French Macarons can be divas sometimes! In order to fully enjoy the texture and flavor of a Poeme macaron, we ask you to leave the macaron at room temperature for about 20-40 minutes before eating so that the filling softens and permeates the shell. An easy way to test the macaron is to lightly squeeze the shells–if it feels a bit soft, it’s good to go! A true exercise in patience 🙂
Macarons need to be stored refrigerated or frozen (but eaten at room temperature). They can be refrigerated for up to a week and frozen for three months (they freeze great!). If freezing your macarons, make sure to put them in an airtight container; we recommend placing the frozen macarons in the fridge the day before serving, then bringing them to room temperature 20-40 minutes before eating. You may also thaw the frozen macarons at room temperature, but it may take a little longer than from the fridge. Be careful handling them—these meringue shells are delicate and can crack if put under too much pressure.