First, we should clear up some confusion. People sometimes confuse coconut-based macaroons with macarons, which are entirely different cookies. Both of them are descended from an Italian confection made with egg whites almonds, and sugar, but that’s where the similarity ends.
Essentially, a macaroon is a drop cookie with a flaky coconut exterior, dense texture, and dollop-like look. Originally, macaroons featured ground almonds instead of coconut. But it was found that coconut is far less likely than almond paste to travel without spoiling, so the recipe was amended. Other ingredients include egg whites, sugar, and sometimes vanilla extract or sweetened condensed milk. The absence of flour and baking powder makes them suitable for serving during the Jewish celebration of Passover.
What makes Tidbits Fun Bites meringue cookies different from macaroons?
First, compare the ingredient list. You’ll notice right away that Tidbits are entirely free of sugar, cholesterol, soy, gluten, dairy, GMOs, and high-fructose corn syrup. They’re made from all-natural ingredients, and are an ideal choice as a healthy dessert for weight loss. Each Tidbits meringue cookie contains less than two calories
But I love the flavor of macaroons!
They do taste good. Depending upon where you live, you might find them flavored with cinnamon, lemon zest, ginger, or chocolate. But, like most desserts that depend upon the sweetness of sugar for much of their appeal to the palate, macaroons are not your best choice if you want to maintain a healthy diet.
Tidbits Fun Bites meringue cookies come in a tantalizing array of flavors, including strawberry, vanilla, chocolate, mint chocolate, birthday cake, caramel, cotton candy, cappuccino, and cookies ‘n cream. And, unlike macaroons, you can eat all you want without feeling guilty.
Sometimes, you just want something sweet. When that urge hits you, why not choose Tidbits Fun Bites instead of those other very tempting but oh-so-unhealthy snacks?