It’s pumpkin season and that means the pumpkin macarons are back in Trader Joe’s freezers, along with about a million other pumpkin flavoured items throughout the stores… (OK, apparently, just 40 according to Tech Insider.) Trader Joe’s is very committed to the pumpkinization of fall that way 😉
I’m not a huge fan of frozen macarons, though I’ve had these before and they’re not bad (for frozen macarons…) They’re ready to eat in about 30 minutes after you’ve taken them out of the freezer (though my friend Kaoru likes to eat them frozen too, almost like French mochi) so that’s an option as well.) They’re a bit on the soggy side, could definitely use a little more crunch but the pumpkin custard filling is pretty tasty. According to Trader Joe’s, they’re made with natural flavors and get their orange hue from turmeric and beet juice.
A box of 12 Pumpkin macarons retails for $4.99, so they’re a pretty good deal for entertaining… Every year, I stock up on a few boxes that I bring out when I entertain around on Thanksgiving.