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Pastreez Macaron of the Month Subscription Box Review

Lacey Volk
ByLacey VolkJul 29, 2018 | 11 comments

Pastreez Macaron Subscription Box

Pastreez is a subscription box for the well-known French pastry, the macaron! Their macarons are baked fresh daily in California by real French chefs, and feature a dairy-free jam filling (instead of buttercream).

Pastreez Macaron Subscription Box

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

Unboxing Pastreez

About This Macaron of the Month Club

The Subscription Box: Pastreez

The Cost: $19.90/month + $7.90 shipping

The Products: One dozen macarons in two different featured flavors, handmade in the US by French chefs

Ships to: US

Good to Know: Pastreez macarons are gluten-free and dairy-free.

Our Review

I really love macarons, and until recently it was pretty hard to find them locally. Even though there are a couple of places in town where you can get them now, they’re not super convenient to me… So I was pretty excited when this box from Pastreez arrived!

Revealing this month's Macaron selections

I was a little skeptical about receiving these treats in the mail. If you’ve ever tried to bake macarons or meringue in general, you know it can be kinda tricky and delicate.

We happily found that they were packaged very well, in a clamshell style container that holds each macaron in place, which was also surrounded with bubble wrap. (Only one had a little bit of a dent in it, which wasn’t a big deal to me at all.)

Pastreez Macaron Subscription Box July 2018 Review

Simple and sweet!

Handwritten note

This handwritten note welcomes us to the subscription from Chef Anthony! This month’s flavors are Pina Colada and Guava, while next month will be Mojito and Passion Fruit.

Macaron key

They include this visual key card so you can try to figure out which ones are which if you aren’t sure. It looks like the box typically includes the “Macaron of the Month” plus one from their regular rotation, so only Guava is pictured.

How to enjoy instructions

The box notes that you should refrigerate these treats upon arrival– but the card also says that you should let them warm up to room temperature for about 10 minutes before eating. I sampled my first one cold from the fridge and definitely found the flavor to be muted, so be sure to let these sit for the recommended time, it makes a big difference!

A dozen macarons from Pastreez

Each box contains 12 macarons in the flavors of the month.

Guava Macarons

First up was the guava!

I’m not a big fan of tropical fruit flavors, but these surprised me. The jam filling definitely carried most of the flavor, but overall I found them exactly as I expect a macaron to be: light and delicious and not too sweet.

The meringue shells weren’t as crisp as they are when they’re totally fresh, but they were by no means stale. I’ve often bought macarons and kept them at home for a few days, and some softening is totally normal. Pastreez lets subscribers know that macarons should keep fresh for up to two weeks in the fridge.

Pina Colada Macarons

The piña colada macarons were decorated with a bit of coconut. Emily commented that they looked like tiny hamburger buns. 🍔

Coconut can be either hit or miss for me, but I felt like they added a lot to these little treats! The flavor profile was mostly coconut but I could definitely get some pineapple in the jelly filling as well. These ones had a bit more crunch and texture than the guava, too.

Verdict: Even though tropical flavors aren’t always my favorite, I was really happy with the selection that Pastreez sent in their subscription box! Everything arrived intact and well-packaged, the flavors were great, and the products themselves fresh. If you want to treat yourself and don’t have a macaron bakery in your neighborhood, this is an easy way to get your French pastry fix– and a fun and festive gift idea, too.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? From Pastreez:

Our Box ships 2-3 Business days after you ordered. As we make macarons every day, we ship them fresh.

Value Breakdown: For $19.90 + $7.90 shipping, the subscription box from Pastreez will save you $3 per dozen vs buying their customizable dozen (where you choose your own flavors) and having it shipped to you. I also checked one of our local macaron bakeries and found that they also offer a subscription, which is $105 for three months ($35/month)– so Pastreez is coming out as the better value there, too. This is also more competitive than well-known establishments like L.A.’s Bottega Louis, where a baker’s dozen macarons will run you $32.50.

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Lacey Volk
Lacey Volk
Lacey's introduction to the world of subscription boxes was Julep Maven, but she quickly moved on once she discovered there were subscriptions for cooking, coffee, and art supplies. Current favorites include Crate Chef and Ecocentric Mom, and she's looking forward to trying more.

Lacey Volk
Lacey Volk
Lacey's introduction to the world of subscription boxes was Julep Maven, but she quickly moved on once she discovered there were subscriptions for cooking, coffee, and art supplies. Current favorites include Crate Chef and Ecocentric Mom, and she's looking forward to trying more.
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11 comments

Anthony at Pastreez

Hi guys ! Thanks for your comments 🙂

Our Macarons are handmade by French Chefs. They ship fresh every day, from our kitchen to your door. Let me know for question you might have. Cheers !

Kelle

Hi
Are your macarons only jam filled or do you have other fillings? I love them, but they are hard to find.
Thanks

Anthony

We have 15+ more fillings 🙂 Some are fruity, some are creamy, like salted caramel, chocolate or White Vanilla chocolate. We have new flavors monthly. You can check our current flavors here –> https://pastreez.com/collections/order-macarons/products/24-macarons

Cheers ! Anthony. Chef.

xunseenx

trader joe’s has these yummy molten salted butterscotch macaroons that i love. they also have a molten chocolate flavor. freezer section. love them. 🙂

Anthony - French chef at Pastreez

Thanks for your feedback! As you may know, Pastreez macarons are handmade by in-house French chefs. It ships fresh to your door wherever you are in the US.

Mallory

Those look great! I wish my city had a place that sold macaroons. Jealous!

Anthony chef @Pastreez

Thanks! You can order online at http://www.pastreez.com. We ship fresh nationwide 🙂

Ragan

My Whole Foods has them in a cold case near the bakery.

Kelly

Do you have Trader Joe’s in your area? The frozen macarons are really good. Especially mint chocolate raspberry (available around Christmas time).

Anthony - French chef

Thanks guys for sharing! Keep in mind Pastreez is a small company owned and operated by a French chefs couple in California. It’s also great to support small artisans compared to big corporations and frozen products 🙂 I’m sure those at Trader Joe’s are good, but can’t compared with fresh macarons handmade by Parisian chefs from Le Cordon Bleu Paris. Try us out and let me know! Cheers!

Danielle

I was thinking of traders Joe’s the whole time reading this . I like macaroons and they can definitely be expensive. But the ones in Trader Joe’s are good .

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