The shell of the macaron is dyed orange and covered in Cheetos dust to give it the resemblance of a Cheeto, while the filling is made from a Cheetos-infused white chocolate ganache. The unusual flavor is sweet and cheesy, giving the tastebuds a bit of a shock.
Macaron Parlour co-owner Christina Ha developed it around Halloween one year when she was in possession of some Cheetos dust and thought to combine it with something sweet. The result was a seasonal offering that became a hit with customers.
“We didn’t realize it, but the weirder flavors were defining us,” says Ha. Among those interesting flavors are Tiramisu, S’mores, Apple Cider Caramel, Carrot Cake, and Rosemary & Olive Oil.