Macarons vs. Macaroons

A lot of us get confused with the two terms... Yes, they are round bite sized desserts made from egg whites and sugar, but the similarities end there.

Macarons, a French confection, are made with almond meal, egg whites and icing sugar. It is then filled with buttercream, ganache or fruit curd and left to mature overnight until it becomes a melt in the mouth sensation.

Macaroons, an Italian biscuit, are made with egg whites, sugar and dried coconut. Topped with a glace cherry or dipped in chocolate is optional.

Products

Are there any minimum quantities?
All of our products are made fresh to order so we have minimum quantities depending on your order.
Minimums are specified next to each product.

How soon after receiving should the products be consumed?
We recommend macarons be consumed within 3-4 days and meringues within 5 days.

Should I refrigerate the products?
The macarons should be refrigerated till required. The meringues need to be stored in a cool dry area.
Please ensure products are consumed within the time period mentioned above.

Dietary guidelines

Are any of your products gluten free?
Yes, they are! Most of our macarons and meringues are gluten free, however, please make this known to us when placing your order. 

Do your products contain alcohol?
Macarons in our “Alcohol” range contain a very small amount of alcohol. All other products do not contain any alcohol.

Are any of your products dairy free?
Our meringues are dairy free. If you require dairy free macarons, please let us know. Extra charges may apply.

Are any of your products nut free? 
At this stage, only our meringues are nut free, HOWEVER, they may contain traces of nuts because we hand make all our products in a kitchen that handles nuts on a daily basis. If you are allergic to nuts we do not recommend you consume our products. 

Do your products contain eggs?
Yes, all of our products contain eggs. 

Purchasing and Delivery

Where is my order sent from? 
All of our products are produced, packed and dispatched from Brisbane.

Are there any minimum quantities?
All of our products are made fresh to order so we have minimum quantities depending on your order.
Minimums are specified next to each product. 

Where do you ship to?
At this stage we ship to Brisbane and surrounding areas only.
We are currently testing interstate shipping while maintaining freshness.

What are your delivery methods?
We offer both pickup and delivery options.
Our delivery option is dependent on distance and day of event. Please ask us at the time of your order if delivery is available.
Pickup is available 6 days a week from Monday - Saturday.

What are your shipping costs?
Pickup is free. Delivery in the Brisbane area is generally $25, delivery costs may vary depending on distance.

How long until I get my order?
Unless you have specified when you require your order, our orders have a lead time starting at 3-5 days on smaller orders and 7-14+ days on larger orders/during peak times. You will be contacted with details once we receive your order or enquiry. We work with you to ensure you receive high quality product in a timely manner.

What payments types do you accept?
We accept bank transfer and cash. Prior to taking payment we ensure that we are on the same page about what we are delivering to you and the time period in which that is to be delivered. 

Our Policies

Do you have a product return policy? 
Please choose carefully. Due to strict food handling regulations, we are unable to exchange products or accept returns unless there is a product fault. Should you have a question or concern with the quality of your product, please contact us at macaronsbymonika@hotmail.com or call  0402 523 699.