So if you’re reading this, you’re probably keen to know if they are any good. These legendary frozen french macarons. There must be some madness to the science of snap freezing, but yeah, they didn’t travel poorly. I didn’t fancy queueing for hours, so waited a bit; I think it took about 1.5 weeks for the fervour to die down? 8 minutes in the queue. Laduree in the marbled confines of Pitt Street Westfields. price guide + flavours. $0.80 premium to eat in. Fancy boxes that you’ll be paying for. $2 for the ones that hold 8. Okay, they weren’t quite honest about that. Its $3.40 for the box. I did specifically ask about “having to pay for the box”. mumble mumble .. response.. “its about $2.” $29/8. You can make out the seating around beyond. UNBOXING its a fancy enough $3.40 box. Its now in a landfill somewhere. fancy paper + sticker Ahh.. Laduree. various flavours. salted caramel, blackcurrent, orange blossom, pistachio, chocolate, vanilla they sell other things: financier + madelines. I don’t thinka anyone buys them and jams. display cabinet. A closeup. Yes. The Laduree macarons are good. Enough. These macarons have a soft shell with hardly much crunch (from being frozen?) but the 8 that I bought and shared/consumed were good to eat. They’re also smaller when compared to a lot of local marcarons. I didn’t mind eating them, the purple one was good. The chocolate one tasted chocolatey (but then, why wouldn’t you just eat a chocolate bar). The populist salted caramel one was suitably salty and had a good smokey flavour. 7.5/10 all up. would I care to come back if I had to queue an hour plus each time? No. Short wait? Maybe even then. They should just have an online shop so you can preorder for pickup; but that’d probably be too good an idea. I think the whole queuing thing is overrated. Would probably make a nice gift for someone if you gave them this “oh you queued, for me?! /swoon” Laduree in Sydney is a kiosk in a mall. As fancy as the brand is… it is a kiosk in a mall. When I read timeout’s writeup, I expected a lavish well fitted out shop with plush fittings and cool lighting. It really doesn’t have as much of a cache as a proper shop would have; wasn’t too impressed with it. It was decent enough. Probably should have opened in the eastern suburbs/Balmain or somewhere. I’m sure that’ll happen sometime in the future. 3 Responses Helen (Grab Your Fork) October 22, 2012 Have yet to brave the queues here and awww….fancy packaged landfill :( Reply Christine @ Cooking Crusade January 21, 2013 $30 for a box of 8 macs is pretty pricey, esp for a mall kiosk like you pointed out. Oh well, still seem to be worth trying at least once – I feel sorry for the sad financiers/madeleines lol Reply TheJugernaut January 21, 2013 Yeah it’s pricy. As stated not a huge macaron fan… That said went by makmaks at south king st Newtown and that was kinda wow. I think it was 12 for $40 making them $2.50 each but they were GOOOOD! Everything was like pow flavour. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website No bots and people bad at math! * 8 × 7 = Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.