The Macaron Donut May Be the World's Most Gorgeous Hybrid Food

Shove over, Cronut. Back off, Ramen Burger. Move along, all you other hybrid foods. It’s time to make way for the Macaron Donut.

French Pastry Chef Francois Payard, the force behind a string of eponymous patisseries in New York City and around the world, has introduced what he’s calling “the perfect combination of the traditional Parisian Macaron and the traditional American Donut.”

Mmmm … c’est magnifique!

Payard created the colorful confection in honor of Macaron Day (a holiday he reportedly also created, seven years ago) and boasts on his Instagram page that it’s “a hybrid true to its name combining a French Macaron shell with a strawberry powdered Donut base, engulfed in Strawberries and Cream ganache.”

A Payard spokesperson told Mashable that the pastry guru “has been inspired a lot lately with the American food trend of ‘hybrids’ and wanted to experiment with it while still staying true to his French roots.”

The treat was available on Macaron Day — March 20 — at Payard’s NYC locations, and other flavors are reportedly in the works. But before Payard’s people roll this idea out much further, may we suggest a somewhat catchier name?

Macaronut? Docaron?

Photo courtesy @francoispayard

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