Share the Love on Valentine’s Day with the Poptasi Macaron gift box

Share the Love on Valentine’s Day with the Poptasi Macaron gift box available from the Poptasi webshop or from the shop in the Gerard Doustraat 103 in Amsterdam. Personalise your gift box with your loved one’s (pet?) name!

So should anybody feel the urge to surprise me with this gift… my favourite flavours are: Limoncello, Dulce de Leche, Pastis51 and Salty Caramal, so basically 3 of each please 😉

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Happy Valentine’s!

Revealed today Poptasi’s new creation The Maduche!

Finally, 14th December, the launch of a new kind of pastry!  The introduction of Poptasi’s new creation was going to take place at Poptasi’s pop-up shop in the MINI Brand Store on the Leidseplein in Amsterdam at 12.00 hrs sharp!

Of course I made sure I was going  to be on time! There it was, the red carpet and the Poptasi car outside the MINI store. Inside, in the pop-up store mini macarons covered (as traditional for a Dutch birth celebration) in pink and blue aniseed sprinkles were awaiting us.

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And there they were, Patrick and his team and (drum roll…) , still hidden underneath a silk black cover sheet,  what was about to be revealed!

Patrick van Drie and the Poptasi Team

Patrick van Drie and the Poptasi Team

At 12.00 hrs, Patrick pulled down the sheet and introduced….. the Maduche! Bottom half macaron, middle a ganache or cream and on top, shaped as the top half of the macaorn, a chocolate bonbon or truffle.

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For the occasion of the introduction Patrick prepared two flavours, one white chocolate filled with Irish coffee,  the other a chocolate/cream truffle. You can imagine the endless flavour combinations!

It is the successor of the macaron? No, definitely not, it is something completely different! More flavours, more textures in one bite, and therefore a little more ‘complicated’ and definitately richer. Which means you simply won’t be able to eat that many one after the other (at least, I don’t think I can!) like you could be tempted to do with macarons.

Macuche flvours

The two introductory Maduche flavours!

A new Dangerously Delicious Delight is born! I wonder if someone will follow, Pierre Hermé perhaps? Fauchon? LaDurée? One thing is fore sure, if a macaron is already tricky and laboursome  to make, the Maduche is probably even more so!

The Maduche is born! Cheers!

Needless to say I did not leave empty handed; 24 Madushes (12 of each), a Poptasi t-shirt  and a bag of very fine broyage! All for sale by the way in Poptasi’s shop in Amsterdam .

For another report (in Dutch) about this special occasion, read

Introduction of a new creation by Poptasi – Pastry Launch of the Year!

What could it be??? We’ve heard of cronuts, we’ve heard of yuzu, what could it be, this new creation by macaron art director/patissier Patrick van Drie from Poptasi, the one and only Macaron shop in The Netherlands.

All we know is that the mystery will be revealed on Saturday 14 December 2013 in the MINI Brand Store, Leidseplein in Amsterdam! I can’t wait!!! Looking forward to more Dangerous Deliciousness!

Poptasi pastry launch

poptasi flavours


Poptasi – flavours of November

Via Poptasi’s Facebook page I keep up to date on the flavours of the week.

I was so much looking forward for the Pastis flavour to come back, so when I read on Facebook that it was back, I immediately combined a Rijksmuseum visit with a visit to Poptasi!

Not only did I try and buy Pastis, but also Dulce de Leche, Caramel, Coconut-Raspberry, Coconut, Black Sesame Passion Fruit, Taai Taai & Pepernoot( sorry, no translation, let’s call them Dutch & Delicious), and last but not least the Tonka Bean which was described by Poptasi as vanilla’ish and caramel’ish. Enough was said!


Poptasi Dangerously Delicious

The Pastis was, like, ‘HELLO whoopie’!, the Sesame Passion Fruit like ‘ZINGGG’ . and the others just super yummy!

And …. sssstttt… before I left, I got the distinct impression that Patrick van Drie is up to creating something new!!!!

Good news:  the web shop is open again, so you can place your orders on-line again!!

By the way, don’t you just love the little macaron icon illustrations???

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Poptasi now with on-line Webshop!!

Not only the first dutch macaron shop, but also the first dutch macaron webshop!! How cool is that? We don’t even have to drive/cycle/train to Amsterdam anymore to taste the best macarons in The Netherlands (which really is a pity in a way, as visiting the shop is also a joy)!

They offer next day delivery; if you order before 14.00 hrs they get delivered to your home or office address (in NL) the next day (with the exception of Sundays, Mondays and the days after National Holidays).

There is an 8, a 12 and a 25 pieces box of amazing flavours.  You can choose between the ‘Master Selection’, the ‘Cookie and Nuts Selection’ and the ‘Fruit Selection’

Poptasi 25 Master selection box

Poptasi 25 Master selection box

I would love to taste the Pastis 51!

Poptasi Pastis 51

Poptasi Pastis 51

Way to go Poptasi! Only having been live and kicking since Jour du Macaron 2012 in March, already an established and well known shop! And not only to consumers, but also business to business. They have already done many assignments for e.g. Adidas, Apple, Mini, and Karl Lagerfeld to just name a few!

Now there’s an idea for my ‘end of year’ gift for our much appreciated customers!!

Dangerously Delicious indeed!

Poptasi, Dangerously delicious!

Poptasi Dangerously Delicious!


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Check out their Facebook page also for updates, pictures and dates of their workshops!



Patisserie Tout celebrates 5th anniversary by introducing its 1,000,000th macaron!

Today everybody is invited to join the party at Patisserie Tout (Job van Berkel) in Amsterdam. It is their 5th anniversary and what better way to treat  your guests than with a macaron? A new creation  in the range called ‘Champagne & Valrhona Dulcey Chocolate’

Tout 5th Anniversary

This exclusive macaron is, or so we are being told, the first of its kind, made of Dulcey chocolate, in The Netherlands. Not bitter, not milk, not white chocolate but another kind of blend which they call ‘Blonde’…! Unfortunately this macaron is so exclusive that no single photograph of it could be found, so there is no other solution to admire it than to go there! Today! 14.00 hrs! Amsterdam!

More information on the event and the characteristics of Dulcey chocolate by Chefs Magazine

Tout Patisserie Amsterdam

 In principe hadden we een workshop macarons maken  gepland staan voor 2 juni bij Patisserie Tout in Amsterdam, maar helaas, we zijn allemaal druk druk druk, dus we gaan hem voor nu even afzeggen.

Komt een volgende keer, wat in het vat zit verzuurt niet!

Poptasi in Amsterdam

Poptasi flavours!

Eindelijk onlangs met een van de Sugar Babes naar Poptasi in Amsterdam geweest. Poptasi is geopend sinds de Jour Du Macaron, op 20 maart 2012.  We hebben alle smaken geprobeerd en ze zijn ECHT goed en door onze kritische keuring gekomen!  Binnenkort maar even een workshopje plannen.

Hier het verslag via

Food Film Festival 2012

Sweetdreams boardVandaag ‘Sweet Dreams’ bijgewoond, een workshop op het Food Film Festival 2012. Met dank aan een vriendin (van her lokale kookclubje ‘The Sugar Babes’), die de kaarten had gewonnen met het maken van een slagzin voor de Delicious. Helaas kon zij zelf niet kon deelnemen aangezien ze, sportief als ze is, een plassenloop moest lopen. Dus ik maakte gretig van de aanbieding in haar plaats te gaan gebruik!


Sweet dreams strawberries

‘Sweet Dreams’ was een dessert workshop die werd gegeven door Patissier Hidde de Brabander. Hidde is eigenaar van Dreams of Magnolia.


Op zijn website www.dreamsofmagnolia kun je zien wat Hidde zoal allemaal aanbiedt als patissier en als organisator van workshops. Binnenkort opent Hidde zelfs een webwinkel met profi patisserie producten en grondstoffen! We kunnen niet wachten!


MacaronmeisjeOp de site van Hidde vind je ook een link naar het Macaron*Meisje!

Het Macaronmeisje bereidt hand gespoten macarons live voor uw gasten. Om haar heupen draagt zij een riem waarin de meringueachtige helften van de macarons zitten en de houders voor de spuitzakken. Zij vult de macarons voor uw gasten in de gewenste smaken.

De macarons van het Macaronmeisje zijn in bijna elke denkbare kleur en smaak te krijgen. U kunt er dan ook voor kiezen macarons in uw bedrijfskleuren en/of met uw bedrijfslogo te bestellen. Naast entertainment en een fantastisch product heeft het dus ook een sterke commerciële functie. Het Macaronmeisje kan op een orginele manier uw merk overbrengen.