Ladurée – Takashimaya

Sometimes you just have to treat yourself.  I was in the Orchard Road area and decided to surprise Lena with some macaroons from Ladurée.

Ladurée is credited with inventing the double decker macaroon and when we were in Paris, I remember trying it.  So delicate with moist filling, it is a sure treat.

The Singapore outlet opened in April of 2013, and the macaroons are flown in from France.  Yes, flown in.  None are actually baked in Singapore.  There is a proper store on the second level of Ngee Ann City, Takashimaya.

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There is also a counter at Level 1, which is usually less packed than the store.

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So I decided to go to the counter, because the store was packed, just took a quick look around and then went downstairs.  Quite the selection!  You really have to look and look because you don’t know what box to get, what macaroons to get, etc.  But, the ladies were quite helpful.  They narrowed your choices down for you.  Do you want a regular box or a gift box?  How many do you want?  What’s your budget? Etc, etc, etc.  Pretty good service.

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So in the end, I went with a regular box.  And I decided to go for 15 macaroons, because you’re supposed to eat them within three days, so I thought that was the right amount to get for Lena.

Here is the regular box.  Not fancy, but it will do.  A gift box means more money.  So a regular box will do.  🙂

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So many choices, and I went with ones I knew that Lena would like.  Meaning, no real plain types, like Vanilla and Chocolate, and no strange flavors like Melon.  So what did I go with?  Take a look!

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Let’s go by columns.

Left – Yuzu Ginger (Yellow), Marie Antoinette Tea (Blue)

Center – Strawberry Marshmallow (Red), Salted Caramel (Beige), Ghana Chocolate (Brown)

Right – Red Fruits (Red), Rose (Pink), Ghana Chocolate (Brown)

Now, I also tried these too, and I have to tell you, the Salted Caramel is to die for.  And the Strawberry Marshmallow is another winner.

These things are good.  Except a box of 15 will set you back $57.

But, sometimes, you have to enjoy life.

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