First up, I finally got a chance to have a hojicha. I definitely prefer this to the matcha. The green tea flavor is subdued and tastes a little toasty. I wouldn't say it's my favorite, but if you don't like the matcha, don't immediately assume you won't like the hojicha.
The strawberry has a chocolate filling that I found overpowered the cookie a little bit.
I mistakenly got the matcha again, and again it was on the bottom of the rankings.
The champagne also has a chocolate filling, and tastes like champagne, dry and sweet at the same time. I liked this, but I love champagne. I would love to see this with a fruit filling!
The Earl Grey confused me and I'm still on the fence about it. It's a mixture of Earl Grey cookie and chocolate filling, like chocolate tea. I had this twice and I still can't figure out if I like it or not. Perplexing.
Mmm, coffee. I love coffee. I love things coffee-flavored. I loved this coffee macaron.
And the winner for this month: Chocolate Hazelnut. First, chocolate and hazelnut is one of my favorite flavor combinations in any form especially as Nutella. Second, Mitzy got all crazy on this one, it's chewy, but hard. You have to really bite, like you're eating a hazelnut. This may not have been intentional, but I loved it.
Inside the Chocolate Hazelnut
Itzy Bitzy's macarons are $2.50 each, both delivery and in Tafu. They are also available for shipping now, the information's on the website.
Itzy Bitzy Patisserie
Delivery of two dozen or more macarons, Saturdays only, up to 100th Street in Manhattan. More instructions on the website here.
Tafu New York
569 Lexington Avenue (on the side of the Doubletree Hotel)