Jaded Macarons: A marriage of local delights and French confectionery

I recently received a surprise delivery — a box of unique, made-to-order macarons with flavours inspired by local delights. Who was it from? None other than Jaded Macarons, an up and coming local online macaron maker!

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Jaded Macarons’ extremely original, playful and creative adverts on Instagram of their Signature Series of macarons had really caught my eye in recent weeks, so I was very delighted to finally try out their macarons!

Each box of the Signature Series by Jaded Macarons comes with 5 exciting macaron flavours: Kaya Butter Toast, Liu Sha Bao, Kopi Gao, White Rabbit Candy and Ang Ku Kueh!

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How pretty are the macarons?

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The macarons from Jaded Macarons also came with a handy guide to each flavour!

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I will now review each of the macaron flavours based on the order in which I tried them! 🙂

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Ang Ku Kueh Macaron

Peanut shell, roasted peanut buttercream and roasted peanut pieces

The first macaron I tried from Jaded Macarons – I adore how incredibly pretty this macaron is, the contrasting colours in the macaron shells is really striking and lovely! Nothing boring at all. The colours are just like the beautiful bold red and green colours of an ang ku kueh.

For the uninitiated, ang ku kueh means, “red tortoise cake, a small round or oval-shaped Chinese pastry with soft, sticky glutinous rice flour skin wrapped around a sweet filling in the centre. It is molded to resemble a tortoise shell and is presented resting on a square piece of banana leaf.” 

Can’t say that I have eaten an ang ku kueh before, but this first macaron really reminded me of peanut candy with its rich and intense peanut flavour, another local treat. I think I will always associate peanuts with Chinese food, so having this ang ku kueh macaron was really interesting. The flavour was generous and is very much is like a fusion dessert (think East meets West).

 

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Kopi Gao Macaron

Kopi shell, kopi Russian buttercream

As I’m caffeine-intolerant, I got my dad to try this on my behalf. His verdict? Very intense coffee flavour, nice, not too sweet, and a good quality macaron. Personally, I love the delightfully rich colour of the kopi macaron! It just reminds you of a cup of kopi. 

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Kaya Butter Toast Macaron

Toast shell, homemade kaya, salted buttercream

For me, it’s this macaron from Jaded Macarons that really won me over! This one is the best of all the macarons I’ve tried.

I don’t know how they did it but I imagine a lot of culinary reverse engineering and hard work went into making this creation.

The kaya filling is very pandan-y and somehow the buttercream itself is very buttery and delightful.

Just like a coffeeshop kaya toast in a macaron but so much better quality and really generous in filling. I really liked and enjoyed this one!

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White Rabbit Candy Macaron

Milk shell, white rabbit buttercream

Lately over the years there’s definitely been a trend towards White Rabbit candy flavoured goodies.

I love the colour and design of this particular macaron, I think it really has the colour of a White Rabbit candy.

Taste-wise, yes, it has the milky creaminess of a White Rabbit candy and definitely ticks the box! White Rabbit candy fans may want to give this macaron a try!

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Liu Sha Bao Macaron

Milk shell, liu sha buttercream, salted egg yolk lava core

I’m not a fan of salted egg BUT this macaron was really well executed. I don’t know how Jaded Macarons did it but the shell was really had the fluffyness of a bun, and the salted egg yolk lava filling had a nice texture and the flavour wasn’t too gao (ie. not too heavy and overwhelming). A humble-looking and unsuspecting macaron, but bursting with delicious sweet-savoury salted egg yolk flavour! Altogether a really balanced macaron that encompassed a marriage between a French dessert and an Asian foodie favourite!

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All in all, the macarons were delightful and my only comment is I wish there were more macarons for me to eat! I am also very curious about whether they will be rolling out new flavours on their menu. I definitely think Jaded Macarons will go very far on their uniquely Singaporean macaron journey!

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Do try out Jaded Macarons and let me know what you think of their yummy macarons, I’m really interested to hear other foodies’ perspectives on these one of a kind, beautiful macarons from Singapore inspired by our local flavours.

Check out Jaded Macarons on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/jaded.macarons

Also visit their online store here: www.jadedmacarons.com/onlinestore

Many thanks to Jaded Macarons for sending me a box of these wonderful macarons in exchange for an honest food review!

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