On Sunday, I traipsed across a vast distance for Zumbaron Day at the Star. 60 flavours available this Zumbaron Day and I'd like to say I was quite sensible, wouldn't you agree? Above are the Toasted Marshmallow - which I found to be toothachingly sweet and the Yuzu Japanese Cheesecake which was refreshing in its citrus.
So we have some that are uncannily like their namesake, which unfortunately did not mean that it tasted like heaven on the tongue. Sriracha ... for all your culinary needs except in macarons. The Coca Cola on the other hand was remarkable. The mararon itself tasted like a flat soda but dusted outside was a sort of tart popping candy that emulated the trademark fizziness of carbonated beverages that left us puckering at the face. Of all the macarons I've tried, Zumbo definitely wins out for the lusciousness of its filling. But I have to say, having several in one sitting does detract from the flavour impact that some could have. I have 6 macarons left but from the ones that I've tried, I can say my favourites have been Caramalised White Choc & Cherry, Pancakes & Maple Syrup, Pina Colada and Coca Cola. That and some were complete misses, but it's a day to embrace wackiness so walk away laden with more macarons that you can humanely consume.
Will I be buying an inordinate amount of macarons next year for Zumbaron Day 2018 if it runs again? ... Maybe.