Adriano Zumbo – Passionfruit Macaron Kit Review

I love macarons. Who doesn’t? You know what else I love.. being sent awesome products from The Soup to try. Recently they sent me an awesome Adriano Zumbo pack.. containing lots of awesome goodies. One of them being this awesome passionfruit macaroon kit.

The packaging is very simple and pretty. Clean design on a white box, with beautiful graphics and easy to understand instructions. One thing I hate about pre-mix kits, is the amount of ingredients one usually has to add.. But seriously, this is just add water for the base, and a tablespoon of butter for the filling – plus piping bags and a macaron stencil are included, how cool is that!

The whole process is so easy, a 10year old could make them – under parental supervision of course!

It’s literally..

1. Add water.
adriano zumbo passionfruit macaroons kit2. Whip until firm.
adriano zumbo passionfruit macarons kitadriano zumbo passionfruit macarons kit3. Chuck into a piping bag, and pipe into circles with the stencil provided 🙂
adriano zumbo passionfruit macarons kitadriano zumbo passionfruit macarons kit4. Bake! 😀
adriano zumbo passionfruit macarons kitadriano zumbo passionfruit macarons kit5. Allow to cool, add butter to filling mix, mix with a fork and fill with the included piping bag.
adriano zumbo passionfruit macarons kitadriano zumbo passionfruit macarons kitTa-da! Aren’t they beautiful ?

One of the things I really loved about this pack, apart from the simplicity, is that the packaging says it makes 30 – and guess what ! IT ACTUALLY MAKES 30! This really suprised me 🙂 Usually you are like 5 or 10 short of the figure they provide on the box. The stencil acts as a great way to portion control and keep them in regular shapes 😀 Oh and they are Gluten Free too 😀

Keep an eye out for these packs and the choc mirror mud cake, choc brownie and salted caramel macaron kits in Coles, Woolies and other leading supermarkets.

I can’t wait to trial the other packs..

Keep an eye out. and let me know what you think below !!!

Peace out.
Love Lolly.

Don’t forget to check out my Zumbo Competition here.

6 Comments Add yours

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  2. Felicity says:

    Love this box of ease! I have made macarons several times before and it takes ages, they are different every time depending on the eggs and weather/humidity and trying to get that vibrant colour with food colouring is near impossible due to the added water content in the colourings. This box is so easy, I even taught my god daughter who isn’t a great cook. If you make them slightly smaller than the suggested size, you can actually get about 40! Only this is, there isn’t enough filling provided to get a full layer. You have to pipe the filling in an open circle so that it creates that lovely edge between the biscuits. Totally recommend this product !


  3. Kevin says:

    I’m no expert at macarons, as I’ve only made them twice, the first time from scratch and the second time with the an Adriano Zumbo Salted Caramel kit.

    I don’t think I’ll ever buy an Adriano Zumbo kit again. Let me explain why.

    The first time I made macarons from scratch, using eggs to form the meringue, the macarons turned out rather well. Not as tall as I would like, but that was my fault, probably due to one or two too many folds during my macaronage, causing the the batter to be ever so slightly more runny than it should have been. Other than that, I was quite happy with how they turned out, nicely formed feet and the texture was lovely, the way a macaron should feel when biting into it.

    The Adriano Zumbo kit however… Now I don’t know if it was an instructional error, or what, but the packaging states to use 1/4 cup of water with the meringue premix. I found this was WAY too much water. I had the blender running for 35 minutes on high just to try and form firm enough peaks to start my macaronage process. This of course meant that the meringue was incredibly overbeaten (but no choice obviously, otherwise it was soup) which consequently lead to my macarons being hollow on the inside. I also found the macarons didn’t bake nice and straight and were forming uneven feet which lead to tipping and as a result all my macarons were lopsided. This was not the case when baking from scratch, they all went vertically without any problems.

    My point with this is not to attack the Adriano Zumbo product, but rather to inform people not to be discouraged from continuing to try making macarons if buying a macaron kit was their first attempt. There is a general stigma that macarons are impossibly hard to make, and if using one of these kits was your first and only attempt, it is not hard to see why. I would recommend looking up tips and tricks to making macarons and finding solid recipes that have proven success rates. For that, youtube is king!


  4. Sue says:

    I purchased the raspberry choc macaroons and loved them. I could not believe the items in the box, 2 piping bags and the stencil made it so easy to get the right sized macarons and to pipe in the choc ganash, no guesswork needed. My only concern is that I am sure there were no gluten ingredients mentioned on the box, I have thrown out the box so can’t be sure. My daughter is gluten intolerant and after she ate a few of the macarons started feeling unwell. If there was gluten in the mix can I beg you please Adriano to look at using gluten free ingredients as I would love to bake these again and know that my daughter can eat them


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