Marina Bay Sands has been my new hangout place. The shops are populating, the Infinity Pool at the Sky Park is my favourite chill-out spot now and of course, there is SweetSpot, the patissierie that sells lovely cakes, pastries, macarons and pralines!

Little is known about the background of Sweet Spot, except that the pastry chef is a young 28-year-old Venezuelan. SweetSpot also works with the Celebrity Chef restaurants such as Guy Savoy to produce bread according to their menu.

A box of 12 SweetSpot macarons costs S$22, complete with a sturdy and presentable box tied nicely with a dainty bow. There is a variety of different flavours such as Coconut, Passionfruit, Hazelnut, Dark Chocolate, Raspberry Chocolate, Green Tea, Pistachio etc.

Each macaron looks as cute as buttons with their vibrant colours, adorable size and rather polished surfaces. SweetSpot’s macarons are still quite different from the likes of Pierre Hermé and Ladurée in terms of workmanship, as well as taste. SweetSpot’s rendition might fit local palettes better as they are not cloyingly sweet.

Each bite of the macaron is more chewy than crumbly. I shall not got through the flavours one by one but my favourites are the Hazelnut macaron and Green Tea macaron. Frankly, one hardly goes wrong with hazelnut flavour, and SweetSpot’s version is filled with delightful hazelnut chocolate ganache. The Green Tea macaron is light and refreshing. The ganache is a green tea paste, rather than butter cream.

Verdict:

I had the luxury to try SweetSpot macarons a few times on different occasions and one observation is that the quality is not very consistent. I guess the young chef is still trying to figure out the right mix and consistency for the macarons. Nonetheless, I think SweetSpot macarons are on par with some of the other local brands such as ET Artisan Sweets, which also serves not-so-sweet macarons. The presentable package makes it absolutely perfect as gifts!

Miss Glitzy: halfcup

SweetSpot
Address: Marina Bay Sands Tower 3
Tel: 6688 8588

Read the rest of my macaron reviews here!

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