Jennies Gluten Free Bakery
Chocolate Drizzle Macaroons
Weight: 1 oz. (28.3 g.) / 10 oz. (283 g.) in total container
Calories: 145 calories in 1 macaroon
Cost: $3.99 for 1 container of 10 pieces
Purchased from: Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, Palo Alto, CA
I first expected today's chocolate drizzled, gluten-free macaroons from Jennies Gluten Free Bakery (Moosic, PA) to be like other macaroons, that is very, very, very sweet. However, they were good, and only very sweet.*
The coconut flavor did dominate. But, they were macaroons after all! Unsweetened sulfite-free coconut was the number one ingredient. The chocolate flavor accent complemented the coconut and an orange pairing item (see below) very nicely.
I paired this macaroon with a dab of Sicilian orange marmalade. Marmalade's bitter sweet character helped balance the sweetness of the macaroons. I added more sugar to a macaroon, and the end result was a less sugary, more interesting flavor blend. This little trick reminded me of when I first added a lemon peel to an espresso. Adding bitter to bitter, somehow had the reverse effect of what I thought it would -- the end result was less bitter.
Today was Day #6 of Chocolate and Orange Theme Week.
*Jennies also offers sugar-free macaroons.