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French Treats- NSFW*

January 24, 2012

I love beautiful things don’t you?  Especially beautiful things that are with in reach. Or at least with in budget. Splurging on gourmet treats occasionally is fun! Macaroons are are a perfect example of a splurge on a fancy food treat. French macaroons are so beautiful, some might call them sexxy. I love the colors! Some so pale and others so bold. They remind me crayons and bring out the girly girl in me.

The other day I was at my “hip neighborhood everything- locally- sourced-(well… mostly) everything super fresh- (except for the stuff that we cant sell) super over priced- (always) deli- grocer-coffee bar-store” AKA the home of the $30. chicken.  I love going to this market. This place always has beautiful things, this time the bakery cooler called to me.  I could not resist the beauty and delight of these lovely treats!  Four macaroons and one whoopee pie later I was on my way. (I also bought a Mexican Coca Cola and Zapp’s chips- but that is for another post).

4 macaroons and one whoopee pie

LOOK! There’s Strawberry, Lemon, Concord Grape, and Vietnamese Coffee Macaroons. At the top is the carrot cake whoopee pie. Aren’t they gorgeous? They really really are. And after you bite into them they look like this:

NSFW kids, that's hot!

They are so pretty. And I hate them. No, I didn’t write that wrong. I just hate them. They sort of collapse and smash in your mouth and become a cakey, liquidy- combination that I do not like. AT ALL.  Please don’t misunderstand they look perfect. I imagine they would be very very difficult to make. Baking them is surely a feat. They are drop dead beautiful!  They are sweet! Not in a good way. Uh, sorry. No thanks.

I felt terrible about this. They looked as if they would taste like heaven. I asked Mr. Darla if he wanted to try some. He declined. He said his experience was “prettier than tasty.” He’s a bit of a picky eater. Not quite convinced I wasn’t  a complete waste of a palate, I was off to the interwebs. Apparently, many people dislike these fabulous looking cookies! Really? Well, as a baker I would just hate that. As a disliker of these cookies- I feel a bit better, Besides, But then there are plenty of other cookies in the sea…(?)

Yes, since you asked, the carrot cake whoopee pie was goodish. Truthfully the whole lot smelled and tasted a bit like someone’s refrigerator. Bleh. But they sure were pretty.

One bite wonders.

*not suitable for waistlines 

14 Comments leave one →
  1. January 25, 2012 4:43 pm

    Love them. Just discovered there is a Laduree in NYC. Thinking of going just for that.

  2. January 30, 2012 7:43 pm

    You are so right – and brave for admitting it! Macaroons are sooo cute but they always seem a bit stale and the texture profile just sucks.

  3. March 5, 2012 12:39 pm

    I love the “*not suitable for waistlines” – I also love this post. You have a great sense of humor.

  4. March 5, 2012 12:40 pm

    I have to say that the one time I did have these cookies (in France), they did taste good. Maybe it is just the ones here? (*hopefully*)

  5. March 22, 2012 2:03 pm

    Oddly enough, when I tried these cookies in Paris, I hated them! I get them from a local bakery in AZ all the time and they induce mouth orgasms (I don’t eat food, I make love to it). The woman behind Essence Bakery is incredible. I go to Paris twice a year for work and not even France itself can beat her.

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