"Macaroons are bigger and different in texture (more chewy and dense) and appearance. Essentially a delicious British delicacy enjoyed by Thora Hird and Alan Bennett! Macarons are French - what this feature is about. They are exquisite in appearance, texture and taste. I ordered some from Forman and Field http://www.formanandfield.com/ earlier in the year for a friend's 40th Birthday treat - fantastic and very favourably priced compared to most other suppliers. They are never going to be a cheap cake option but are most definately worth it. My favourites are pistachio and lemon."