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Butterscotch Macaroons

Neilson

Taste: 1

Texture: 3

Novelty: 2

All scores out of 5

November 7 2007

Some might say that chocolate macaroons are an acquired taste; if this is in fact the case, it is a taste I have yet to acquire. It's not that I hate them; in fact I'll on occasion at a party or social event be known to dip into the candy bowl and take one. They're just not the kind of treat I'd ever buy. I've never craved them and frankly don't know if I ever want to. The thing that caught my attention with these new macaroons was the butterscotch flavour.

Not enough candies have a butterscotch flavour now a days, caramel seems to have taken this flavour over. I'm not sure if I could tell you the difference between butterscotch and caramel. Since the butterscotch flavour in these macaroons seemed novel, I figured I'd give them a shot.

The problem is the "butterscotch" flavour lasts about 2 seconds at best, so basically I just found myself chomping at a box of regular macaroons. By the time I was onto my third one the butterscotch taste was pretty much gone completely. You'll notice that I didn't give this a high score at all, remember I don't hate macaroons, it's just that I'm not a big fan and I particularly hate being deceived with the possibility of butterscotch.