Hilton Macarons sweet discs of edible happiness

Life is like a box of Macarons and munching on all of Hilton Macaron current varieties of Italian Macarons has made me think of many happy moments, with their Mojito macaron taking me back thinking of my holiday in Puerto Rico and their Passion fruit one making me think back to my wedding day.

I was kindly gifted on a PR basis a variety box of 18 Macarons to enjoy in the comfort of my home courtesy of Hilton Macaron.

Hilton Macaron

Hilton Macarons, are founded by husband and wife team James and Andrea. Their daily pursuit is to craft the finest and most delicious macarons.

All of Hilton Macarons are handmade in Suffolk in which they use only the finest ingredients. Their Italian meringue shells are made with free-range eggs and their fillings comprise of Belgian chocolate, using all natural flavours, and contains nothing artificial. Plus all their macarons are vegetarian and entirely gluten-free.

The perfect macaron should always have a crunchy outer shell, a slightly chewy centre that is not too sweet and a generous filling with a flavour that seamlessly fills the whole macaron.

Sweet discs of edible happiness

Hilton Macarons sell a range of assorted boxes from Classic or Rainbow macarons which come in sizes of 6, 12 & 18.

I was sent a box of 18 which contained all of their current varieties as some of their flavours are only available for limited times throughout the year, whilst others are available all year round.

Hilton Macarons

My box contained eighteen macarons selected from the following flavours: Pistachio, Chocolate, Raspberry, Coffee, Violet, Liquorice, Passion fruit Chocolate, Orange Chocolate, Salted Caramel, Vanilla, Rose, Fresh Mint, Strawberry, Lemon, Mojito, and Hazelnut.

Each were so cute in size and all stunning in colour making me think of rainbows. All were equally tasty with a lovely crunch followed by a slightly chewy centre which was not overly sweet making it a pleasure to eat.

The Pistachio macaron thick, creamy, nutty and earthy in taste.

The Chocolate macaron simply chocolate, creamy and tasty as it contains 45% cacao Belgian chocolate ganache.

The Raspberry was citrussy in flavour as they use real raspberries within it. The white chocolate also used within the ganache gave it a great balance giving a creaminess.

The Coffee macaron is bold in taste giving a real explosion of coffee. For their coffee they used Taylor of Harrogate’s Hot Lava Java.

The Violet macaron was creamy with a sweet taste of violet which they use syrup and essence of violet to bring that subtle and lingering hit.

The Liquorice macaron is creamy with a great aniseed and liquorice taste.

The Passionfruit Chocolate macaron is creamy, yet punchy with the sharpness of the passion fruit followed by a hit of rich milk chocolate giving a wonderful tasty ganache.

Their Orange Chocolate macaron is a citrus hit giving a bitter-sweet moment. A delicious concoction of chocolate, orange liqueur and orange zest.

Their Salted Caramel macaron is made with butter cream rather than ganache and give a wonderful sweet and salty taste.

Their Vanilla macaron is made using Madagascan vanilla which gave a rich and creamy taste that perfectly complimented the Belgian white chocolate ganache.

The Rose macaron is like eating a Turkish Delight as it has a strong flavour of rose was which is made from rose syrup and rose essence a little piece of Turkish Delight heaven but in the form of a macaron.

The Fresh Mint macaron is made with Crème de Menthe liqueur giving a powerful green colour and a punchy maximum mint hit.

The Strawberry macaron is highly flavoursome giving a taste of strawberries and cream.

The Lemon macaron provides a creamy, light, and the sharp tanginess pure bliss.

The Mojito macaron provided the right balance of sweetness of the sugar, the citrus zing of lime and the fresh, herbaceous mint basically Mojito in form on a macaron.

The Hazelnut is similar to a Ferrero Rocher as provided a crunchy outer shell and the ganache within was cream and provided a real hazelnut and praline explosion, a nutty delight.

To discover more each macaron from the ingredients used within and which happy moments it makes James and Andrea relive click on the links above for each.

Getting creative with Hilton Macarons

Hilton Macarons macarons are luxurious from look to taste but as an added touch why not add them to a homemade cake for a birthday celebration or even on top of a cheesecake for a great alternate dessert to enjoy with friends and family.

Vanilla cake with Vanilla Buttercream topped with Hilton Macarons


  • 207g plain flour
  • 2 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 170g unsalted butter room temperature
  • 100g granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 220ml whole milk

Vanilla Buttercream:

  • 600g butter
  • 1.2kg icing sugar
  • 3 tsp vanilla extract

Chocolate dripping

  • 75g of Chocolate Melts (colour of your choice)
  • 1.2 tsb vegetable oil


Cake mixture

  • Preheat oven to 350F or 160C fan.
  • Grease and flour two 8″ cake rounds and line with parchment.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, and salt until well combined.
  • Using a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar on med-high until pale and fluffy. Reduce speed and add eggs one at a time fully incorporating after each addition. Add vanilla. 
  • Alternate adding flour mixture and milk, beginning and ending with flour (3 additions of flour and 2 of milk). Fully incorporating after each addition.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out mostly clean.
  • Place cakes on wire rack to cool for 10 minutes then turn out onto wire rack. 

Vanilla Buttercream

  • Mix the butter and icing and sugar together using a hand whisk or mixer. Once it starts to come together add the vanilla essence and mix until smooth.

Chocolate Melts

  • Place in a bowl the Chocolate Melts and melt for 10 second intervals until melted.


  • Place one layer of cake on a cake stand or serving plate. Top with 1 cup of buttercream approx. Repeat with remaining layer and coat entire cake. Chill for 20 minutes in fridge.
  • Pour over melted chocolate. Chill for another 20 minutes or so.
  • Place on top of the cake Hilton Macrons.

Lovely silky and creamy cake ideal for any kids or adults birthday or celebration. The Hilton Macarons gives it that extra wow factor.

Vanilla cheesecake with Hilton Macarons


  • 250g digestive biscuits
  • 100g butter, melted
  • 1tsp vanilla essence
  • 600g cream cheese
  • 100g icing sugar
  • 280ml double cream
  • Variety of Hilton Macarons


  1. Butter and line a 23cm loose-bottomed tin with baking parchment.
  2. Put 250g digestive biscuits in a plastic food bag and crush to crumbs using a rolling pin or blitz in a food processor. 
  3. Transfer to a bowl, then pour over 100g melted butter. Mix thoroughly until the crumbs are completely coated. Tip them into the prepared tin and press firmly down into the base to create an even layer. Chill in the fridge for approx. 1 hr to set firmly.
  4. To make the filling, place the soft cheese, icing sugar and vanilla essence in a bowl, then beat with an electric mixer until smooth. Tip in the double cream and continue beating until the mixture is completely combined.
  5. Now spoon it onto the biscuit base, working from the edges inwards and making sure that there are no air bubbles. Smooth the top of the cheesecake down with the back of a spoon or spatula. Place in fridge to set overnight.
  6. Before serving bring the cheesecake to room temperature about 30 minutes. Pile on the Hilton Macarons and then serve.

This cheesecake is creamy and delicious and perfect with Hilton Macarons on top giving it that explosion of colour.

Munch of happiness

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Each and everyone of their macarons were a sweet delight providing a real crunch, creaminess and loaded with taste and with every bite they bought a smile to my face taking me back to thinking of special moments from my life.

Hilton Macarons

My top five favourites were the Salted Caramel, Passion fruit, Lemon, Strawberry and Rose.

Which would be yours?

Hilton Macaron macarons are perfect for a luxury treat for yourself, as a gift, or even wedding favours but one thing for sure is no matter if you or anyone else eats these they will bring a smile to anyone’s face.

Hilton Macarons

The Macaronaria
Easton Green
IP13 7LN


Hilton Macarons are handmade in Suffolk using only the finest ingredients. Their Italian meringue shells are made with free-range eggs, whilst our fillings are comprised of Belgian chocolate, all natural flavours, and contain nothing artificial. All our macarons are vegetarian and entirely gluten-free.

Choose an assorted box of delicious Classic or Rainbow macarons below, available in sizes of 6, 12 & 18, or you can choose your own favourite flavour. Free shipping on all orders of £20 and up, and you can leave a gift message or other instructions in the message box on the checkout page.

6 Classic Macarons
12 Classic Macarons
18 Classic Macarons
6 Rainbow Macarons
12 Rainbow Macarons
18 Rainbown Macarons
6 Macarons One Flavour
12 Macarons Two Flavours
18 Macarons Three Flavours

Thank you to Hilton Macarons for the delicious macarons. All views are my own honest opinion.

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