UMaine product testing mentioned in BDN article on Bangor teen’s macaron business

The University of Maine was mentioned in a Bangor Daily News article about 14-year-old John Bapst High School student Jaelin Roberts and her passion for baking macarons. Two months ago, Jaelin and her her mother Joan launched Simply Macarons by Jaelin, a line of macarons in 14 different flavors. Since the Roberts operate out of a certified home kitchen, they have to take a few extra steps in order to make sure their cookies are safe to sell to consumers, according to the article. As buttercream is made with heavy cream and butter, each flavor must go through process and product review testing by the University of Maine’s School of Food and Agriculture to make sure it’s shelf-stable, the BDN reported. “I drive her up to UMaine, and she gets out of the car and drops off her macarons,” Joan Roberts said. “They’ve really gotten to know her up there.”