A Southern Grace: sucré...that's french for sweet (and a giveaway...)

March 4, 2013

sucré...that's french for sweet (and a giveaway...)

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...that's English for giveaway.


Friends, I have been a fool. In all these five (!) years I've been blogging, I've come across every color and flavor of macaron imaginable, but until last week, I hadn't made them, eaten one, or even been close enough to touch one in person.

That's not (primarily) why I'm considering myself a fool. No, the foolishness comes from the fact that I thought the cookie part of the macaron was hard, like a meringue! Imagine my surprise when I bit into one of the divine macarons sent to me by Sucré and was met with no resistance, but a soft, moist cookie instead. What a dope. I've totally been missing out.


Let me talk about Sucré for just a minute. It's a confection studio out of New Orleans that specializes in everything from French macarons to candied pecans, and from caramel creations to artisan chocolates. They feature local ingredients as often as possible, which I always appreciate. Just look at these macaron flavors, they're so enticing and creative:


If you've never tried macarons, or if you've tried them and loved them, or if you've tried them and been disgusted, you should really give Sucré a chance. I enjoyed all the macarons in the box I was sent, but the ones that stood out as the most scrumptious to me were the salted caramel and pecan.


I guess I have no choice now but to attempt to make my own. It's the cool thing to do these days, right? Or has a new fad already come along? Sigh. It's so hard to keep up. :) If you'd like a chance to win a box of macarons like the one I received, do one or all of the following and tell me about each action in a separate comment:
*Like Sucré on Facebook
*Like A Southern Grace on Facebook
*Follow Sucré on Twitter
*Follow A Southern Grace on Twitter
*Tweet about the giveaway
*Tell me the best flavor of macaron you've ever had.


Comments will close in a week, on Monday, March 11th are now closed, and the winner has been contacted! The winner will be randomly chosen and contacted shortly thereafter! Be sure to include an email in your comment, if needed. While Sucré was kind enough to send me the box of tastiness free of charge, the opinions I've expressed here are, as usual, all my own.

97 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Those macarons look amazing! A great giveaway.

Cheers,

Rosa

Caroline - All That I'm Eating said...

These look so good. I've never made my own either! Great giveaway.

Barbara said...

Sucré is a heavenly store...I've been there! Nice giveaway, Grace!

Anonymous said...

I was at Sucre a few weeks ago and everything they have is amazing! Yum!

Paula said...

Silly me...I clicked anonymous on my comment. Oops! Sucre is so amazing...wish I didn't live so far away from that shop.

Robin Sue said...

I liked them on FB and I would like to like them in real life when a box of these goes in my belly:)

Mimi said...

Hard to believe that you haven't made macaroons before. I can't wait to see what creation you come up with.
Mimi

Pam said...

I have never had a macaroon... how sad is that?

They all look amazing to me but I am particularly drawn to the salted caramel. MMMMm goood!

Stephanie said...

Actually, sucré (with an accent at the end) means sweet or sweetened. Sucre (no accent) means sugar. Small, but distinct, difference :)

grace said...

@Stephanie: i was afraid i'd make a blunder like that! thank you for correcting me--i fixed it, so now you're the only one who knows i'm a dummy. :)

Erica said...

What an amazing gift.Grace!salted caramel sounds delicious!

Amy L said...

I follow Sucre on twitter @amylou61

Amy L said...

I tweeted
http://pinterest.com/amylou61/

Amy L said...

I LOVE macarons! The best flavor I ever had was lemon with lemon curd filling. It tasted almost like a slice of lemon meringue pie. Yum!

April was in CT now CA said...

Strawberry from our local cupcake place!

April was in CT now CA said...

I liked Sucre on FB!

April was in CT now CA said...

I liked you on FB!

rachel said...

I've only tried chocolate macaroons but would love to try other varieties.

Chris Coyle said...

I "like" Sucre on Facebook as Hye Thyme Cafe.

Chris Coyle said...

I "like" A Southern Grace on Facebook

Chris Coyle said...

I follow Sucre on Tiwtter as @HyeThymeCafe

Chris Coyle said...

I follow A Southern Grace on Twitter as @HyeThymeCafe

Chris Coyle said...

I Tweeted this giveaway at: https://twitter.com/HyeThymeCafe/status/308652786843807744

Chris Coyle said...

I can't tell you my favorite macaron because, like you until recently, I haven't tried them yet. Hoping that will change soon. ;)

Sue/the view from great island said...

I have a secret to tell---I've never ever had a real macaroon! The overhead shot of the box full of colorful cookies is amazing, I want to win these very very badly :)

Anonymous said...

i'm another person who has never had a macaron either so i can't tell you a favorite. i too assumed that almost everyone else had but i guess not ....

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April @ PolkaDots n' PinkySwears said...

Chocolate is my favorite!

Roman said...

I love lavender! Such a good macaron flavor!

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Roman said...

I like Sucre on fb!

Blond Duck said...

I don't think I've ever had a macaroon!

Anonymous said...

chocolate is the best I've tried so far, but those look awesome

Anonymous said...

Like Sucré on Facebook--done

Anonymous said...

already a fan of A Southern Grace on facebook

kimbly said...

I like Sucre on Facebook

kimbly said...

I follow Sucre on twitter

kimbly said...

I follow you on facebook

Elizabeth King said...

Liked Sucré on Facebook.

Elizabeth King

Elizabeth King said...

Liked A Southern Grace on fb.

Elizabeth King

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Bananas foster sounds really interesting! And good luck with your macarons! :D

Elizabeth King said...

Following Sucre on Twitter.

twitter.com/LizHeartsBaking

Elizabeth King said...

Following A Southern Grace on Twitter

twitter.com/LizHeartsBaking

Elizabeth King said...

Tweeted about your giveaway!

https://twitter.com/LizHeartsBaking/status/308752311524655105

Elizabeth King said...

I never in my life tried a macaron. I've always wanted too. I'm crossing my fingers that one day I would actually make them! ^^

chedeb5353 said...

Liked Sucre on FB. Debra chedeb5353@hotmail.com

chedeb5353 said...

Liked A Southern Grace on FB. Debra chedeb5353@hotmail.com

chedeb5353 said...

Following Sucre on Twitter. Debra chedeb5353@hotmail.com

chedeb5353 said...

Following Sucre on Twitter. Debra chedeb5353@hotmail.com

chedeb5353 said...

Following A Southern Grace on Twitter. Debra chedeb5353@hotmail.com

chedeb5353 said...

I have never eaten a macaron, but I have always wanted to try them. Debra chedeb5353@hotmail.com

G.G.,as in Gaby Guillen ;) said...

My favorite flavor of macaroons that I've made so far is,of coarse, a chocolate with vanilla cream.:-)

Guru Uru said...

What a stunning macaron flavour my friend :)
Which one? All of them!

Cheers
Choc Chip Uru

Carolyn Jung said...

I'm glad you've finally discovered the allure of macarons. Pretty irresistible, aren't they? So tiny you definitely can't stop at one, either. ;)

Katerina said...

I love their colors Grace! Great giveaway!

LizB said...

I'm swooning over the banana foster macarons - yummmm!

Joanne said...

I thought that about macs too!! But man are they addicively chewy and moist. Love.

Lynda said...

My goodness these look delicious. I confess that I've only had chocolate Macaroons before and they were not homemade. I have not attempted to make any myself yet, Grace so don't feel alone. :)

Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic said...

The best macaron I've ever had was salted caramel from Laduree :) I'd love to try Sucre. I'm going to New Orleans in the summer so I'll be sure to check them out!

Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic said...

I also just followed them on Twitter!

Valerie said...

Believe it or not, I've never tried a macaroon! I'd love to win and try my 1st one!

Susan said...

I *like* A Southern Grace on Facebook!

What a great giveaway!

Susan said...

I *like* Sucre on Facebook!

vanillasugarblog said...

heavens that banana foster sounds insanely good!
wow.
I haven't had many macarons in my life, not many to choose from here on cape cod, but being in nyc a few times i've had decent peppermint ones.

Haddock said...

Just looking at all those colours make me feel that it is going to be too sweet.

Beth said...

By coincidence, the best macaron I ever had in my life was also salted caramel. (In Paris, sigh.)

Beth said...

And now I'm following you on twitter, too.

Rosita Vargas said...


Es una verdadera delicia me encantaría la caja entera,abrazos y abrazos.

Rachel said...

Following Sucre on twitter! @mettsie

Rachel said...

Following a southern grace on twitter! @mettsie

Rachel said...

I liked sucre on facebook! (rachel metts)

Rachel said...

liked a southern grace on facebook! (rachel metts)

Rachel said...

my favorite macaron was a coffee flavored macaron from francois payard

Rachel said...

I tweeted about the giveaway (@mettsie)

Heather Paulding said...

Chocolate! Your macaroons look delectable!
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Heather Paulding said...

Liked sucre on Facebook via Heather Paulding
hef117@gmail.com

Heather Paulding said...

Liked southern grace on Facebook via Heather Paulding
hef117@gmail.com

Heather Paulding said...

Following sucre @spunkysensation on twitter
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Heather Paulding said...

Following southern grace @spunkysensation on twitter
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Unknown said...

Liked sucre on fb (teri)
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Ttrockwood

Unknown said...

Following sucre on twitter (@teri)
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Ttrockwood

Unknown said...

The best macaron i ever had was from Bouchon bakery in nyc, a pistachio that was so intensely flavorful and perfect execution!
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Ttrockwood

Elisabeth said...

I Like Sucré on Facebook!

vandango33@gmail.com

Elisabeth said...

I Like A Southern Grace on Facebook!

vandango33@gmail.com

Elisabeth said...

I Follow Sucré on Twitter @egood33

vandango33@gmail.com

Elisabeth said...

I Follow A Southern Grace on Twitter @egood33

vandango33@gmail.com

Elisabeth said...

tweeted: https://twitter.com/egood33/status/310892833676595200

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Elisabeth said...

I had a strawberry macaroon in Paris... it was delish! :)

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JD said...

I like you on Facebook!

JD said...

I like Sucré on Facebook, too.

JD said...

Lastly, I've never had macarons, but they look lovely.

Amy said...

I've tried many macarons from different bakeries but haven't tried Sucre's yet. I was just in New Orleans last year for a short trip. Wished I had discovered it back then so I could try them out. :) Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

AnnaZed said...

I like Sucré on Facebook; I am Margot Core there

margueritecore [at] gmail [dot] com

AnnaZed said...

I like A Southern Grace on Facebook; I am Margot Core there

margueritecore [at] gmail [dot] com

AnnaZed said...

I follow Sucré on Twitter as @AnnaZed

margueritecore [at] gmail [dot] com

AnnaZed said...

I follow A Southern Grace on Twitter as @AnnaZed

margueritecore [at] gmail [dot] com

AnnaZed said...

I tweeted!: https://twitter.com/AnnaZed/status/310960583602221056

margueritecore [at] gmail [dot] com

AnnaZed said...

The best macaron I've ever had was pistachio, divine!

margueritecore [at] gmail [dot] com

My Kitchen Stories. said...

Ha yes thats what all the fuss is about. Lucky you Sucre looks like it makes great sugar hits