Jul 18

All Organic Macarons at Chantal Guillon

With much anticipation, I’ve been meaning to visit Chantal Guillon since they re-opened. So last Friday, I decided to take a 2 mile walk up and down the San Francisco hills for these sweet macaron delights! When I got there, there was a line which was impressive since it was in the middle of the day. Sweet and friendly, Chantal Guillon, was working.

When I got home, it was time to try them out with some coffee.  The macarons colors were a bit pale compared to how I remembered Paulette. I had to take a look at my Paulette blog to compare, and yes indeed, the colors were very different. I hate to say this, but I have to admit that I didn’t enjoy them as much as the macarons I’ve once had at Paulette. Not to say that Chantal Guillon is not good, they were still soft and fluffy,  but not as good as I remembered, and the filling was a bit sweeter than I would have liked.

So I had to do some digging online and according to what I read, Chantal Guillon moved on from the Paulette franchise and decided to go with the concept of all natural and organic products for her macarons, which is probably why they look and taste different.  She probably decided to make her move from the Paulette franchise since they was going through changes themselves. Turns out Paulette is now Lette Macarons, because “pau” was the victim of a trademark lawsuit! Oh my macarons is right!

I would still try Chantal Guillon if you haven’t. You never know, you might like the all organic macarons more than me! But for those who would like to have the macarons you once remembered, you can still order them from Lette Macarons, after all, they were shipped in daily from Beverly Hills anyways.