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The Mac Factory

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by Natasha Stewart (subscribe)
Food and words.
Published June 5th 2011
Never confuse a macaron with a macaroon, this is one of the many rules that surrounds the making and eating of this popular French delicacy. A macaron is a French sweet made from egg whites, icing sugar and almond meal. In France they were made famous by Laudurée and Pierre Hermé, but Adelaide's The Mac Factory is one of the newest names in this delicate sweet.

The Mac Factory can be found on Hutt Street, just above the Post Office. Don't expect to try all of their flavours in one day, they are varied and imaginative and you'll probably find a different combination of flavours on each visit. It might be easy to see the different flavours in their brightly filled display cabinet but it wont be easy to choose.

The Mac Factory's Choice of Flavours

A crack of the hard macaron shell reveals the soft chewy consistency once you bite inside. The fillings are a delicate but flavourful buttercream, as well as other fillings such as the salted caramel. Flavours range from traditional ones such as pistachio and raspberry to less usual ones like beetroot and orange. Don't knock a flavour till you've tried it.

What could be hidden in here?

As well as macarons you can find other cakes and pastries as well as a selection of hot and cold drinks. Everything is deliciously presented, delightful whether you eat in or take away. Macarons start at around $2.50 each. There are also deals for those who will not be satisfied with just one.

Pistachio, Peanut Butter, Salted Caramel, Rose & Lychee, Boysenberry, Beetroot & Orange

Being one of the only macaron stores in Adelaide their popularity is likely to boom, rivaling that of Eastern states' vendors. This may make it harder to find a seat in their quite small space, but hopefully it will bring continued success and we may get some more frequent opening hours. For now stay tuned to the Mac Factory's Facebook page and website to find out any updates or new and exciting flavours.

For those wanting to order macarons for a special event send them an email to find out what they can offer you:
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Why? To experience the taste of Paris in your own backyard
When: 9am - 9pm Thursday to Sunday
Where: Upstairs above the Post Office, 190 Hutt Street, Adelaide
Cost: Macarons starting at $2.50 each
i had no idea about this place. and i used to live just off Hutt St.

By Chelsea Ayling - senior reviewer
Thursday, 9th of June @ 01:23 pm
Definitely give it a go Chelsea. I hope you enjoy your first trip there.
By Natasha Stewart - senior reviewer
Saturday, 11th of June @ 12:30 am
i have never had macaroons!they look delicious, i have to try some this weekend!
By Dee Mbugua - senior reviewer
Tuesday, 28th of June @ 07:24 am
Been wanting to go there, last time I went they were closed... unfortunately they close on my day off's
By Aki S - senior reviewer
Wednesday, 13th of July @ 03:27 pm
I know Aki, I'm hoping they get some more frequent opening hours once they expand a little bit (they're planning on putting a kitchen on premises) They late opening hours are great but I just wish they were open every day.
By Natasha Stewart - senior reviewer
Thursday, 14th of July @ 01:23 am
I would have to admit that I dont think I have ever tasted a macaroon. They look fantastic, but they also look like sugar.
By Jody Kimber - senior reviewer
Saturday, 13th of August @ 10:28 am
They are made of pretty much half sugar, but one can be enough of a treat. So you're actually not consuming too much, as long as you can hold yourself back! :)
By Natasha Stewart - senior reviewer
Saturday, 13th of August @ 10:44 am
New reader comment. Waiting for approval.
By bells - reader
Tuesday, 10th of December @ 06:21 am
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