After reading YELP, I gathered some of my friends and went to West Pender to seek out Murchie’s Tea and Coffee for some macarons. It is a retail store selling tea-related goods, and there’s a little food section at the back.
I almost missed the macarons, they were on the last shelf inside the fridge.
No fancy flavours here- chocolate, pistachio, raspberry, and a lone passion fruit macaron sat at the back. They were priced at $1.25, which was definitely one of the cheaper macarons I have found in the Lower Mainland. My friend and I bought 1 pistachio, 1 raspberry, and 1 passionfruit to share.
I wasn’t overly impressed with the presentation: the shells weren’t smooth, and there was way too much cream. And the cream looks like it was haphazardly placed between the shells. But, if it tastes good then that’s all right then?
First- they were quite cold. The macarons had a bit of chewiness to it. The flavours were all right, but the cream was just way too much for me. I wanted a macaron, not a mini ice cream sandwich that looked like a macaron.
I thought pistachio and raspberry was all right, and then when I had a tiny nibble of passion fruit macaron, I disposed of it right away. It tasted like it was days old, and it was rock hard. It was actually very bad. I already am on the fence with passion fruit flavours, and my friend wanted it, but Murchie’s should not be selling day old macaron like that!
Sadly, I would not be coming back to this location. It is already quite far, and the macarons did not leave an impending memory for me.