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!

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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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