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Halloween Macarons!

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Our Halloween Treats are in the house (ahem, 'patisseries') starting today! Cellophane bundles of spooky, adorable minis, in chocolate, caramel, lemon, raspberry. They're awesome for office treats, party favours, and they've been proven to fit perfectly into tiny hands!

Speaking of tiny hands, if you have some of those in your life and you're feeling ambitious... here's a pretty adorable costume you can make from Studio DIY.

And technically, there's probably no reason at all you couldn't scale this up to kidult / sophisticated and mature macaron connoisseur size.

New Flavour: Gingerbread

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Ok, we know it's not quite December yet, but... Gingerbread!! This is a little teaser for our 2015 Holiday Collection—gingerbread is now available in all the shops!  And to be fair, it is kind of feeling wintery out there these days. 

According to our friends at wikipedia, Gingerbread was brought to Europe in 992 by the Armenian monk Gregory of Nicopolis. By the 15th century, Germany had its very own Gingerbread Guild, and by the 17th century Nuremberg was known as the "Gingerbread Capital of the World" for the works of edible art it was creating with the spiced bread! If you'd like to try your hand at this illustrious foodstuff—and the even more glorious (we think) tradition of shaping it into adorable houses—Martha Stewart, as always has some good tips for you.

Martha Stewart's Swedish Gingerbread House How-To >>

Halloween at Bon Macaron

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Happy Halloween!! We have 3 excellent reasons for you to brave the weather this dark and stormy All Hallow’s Eve. 1) Our new flavour this week is CARAMEL APPLE. (We're kind of excited.)

2) We've finished our hand-decorated Spooky Macarons!

3) Bon Macaron Trick or Treating is officially in effect!! Kids under 12 in costume get a free macaron and big kids—otherwise known as adults—in costume will find an extra macaron in every 6 pack they purchase!

We're open today until until 6 today in Victoria and Kits, and until 7 at Granville Island so you've still got time to stock up on treats!

Trick or Treat!

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You can Trick or Treat at Bon Macaron this year! This is just a quick post to let you know that tiny ghouls, princesses, tigers etc.—age 12 and under—can come in for a free macaron all day on October 31st, in any of our three locations in Victoria, Kitisilano and Granville Island. And adults in costume will be treated to an extra macaron with every 6 Pack they purchase! First come first serve—quantities are generous but not unlimited. Little critters must be accompanied by a grown up critter. Happy Haunting! We can’t wait to see some costumes :)

National Dessert Day

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It's National Dessert Day! We of course, personally, feel there is NO BETTER dessert than the lovely macaron. (They are an especially great, virtually weightless dessert if you, like some of us (ahem), are still feel full from Thanksgiving! )

However, when it comes to other kinds of desserts, few people do them quite like Mimi Thorisson. We first introduced you to her blog Manger a few months back, but honestly it's worth a second look—today of all days :) So here's another round of her absolutely stunning recipes.

POMEGRANATE MERINGUES

Thanksgiving! Turkey & Cranberry Macarons

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These were such a hit last year we had to bring them back :) Our  Turkey & Cranberry Macarons! Delicious AND decorative—they look realllly good on a table and are currently available in all 3 of our locations in Victoria and Vancouver. Even a small dish of these cranberry red beauties can add some real vibrance to a festive dinner table. Or... you could always go all out with a Macaron Pyramid in fall-ish shades:

Bastille Day Crème Brûlée Macarons

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Happy Bastille Day! We've made you a big, beautiful batch of red, white and blue crème brûlée macarons. (Yes, we said crème brûlée :D)Celebrated every 14th of July since 1880, Bastille Day commemorates the 1789 storming of the Bastille, and the start of the French Revolution. It's like Canada Day, but French.  Celebrated by French expats and Francophiles around the world, Bastille Day also means you get to wear stripes and/or a beret, and eat all the macarons you want, all day. Those are the Official Rules! ;)

Canada Day Macarons! Maple Bacon & Maple Caramel

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Tomorrow is Canada Day! In honour of the occasion we have concocted a couple of distinctly Canadian delicacies: Maple Bacon Macarons, and Maple Caramel Macarons, which will be available July 1st! It's kind of like a pancake breakfast you can eat with your fingers... And a box of these is scientifically guaranteed to make you the hit of the barbeque. They also help pass the time while you're staking out your rockstar fireworks spot!

And this Canada Day is extra special for Bon Macaron—it's David's first as a Canadian citizen! Here's an excerpt from the feature we did on David a few weeks ago, about coming to Canada and opening Bon Macaron.

"I was born and raised in Cannes, in the South of France. When I was around fifteen I took a trip to Canada with my Mom—every summer we took a trip together. We did the East first and we enjoyed it so much that the following year we did the West. One part of that trip was coming Victoria, and I loved it. It’s really similar to where I grew up. I’ve always liked the island lifestyle, being surrounded by water. I love diving, I love sailing. One thing I’ll always remember is, we were walking along the harbour here—I was fifteen, right?—and a big group of skater girls walked by, and started to whistle at me. The second after that I looked at my mom and I told her, “You know what? One day I’ll come back and live here.”  I was young, I was a teenager, it was a good experience. But there really was something particular about the island, something about the energy, the feel of the place. I just knew I was supposed to be here."

AW. Happy Canada Day, David.

Come in sometime soon and give him a big, congratulatory Canadian bear hug!

Read the full feature on David, one of our owners, here.

Father's Day

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Dads like delicious things too. This is a fact. So we've created a few awesome, sporty treats for all the fathers and grandfathers: Whiskey & Chocolate Footballs, Bourbon & Caramel Baseballs, and Rum & Coke Hockey Pucks. You don't even have to choose because they all come together in one handy, gift-wrappable package!

This also seems like an excellent opportunity to revisit a French Canadian children's classic: Roch Carrier's The Hockey Sweater—or, in French, Le Chandail de hockey. 

The official Library and Archives of Canada have included this iconic children's tale on their resources site, describing:

"In its earlier days, the National Hockey League had only a few teams worthy of attention  --  many would say only one: the Montréal Canadiens. The brightest star, and most popular player, in the Canadiens' line-up was Number 9: Maurice Richard. It is easy to understand the distress of the young narrator in this story when, one day in the winter of 1946, he must exchange his red hockey sweater, which looks just like Maurice Richard's, for a new, blue Toronto Maple Leafs sweater!!! A medley of emotions  --  disappointment, bitterness, humour, and tenderness  --  is richly explored in Sheldon Cohen's full-page illustrations which perfectly complement the poignancy and playfulness of the text."

From a kid's point of view, Dad reading to you is just the best thing ever :)

Celebrate Mother's Day with Raspberry-Rose, Strawberry-Rhubarb & Champagne!

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Mother's Day is Sunday! And we have a really special treat for Victoria's wonderful mothers: Very pretty gift packages that include an "I love you, Mom" Champagne Macaron, a "Rose" Raspberry-Rose Macaron, and a great big Strawberry Rhubarb flower-shaped Macaron! (If you happen to be one of Victoria's wonderful mothers, you can simply send the link for this post to your loved ones for handy gift-finding reference.  ;) )

Easter Macaron Hunt

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Happy Easter!

We were thinking our lovely, cellophane-wrapped bundles of Easter-y deliciousness would be perfect for a (typically) damp, West Coast easter egg hunt, so we decided to test our theory. We're really glad we did, there are so many flowers in Beacon Hill Park right now!! It’s definitely worth a visit this weekend. And we have to say we were right, our macaron chicks with their mini-macaron ‘eggs’ fit in perfectly : ) We took some pictures so you can go on a virtual Easter Macaron Hunt—and maybe get inspired to create your own hunt!

The macaron chicks are Mini Egg flavoured, and the tiny macarons are Peach Melba, Lavender, Pistachio, Yuzu, Strawberry & Champagne and Salted Caramel. They nestle beautifully into baskets, perch fetchingly on brunch tables, and hide beguilingly under garden flowers. We're open our normal hours all weekend (Mon - Sat: 10:00 am - 6:00pm; Sun: 11:00 am - 5:00pm) so you can come in and pick some up whenever's most convenient for you!

Meanwhile, back at the farm...

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