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It Ain’t Passover, So… Why Am I Eating Macaroons?!?

Lily Bloom’s Kitchen won a 2010 Best New Product award at this year’s Kosherfest. Intrigued that a specialty Passover product should be deemed that good, when it’s not even close to Pessach, I decided to try the company’s confections. When I saw a heretofore unfamiliar hechsher symbol on the boxes…I went over to the CRC booth to inquire about this symbol I was told that Blue Ribbon Kosher‘s Administrator is Rabbi Baruch Meir Clein, from Minneapolis, MN  and that its hechsherim are reliable and fully accepted by the CRC.

Small, but very good

I’ve never been a macaroon fan, and the few times I’ve condescended to have one or two were only on Passover, if… nothing else was available. These were good, however!

Lily Bloom’s Kitchen was founded in Minneapolis in 2009, by Larry Shiller to honor his mother who had just died at the age of 98. Why the macaroons? As the Minneapolis – St. Paul Star Tribune put it this past July 18th:

Of all the chocolate-laden treats Larry Shiller remembers his mother making, her chocolate macaroons were his very favorite.

[…] Shiller rediscovered his mother’s macaroion recipe in a box of recipes he sent to his wife shortly after he moved to Minnesota.

After developing additional flavors and going into production, he now hopes to get national recognition and distribution for his macaroons. He envisions one day opening Lily Bloom’s Kitchen storefronts around the country…

The macaroons retail for $12.95 to $14.95. They come in four assortments, each sold by the dozen:

  • White Chocolate and Raspberry Collection
  • Premier Assortment (4 All Chocolate, 4 Chocolate/Cherry and 4 Chocolate/Orange)
  • Chocolate Spice Assortment (6 All Chocolate and 6 Chocolate/Cinnamon)
  • Nutty Assortment (4 Chocolate/Almond, 4 Chocolate/Walnut, 4 Chocolate/Peanut Butter)

I liked their White Chocolate/Raspberry Collection a lot (they paired perfectly with the dessert wine we were sipping!) and can’t wait until these delicacies make their way to the local shelves here in Brooklyn.


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