Tuesday, December 11, 2012

ronnycakes reviews: Crumbs x Luxbite Christmas Macarons, 1U Petaling Jaya

‘Tis the season to be jolly and grow fat from all the food and sweets and because the year-end holiday season mentality is eat first think later next year (or maybe that’s just me hehe). One thing I looooove about the Christmas season is all the imported indulgent sweets and chocolates that come pouring into supermarkets – the other day I spotted mint chocolate M&Ms! But since Wils and I will be jetting off to LA next week, better save our stomachs (and our pockets) by spending over there instead. :D

I recall saying that macarons were probably not my most preferable sweet but recently by some mysterious power I’ve found myself slightly addicted to them... maybe because I just haven’t managed to find good ones in the past. After spotting these Crumbs x Luxbite macarons on Facebook, I immediately had to have Wils get me a box because they were just too damn adorable.

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The super adorable Teddy and Santa macarons are 100% handpiped (!!!) and designed by Aleena from Crumbs, whilst the two conventional looking ones are imported from Luxbite Melbourne and are anything but conventional in taste. One box of four costs RM30 and comes in two combinations:

  • Teddy Bear and Santa Chocolate Hazelnut Praline
  • Watermelon and Guava
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly
  • Teddy Bear and Snowman Chocolate Hazelnut Praline
  • Mandarin Jaffa
  • Ribena Lemonade

The one that Wils picked up for me was on recommendation from Luxbite, the Teddy Bear and Santa set.

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The macarons are so adorable that I really couldn’t make myself bite into one of them.

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The Watermelon & Guava one was a thick layer of watermelon flavoured buttercream with guava bits (which felt a little bit like coconut bits) whilst the Peanut Butter & Jelly one was a peanut butter ganache with proper jelly. Both tasted heavenly and were crisp and fresh, but I personally preferred the Peanut Butter & Jelly one because of how the sweet and savoury paired together.
The Hazelnut Praline one was as yummy as the Luxbite ones, and I especially loved the chocolate ganache. Adorable and yummy!

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These macarons will be available in the booths outside Isetan 1st floor at One Utama until 25th December, so hurry before they all sell out! I’m sure these would make charming and wonderful gifts for all your loved ones. I’m sure I would like another box. :P

Address:
Crumbs x Luxbite booth
Outside Isetan 1st Floor
One Utama Shopping Mall
Petaling Jaya

Map *here*

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3 comments:

Ken said...

You monster!! Get that teddy bear to the trauma ward, stat!
Great photos! First time seeing such close-up pics of Crumbs' piping-work.

ronnycakes said...

Ken: hehe thank you! yup, her piping is indeed miraculous and wonderfully done.

Choi Yen said...

they are too cute to be eaten!

 

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