I had to change hotel rooms this weekend. It was just like moving apartments, but it was less fun, more stressful, and I ended up in the same room, but reversed, like some sort of weird version of Barton Fink minus headless women in the mail. It was 11PM by the time I was done with all of my unpacking and repacking and complaining on Facebook, and there was no food to be had with the exception of twelve macarons. And sometimes, when you have twelve macarons, you must tear the box wide open like a bear and eat them. You must eat them all.These were from Looka Patisserie, out of California, who sells frozen French desserts to retailers and gluttons like me worldwide. It is rare to find a decent frozen macaron, so I was dubious, but I was also starving. Good news- these guys are excellent, and they’re the real deal. They have a limited flavor selection- pistachio, vanilla, raspberry, and chocolate, pretty standard, but each is tasty. The almond of the cookie is unfortunately pretty overpowering, so the vanilla and pistachio fared the best as their flavors were most conducive to the almond. I was surprised that each included buttercream as a filling– traditionally, with fruit and some of the nut flavors, they will incorporate a gel or nut butter mixture in lieu of the frosting.The shells were chewier than fresh macarons- that was the biggest difference, but they still had a very airy texture and pleasant crispness on top. Ladurée and Sucré these are not, but for macarons that keep well and are easy to pull out of the freezer, they rank higher than Trader Joe’s and most bakery attempts at them as well.