Made of finely ground almonds, powdered sugar and egg whites, macarons are a traditional French cookie that contain no coconut, unlike the American macaroon. Bennison’s macarons are top-rated in the Chicago area, and feature both seasonal and classic flavors. Here are our rankings of the ones they had in store:

7. Strawberry

Strawberry Macaron

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Slightly too sweet, but a tasty treat nonetheless.

6. Vanilla

Vanilla Macaron

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Nothing was particularly wrong with this flavor — nor mind-blowing. A good choice if you’re into vanilla ice cream and vanilla cake.

5. Red Velvet

Red Velvet Macaron

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Could use more flavor, however the cream cheese icing in the middle was a tangy bonus.

4. Chocolate

Chocolate Macaron

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The ganache in the middle made this macaron especially chocolate-y.

3. Lemon

Lemon Macaron

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Like a chewy, creamy lemon bar. Yum.

2. Raspberry

Raspberry Macaron

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Can’t go wrong with raspberry, vanilla and creamy raspberry ganache in the middle.

 1. Salted Caramel

Salted Caramel Macaron

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Decidedly the best flavor because of the sweet and salty contrast and generous amount of gooey salted caramel in the middle.