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Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by mrsir2009, May 5, 2011.
I saw them in an ad on the internet. What the hell are they? It looks disgusting!
Those are macaron.
And they taste astoundingly good…
I have no idea why you think they'd be disgusting though.
Wow, I'd never seen them before that ad.
Ah well, you are in NZ.
Think of them as Haute Couture biscuits. And they cost a bomb as well…
Oh, are they only around in Europe?
The lengths I go to to help out.
Here's a NZ link
try 'em you may just like 'em.
Here is a recipe if you want to make your own!
The French Bakeries around here will have them from time to time - tasty...
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...?
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.
They just look so... artificial.
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:
they've been a very trendy foodie item here in Los Angeles for....at least a year or two
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.
Real life Pretty Patties
Except they look more real
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.
Same here, savoury ftw! It's the only thing that sucks about not eating meat and dairy, basically nothing savoury left
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.
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.
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!
Those things are awesome. Bakeries here in the city make them. I love those things!
Paulette's bakery in Little Tokyo
best ones I've had
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.
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.