It is OFFICIALLY pumpkin season! Yay!!!
Today, we review Trader Joe's Pumpkin Macarons.
You'll find these in the freezer section, but don't worry, they only take 30 minutes to defrost. Trader Joe's description of these is "light and delicate, yet abundant with the smooth, warming flavor of pumpkin and traditional pumpkin pie spices..." A box of 12 macarons costs $4.99.
A mom's (my) take: Trader Joe's does macarons right. A delicate, crisp shell, a chewy interior, perfect little feet, and a flavorful but not overpowering filling. The pumpkin flavor is just right...you can taste both the pumpkin and the spices, really reminiscent of pumpkin pie. My only complaint, as it is with all macarons...it's way too easy to eat 6 of them and still want more. ;)
Overall rating: 5 of 5 stars
A teenager's (kiddo's) take: These are the best store-bought macarons I've ever had. The light, airy shell is perfectly balanced by the chewy, sweet interior. The pumpkin flavor is not too strong but still enough to taste it. I could also eat several boxes of these.
Overall rating: 6 out of 5 stars :)
Trader Joe's Pumpkin Macarons: it's pumpkin season, y'all.
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