Let’s talk about dessert! I kept skipping over these guys with my 30 minute lunch breaks spent mostly on perusing MAD EATS for my daily nosh. I decided to look a little closer after my friend NEEDED to go back for a “treat” post meal. While I try to avoid “treats” at lunch because they normally lead to “treats” after-work too, I could not turn down macarons! Back in the hizzay when I studied in Paris, I learnt what a macaron was for the very first time. Before having one myself, I often confused our sophisticated little treats for our less than posh piles of coconut (macaroons). In my mind the pronunciation was way too similar to get the idea of coconut out of my head.
Since then macarons have blown up just like their predecessor THE CUPCAKE. We will finally know when macarons have met their demise… They will trickle down from cool and end up mass produced in every grocery store of suburbia. I can see it now, “macarons by le Stop n’ Shop”.
Until then we’ve got the likes of Macaron Parlour serving up macarons of all fun-sorts, including savory bites! This NYC based bakery located in the East Village and the UWS prides themselves on unconventional flavors and are smart enough to serve other baked goods such as various cookies and pastries. While I sense the wave of the macaron to be a bit short lived, their flavors really are wicked-cool and totally make me want to hit them up for the S’mores, Honey & Cognac as well as the Elvis. After all, I can’t turn down anything with peanut butter or an infusion of booze.
I ordered the Cheetos flavor at MAD EATS. It was sweet with a cheesy finish…Not offensive at all. I look forward to trying the others.
Definitely not the same kind of experience as macarons on the Champs-Élysées.
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