So Fatcarons Are a Thing; Here's Where to Order Them

Think dainty ol' French macarons, taken into overdrive.

PHOTO BY Instagram/sundoughs, Instagram/fatcarondeluxe ILLUSTRATION Warren Espejo

( Macarons are one of those classic French confections that exemplifies elegance and sophistication. You’d usually think of them as the kind of small, delicate pastry that’s gone in two to three bites, with a refined sort of character to them that makes them a wonderful addition to a spread of nibbles for high tea. But in the name of going big or going home, South Korea has come up with their own distinctive version that pretty much strays from all that: Meet the fatcaron.


Also called ttung-carons (where ttung means "fat"), these plumped-up pastries have become trendy in Korea and are slowly making its way to our shores as well, for good reason. They take the concept of regular macarons into overdrive, coming with two to three times the filling which can include buttercream or ganache, fresh fruit, mochi, biscuits, and so on, for a way more satisfying bite with a mishmash of different tastes and textures! They’re usually also decorated more elaborately, whether in the form of extra embellishments on the top or on the sides, or by having a mix of different colors in the shell or fillings—which makes for some serious eye candy. Curious about fatcarons? These sellers have you covered.

Get your fill of Korea's famous fat macarons from these online sellers:

Sun Dough’s

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They may be best known for their whimsical floral cakes, but Sun Dough’s also makes a range of macarons—Fatcarons (starts at P95/single) included! With crowd-pleasing flavors like Strawberry Cheesecake, Lemon Tart, Oreo Overload, Raspberry Pistachio, Coffee Crumble, and Chocolate Chip, you’re bound to find your favorite—and it sure doesn’t hurt that they’re colorful as can be. Go ahead and place your orders via their Cococart website.

For orders, visit Sun Doughs’ Cococart website. You can also check out their Facebook page.

Butter Bakery

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Based in Quezon City, Butter Bakery takes the fatcaron love to a whole ‘nother level with their wide range of flavors, which range from classic to playful and are sold in set boxes. You have the option of going for the Butter Box (P800/box of eight) with Milo, Blueberry Creamcheese, Strawberry Milk, Jollypong (yup, the Korean puffed cereal!), Cookie Butter, Uji Matcha Milk, Double Oreo, and Salted Caramel; or the leveled-up Premium Box (P900/box of eight) with Caramel Pecan, Tiramisu, Chocolate Chocolate, Chocnut, Ube Creamcheese, Sans Rival, Mint Chocolate, and Red Velvet flavors! Whichever you go for, all their macarons are rightfully generous on the filling, making them a delight to sink your teeth into. Just fill out their order form to get your fix.

For orders, fill out Butter Bakery’s order form. You can also check out their Facebook page.

Fatcaron Deluxe

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Fatcaron Deluxe’s take on its namesake dessert (P495/box of five, P950/box of 10) has a satisfying, relatively-sleek look to it, where each piece goes for a monochrome color scheme. Their flavors include both fruity to decadent options—just some of these are the vibrant Citrus Lemon, the tangy Strawberry Cream Cheese, the caramel-speckled Milk Creme Brulee, or the bittersweet Chocolate! You can hit up their Instagram DMs to try them for yourself.

For orders, send a message to Fatcaron Deluxe on Instagram.

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