Make Room (In Your Stomach) for Roons
Sweet, moist, chewy as can be, and full of tropical coconut.
That’s what you get with Roons, delicious coconut macaroons hand-made in Portland, OR.
I had a chance recently to try samples of these bite-size treats that are gluten-free and grain-free.
I will readily admit that I’m a rather fickle coconut fan. Sometimes I love it; other times I can leave it.
These had me at the first bite.
After all, when Guittard chocolate is involved, how can I resist?
The macaroon mounds, which get all toasty on the outside, get a platform of Guittard chocolate to sit on.
They come in a variety of flavors year-round. I tried the Orange Creamsicle, Chocolate Decadence, and Chocolate Espresso.
The Orange Creamsicle is full of bright orange zest, which really compliments the coconut well. It sits on a disc of white chocolate for even more sweetness.
The Chocolate Decadence mixes chocolate into the coconut macaroon, as well as sits on a dark chocolate platform, giving it a chocolate milk-like flavor. The Chocolate Espresso marries more dark chocolate with Stumptown espresso for a rich coffee taste.
Each Roon weighs in at 210 to 230 calories, depending upon the variety. Individually wrapped, the 1.7-ounce Roons are about $2.99.
The company also makes Lil Roonies, which are less than half the size of the Roons, and completely covered in chocolate like a bonbon, making them even richer and more candy-like than the original sized ones. Three of these little guys have 150 calories. They come in a 4-ounce, resealable bag for about $4.99.
While Roons are mostly sold in stores in Oregon, a box of nine are sold on the Roons web site for $27. For the special someone in your life who adores chocolate and coconut, this would definitely hit the spot for Valentine’s Day.