Happy October 1st, Snack Army! Today is officially the first day of Autumn for me. Its crazy to think the clocks will be going back in a few short weeks and I am still wearing "summery" clothes - The weather has been so nice minus last weeks torrential rain and I am hoping it stays that way just until I get back from my last minute getaway next week! Perhaps then will be the time to crack out the Autumnal reviews but for now.. We'll have to make do with Ardens Petites Macaroons with Smooth Strawberry.
I picked up the box of 6 in Asda for £3 - Not the cheapest with no introductory offer.. A shame since they were branded as NEW.
The Macaroons were presented in a handy little plastic tray or case, I should say, before I removed the top half which covered them.
A very sweet and quite artificial strawberry scent came from the rosy pink treats.. Concerning but no one could argue how cute they looked!
Cutting a Macaroon in half proved easier than I thought and although it was just for an interior shot, I do like the visible layers. I bit into one and was met with a very peculiar texture - It was crunchy and first whilst being crumbly and very dry. This in turn caused the lot to get stuck in my teeth which I can only liken to when having a Gaviscon.. We all know the chalkiness after one of those that doesn't come out for about 3 days afterwards, despite your best efforts! Taste wise, it was as artificial as it smelt with the Strawberry centre being similar to a super sweet Milkshake - Baring in mind that I had to taste it separately as the shell completely overpowered the thin layer. Not great unfortunately!
Overall, these Ardens Petites Macaroons with Smooth Strawberry are a bit naff.. The texture is all wrong with a flavour to match. They aren't for me sadly or the wonderful, NibsnScribs who has also reviewed them and beat me in doing so, I might add! A Creamy Chocolate version is also available as well as what I can only presume is Pistachio as I saw a green box next to them on the shelf - Don't hold me to that though! Personally, I think I will be giving both a miss. Save your money and make your own - Its a 1 out of 5 from me.