Macarons at MacDo?

by phyllisflick on February 23, 2010

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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Barbra February 23, 2010 at 09:06

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).

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phyllisflick February 24, 2010 at 09:10

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.

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adrian March 1, 2010 at 00:22

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…

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Karen Fawcett March 11, 2010 at 19:07

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

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Benny Blitzblau May 29, 2010 at 08:06

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

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