In the case this week is a one-of-a-kind cookie with a really unique history! Macaroons can be traced back to Italy, where they were originally made with almond paste and eventually shredded coconut replaced almond paste or some were even made with ground almonds. The coconut version became really popular with the European Jewish community during the Passover holiday because it was unleavened. The version made with ground almonds was developed in the French court by chefs that the king's Italian wife, Catherine de Medici, brought from Italy.
Stop by the store and try our version for yourself! We even dip ours in delicious chocolate! YUM!