Panda Macarons Are Taking Over The World, But The Pastry Has Been Around For At Least Several Centuries • MetDaan

Panda Macarons Are Taking Over The World, But The Pastry Has Been Around For At Least Several Centuries


A form of macarons was beeing produced in Venetian monasteries as early as the VIII century A.D. It wasn’t until the Renaissance, though, that other parts of the world started enjoying this unique delicacy. When Catherine de’ Medici married Henry II of France in 1533, her Italian pastry chefs brought the recipe with them to France, from where macarons spread throughout the world several centuries later.

And in addition to their delicious succulence, what makes this dessert so popular is throughout the world today is its ability to reinvent itself in countless guises, one cuter than the other. Now, a baker in Toronto has started turning macarons into pretty much any animal one could think of, with the adorable panda macaron being a particular customer favorite!

Melly Eats World is a self-professed ‘Maniac Baker’ in Toronto that has gained huge online popularity for their adorable pastries. Describing themselves as “reluctant perfectionists”, their Instagram account is currently followed by over 40k users.


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A far cry from the cuteness overload these pandas inflict on you, the original macarons were served without special favors or fillings; it was only in the 1830s that jams, liquors or spices were added.


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Melly Eats World also makes bunnies, cats, pigs, monkeys, roosters… and much more!


Source: Instagram | @mellyeatsworld

Macarons definitely started taking over the world in 1792, when two Carmelite nuns, seeking asylum in Nancy during the French Revolution, baked and sold the macaron cookies in order to pay for their housing. These nuns became known as the “Macaron Sisters”.


Source: Instagram | @mellyeatsworld

Since 2005, macarons also have their own celebration. A tradition started in Paris by pastry chef Pierre Hermé, the 20th of March is celebrated as “Macaron Day”. Having spread all around the world, on this day participating bakeries and macaron shops offer customers sample macarons with the percentage of all additional sales donated to local charities.


Source: Instagram | @mellyeatsworld

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