In an era when wild food ideas, such as the ramen burger or KFC’s waffle breakfast sandwich, are a dime a dozen, New York’s Macaron Parlour is jumping on the crazy train by introducing Cheetos macarons, according to LA Times.
What inspired the creation? Simon Tung, the co-owner of Macaron Parlour, says his wife and pastry chef thought up the idea as a Halloween joke. He thought it was going to “die out, but then a blog picked it up and then a customer ordered it.”
Tung describes the taste as “a sweet version of a cheetos with the whole salt, savory thing, and a corn chip taste.”
Infused with Cheetos and white chocolate ganache then topped with Cheetos powder, the macaron’s color speaks true to the product with a vibrant orange you can spot from anywhere. Although it may not be a top seller, the product is a great “conversation starter.” Works for some, but not for all.
At Macaron Parlour, where themission is “to expand macaron offerings beyond traditional fillings.” The Cheetos macaron isn’t the only eye-popping flavor. Other macarons sold include candied bacon with maple cream cheese frosting, s’mores, snickers, and black sesame with cookies and cream ice cream.