they came out with macaronst this January and we couldn't be happier.

Price point: $1.99 each, $5.64 for gelato macarons.

Exclusive flavors: gelato macarons.

The Tour de Macaron was a success with each shop offering its own unique twist on the pastry. Go on a mac binge at Bakery Lorraine. Try out intense flavors at Delice Chocolatier or surprise your taste buds and go into flavor overload at Paciugo.

OK — time for some cardio.

Walker and Fierro blog for Twenty Something SA about the city's evolving lifestyle and entertainment options. 

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