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Macarons at MacDo?

Posted in Products,Uncategorized by Phyllis Flick on February 23, 2010
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McCafés are popping up all over France, serving 25 different specialty hot drinks and macarons, those chic, bite-sized, cream-filled cakes which are apparently taking the US by storm.

Photo Credit:  McDonalds

They’re no Pierre Hermé or Ladurée you might say, but rumor has it that all of the macarons and cakes are provided by Holder, the same company that owns Ladurée.  I stopped by the McCafé at the Louvre today and tried the caramel; it wasn’t bad, but a bit too heavy and sweet for my taste.  The cheesecake and café con panna, however, were pretty good.

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  1. Barbra said,

    That’s interesting that they are provided by Holder. Any reason to think they might be the same macarons available at the boulangeries Paul? I will admit to not fully understanding the macaron phenomenon, but then I never understood the cupcake thing in the States, either. (Though that scourge seems to have arrived in Paris now, too).

  2. phyllisflick said,

    I wouldn’t be surprised if they were the same company but I haven’t tried the ones at Paul. Actually until MacDos, I had only had either Pierre Hermé or Ladurée, so I have been pretty spoiled. We made them in my cooking class the other night and they were surprisingly easy.

  3. adrian said,

    They are from Holder. I blogged this months ago. Shouldn’t be that shocking though- there’s much copinage in the food industry- not all of it good as I’m sure you know…


  4. Hummm – I wonder whether or not McDo’s will introduce macarons there? Would be an interesting cross-cultural exchange.


  5. It’s great to see people put effort into their posts, well done


  6. Wow! I wish they sold them in the McDonald’s in the UK. But saying that, there’s just something about the exclusivity of them that makes them more delicious :)


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