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We Tasted The Weirdest Macaron Flavours Ever (including Cheetos, Bacon, And Thandai)

"I feel Cheeto'd."

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Last week, Mumbai chef Sanjana Patel of La Folie posted a picture of these Cheetos macarons. The confections were available for one day and one day only – 20th March aka World Macaron Day.

I woke up in a panic on Sunday and called them at about 12:30 p.m. to ask about the Cheetos macarons and was told there's only one left. I asked ~really nicely~ and they agreed to hold on to it for me.

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I rushed out of the house as my family looked bewildered by the rare sight of me mobile and conscious on a Sunday morning.

I got my hands on the Cheeto and some other strange-ass flavours which I had no interest and intention to try.
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I got my hands on the Cheeto and some other strange-ass flavours which I had no interest and intention to try.

At work, I got hold of these two champions to do the taste test for me.

Srishti (left) has never tried a macaron in her whole, entire life and she was hoping there was at least one normal flavour to help her ease into it.Shayan (right) is majorly addicted to sugar. I mean you can’t keep biscuits or candy or EVEN HOMEOPATHY PILLS lying around in the office because he will find them, and he will eat them.
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Srishti (left) has never tried a macaron in her whole, entire life and she was hoping there was at least one normal flavour to help her ease into it.

Shayan (right) is majorly addicted to sugar. I mean you can’t keep biscuits or candy or EVEN HOMEOPATHY PILLS lying around in the office because he will find them, and he will eat them.

We obviously started with the Cheetos macaron.

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Srishti: "Where is the Cheeto? It tastes like a ladoo. A motichoor ladoo."


Shayan:
"It looks like Cheeto and tastes like ladoo. Are you sure you gave us the right one?"

Verdict:

Srishti: πŸ‘. "It was my first macaron and it was still pretty good. Plus the ladoo taste made it familiar enough."

Shayan: πŸ‘Ž. "I was expecting something crazyyy. I feel Cheeto'd :(."

Next up we had candied bacon and maple syrup.

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Verdict:

Srishti: πŸ‘. "I've never had bacon before so I don't know what to feel. It tastes like a had a ton of desi ghee. If this is what bacon tastes like, I'm down."

Shayan: πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘. "BACON."

Next, we tried the green mango and chilli and man were we confused.

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Verdict:

Srishti: πŸ‘. "It's weirdly good. When you bite into it, it's disgusting. Then it tastes like weird, tangy taste. And when you swallow, it's full chilly. I would like to have this with shots."

Shayan: πŸ‘. "This is like the Pulse of macarons. It's frikkin' awesome. Just let it happen. Also I would like to say, "Tujhe mirchi lagi toh, macaron?""

Next we tried the holi special – thandai flavour.

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Verdict:

Srishti: πŸ‘Ž. "It tastes like frozen thandai. Literally just thandai between cookies."

Shayan: πŸ‘‹(This means "eh"). "Hey is this bhang flavour? Dude, where is the bhang. I thought there was going to be bhang. I'm sad there is no bhang."

Next we tried the lavender flavour.

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Verdict:

Srishti: ❓❓ (Srishti was unable to speak and just made whimpering sounds the whole time.)

Shayan:❓❓❓"It tastes like earth. Why?"

To finish up and provide much relief to their taste buds, we tried champagne and raspberries.

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Verdict:

Srishti: πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ "This is the best one. I'm really happy. Are there anymore?"

Shayan: πŸ‘"It's definitely sweeter than usual. But it was all glittery and beautiful."

Another very important fact we found during this experiment – sugar rush is real, you guys.

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