Macarons & More – Norwich, UK Pros: Free Goody Bag, Guessing the Mystery Flavor Correctly, and Lucky Charm Macaron. Cons: Not winning a golden ticket *who doesn’t want to feel like Willy Wonka* and the Watermelon Macaron.
On September 9th, customers waited in line for Macaron Day hosted by Macarons and More in The Royal Arcade in Norwich city centre. They had formed around from the colourfully decorated shop windows, discussing the creations inside.
It was around 9:30 am, and everyone was excited to go inside. Not only did they have limited edition treats to purchase but they also had a giveaway. The excitement of finding a golden ticket in your macaron bag would result in you winning another box of macarons, pencil or mug, and even a cookery course taught by Tim Kinnaird. Unfortunately, I was not a winner, and so I might have to try next year, or the year after…or after that.
Okay, I probably will continue to buy these macarons regardless of a Golden Ticket. But who doesn’t like feeling like Willy Wonka, right?
Below are just a few of the snaps I took of the creations and storefront.
This shop has been my favourite since moving to the United Kingdom three years ago and whenever I’m shopping in Norwich, this my normal afternoon treat.
Macaron Taste Test:
We got home…made a cup of tea, to share. We sat down and devoured these treats. I cut each treat in half so both my husband and I could try each kind.
Below you will find what we thought of each one.
Macarons and More had an exciting challenge for their customers in the store that day. The “Guess the Flavour” challenge. And if you guessed the mystery flavour correctly, you would receive that macaron for free.
My experienced sweet tooth was up for the challenge. And who doesn’t like a free macaron?
*After tasting the purple goo that was delivered to me via a stick from the container of purple goo. I tasted hints of nutmeg…but that just was not it. And the purple colour was throwing me off. So I asked… ‘ Does the colour correspond with the flavour?’, and the sales assistant replied ‘Yes’.
Mmm…a mystery indeed. But did you really think I couldn’t do it on the second guess? You’re wrong, and of course, I did…I have a superior tasting pallet and was the first to guess correctly that morning.
Overall, my experience with the Macarons and More- Macaron Day was positive and fun. I was up and running early in the morning for the 40-minute drive to Norwich, and with the baby and husband out the door before 8:30…takes some serious motivation.
The staff was really helpful and had smiles throughout. It’s great and exciting to see as a regular customer, that the owner was so involved in making experiences for his customers unique and enjoyable.
I believe Macarons and More will always be a must-do when about Norwich with the family. I love how Macarons and More cater to everyone of all ages and I will continue to stop here as Weston grows and we can enjoy picking out macarons together.
Even if you’re not into macarons, the shop has much….more.
So if you’re in Norwich, go check it out for yourself!
11 Royal Arcade
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