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.
I rushed out of the house as my family looked bewildered by the rare sight of me mobile and conscious on a Sunday morning.
At work, I got hold of these two champions to do the taste test for me.
We obviously started with the Cheetos macaron.
Srishti: 👍. "It was my first macaron and it was still pretty good. Plus the ladoo taste made it familiar enough."
Shayan: 👎. "I was expecting something crazyyy. I feel Cheeto'd :(."
Next up we had candied bacon and maple syrup.
Srishti: 👍. "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: 👍👍👍. "BACON."
Next, we tried the green mango and chilli and man were we confused.
Srishti: 👍. "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: 👍. "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.
Srishti: 👎. "It tastes like frozen thandai. Literally just thandai between cookies."
Shayan: 👋(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.
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.
Srishti: 👍👍👍 "This is the best one. I'm really happy. Are there anymore?"
Shayan: 👍"It's definitely sweeter than usual. But it was all glittery and beautiful."