What the hell are these?

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  1. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    I saw them in an ad on the internet. What the hell are they? It looks disgusting!
     

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  2. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Those are macaron.

    And they taste astoundingly good… ;)

    I have no idea why you think they'd be disgusting though.
     
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  4. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Ah well, you are in NZ. ;) :p

    Think of them as Haute Couture biscuits. And they cost a bomb as well…

    [​IMG]
     
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    The French Bakeries around here will have them from time to time - tasty... ;)
     
  8. mrsir2009 thread starter macrumors 604

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    Lol the ones on the website in that link look a lot nicer than the ones in the ad in my original post. Although there are variations of that ad, and all the food they advertise doesn't look quite right. Their burger one makes the burger look like plastic and rubber. Whats wrong with using real food...?:p
     
  9. OutThere macrumors 603

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    Macarons are incredible. They're one of my absolute favorite sweets. If, by some stroke of luck, you should find yourself in Quimper, a small city near the sea in Brittany, France, you would be well advised to stop here: http://www.macaron-quimper.com/index.html. They are phenomenal.
     
  10. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    They just look so... artificial.
     
  11. mrsir2009 thread starter macrumors 604

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    Especially the ones in the ad in my original post. This burger is from the same ad company, look at it. It seems alright at first glace, but if you look closely for a while you'll notice that the meat is what looks to be a slab of uncooked dog sausage, and the cheese is a pale yellow piece of paper:
     

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  12. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    they've been a very trendy foodie item here in Los Angeles for....at least a year or two
     
  13. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    I think they look gross too OP, but then again I hate sweet things. I don't like candy, cake, cookies, pie, pop (or soda for the rest of the world), etc. Eeeeew.
     
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  15. mrsir2009 thread starter macrumors 604

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    Except they look more real :D
     
  16. Fubar1977 macrumors 6502a

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    HaHa Americans don`t recognise cheese unless it`s luminous orange (and squirted from a can).
    Real quality cheese (vintage cheddar etc.) is never the bright orange colour you get in the states. :p
     
  17. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    Same here, savoury ftw! It's the only thing that sucks about not eating meat and dairy, basically nothing savoury left :(
     
  18. plinden macrumors 68040

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    They always remind me of the Vogon biscuits Ford and Arthur tried to eat in HHGTG (the BBC series, I didn't see the movie).

    Basically, they're very sweet meringue-like cookies (biscuits) with lots of added food dye.
     
  19. mrsir2009 thread starter macrumors 604

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    You can buy that sliced ultra-processed cheese here in NZ (dunno why you would though). It states like plastic and rubber melted down, with some yellow colouring mixed in them stamped into a slate.
     
  20. Illuminated macrumors 6502a

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    Like others have said, they are French Macaroons...it's an almond cookie sandwich made with egg whites...kind of like a meringue, and brightly colored in accordance with the flavor the filling. they are delicious, and when you eat them, they melt in your mouth!

    We made them at my school, and when I went to France with my class, these were in every bakery! Including McDonalds!
     
  21. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Those things are awesome. Bakeries here in the city make them. I love those things!
     
  22. Liquorpuki macrumors 68020

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    Paulette's bakery in Little Tokyo

    best ones I've had
     
  23. sauced macrumors regular

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    Mmmm macarons! Had my first ones at Laduree in Paris a few years ago and haven't been able to find ones as good in North America since. :(
     
  24. likemyorbs macrumors 68000

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    Way to stereotype, we DO have quality cheese here too. Although i must say it's insulting to call "american cheese" that, and every time i see a commercial for it, i say to myself "would you please stop calling it that? it's not cheese, it's crap". Although american cheese does have some good uses, like a grilled cheese sandwich, or a cheeseburger, i don't like it with any other kind of cheese. Or cheese fries, mmmmm.
     

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