What’s the difference between a macaron and a macaroon? Where do we start!

Macarons are all the rage these days, not to be confused with those big coconut things that one eats at Passover and generally stays in your stomach until oh, June. Macarons are melt-in-your-mouth delicious French almond cookie sandwiches in gorgeous colors and exotic flavors. 

French macarons | Richart

Now that we’ve settled that, if you’re ready to try macarons (not macaroons) we’ve got the perfect way to do it, with a smaller size and a smaller price. 

For ages I’ve been a crazy groupie of Richart, some of the best chocolate on the planet, all packaged with gift-ready perfection. Now they’ve added a gift box of 25 mini macarons to their selection, in flavors like dark chocolate, Arabica coffee, grapefruit rose, blood orange lemon, and salted caramel coulis (hold me!). 

And yes, it might be exceptionally hard to give the box away to your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day. Maybe get two?

They’re also on sale at Fab right now for $5 off, including 2-day refrigerated shipping with guaranteed delivery for Valentine’s Day. Try them, then tell me you’ll ever confuse one for a macaroon again. Or even want a macaroon again. -Liz

Find mini macaron gift boxes (not macaroons) online at Richart.com, or at Fab.com for a limited time. Click through to the link for our invite code if you’re not already a member. Plus browse around Fab for Valentine’s Gifts categorized both “naughty” and “nice.”


Liz Gumbinner is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Cool Mom Picks and Cool Mom Tech. This makes her very happy.

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