First, Canele's packaging. They have a special box just for 2 macaroons!
Here they are side by side (Antoinette's on the right). They just use a plastic bag if you buy 2 macaroons. Canele - $2.50 each. Antoinette - about $2.80 (didn't take note).
Antoinette: outside and inside of the macaroons are roughly equally firm. Taste is more subdued than Canele's.
Canele: outside is firm while inside is soft, which is what I like about macaroons. Taste, especially for fruit flavours, is very fragrant. This is salty caramel.
Verdict: Canele has better price and packaging. I prefer their texture, which is similar to a toasted marshmallow. People who prefer a firmer macaroon will prefer Antoinette. I also prefer Canele's flavours which pack more of a punch.
Bonus! We also tried other macaroons.
The Icing Room ($2) - too hard. More like biscuits than macaroons.
Pique Nique ($2.15) - firm outside and soft inside, a bit like Canele's. Not much taste though.
Super Desserts Market - taste and texture are pretty good.
We also tried Canele's other desserts.
Clockwise from top left: hazelnut, raspberry and pistachio, salty caramel, and blueberry.
Creme brulee. The top is a bit bitter while underneath is sweet. An interesting combination.
Here's a photo of a macaroon tower / cake I bought a month ago.