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Mar 15, 2011 10:50 AM

Aux Merveilleux de Fred, 15e and 16e Paris

Does anyone have experience with these fantasy meringues? Dipped in whipped cream, then covered with chocolate and on and on, these are either going to be fabulous or "what were they thinking?"

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  1. Thank God l eat very little sweets, or you would get me in my grave even earlier than anticipated,
    they look wonderful or even merveilleux

    1. I was introduced to them last Summer by a friend who lives rue Saint-Charles, what can I say? They're more than fabulous, the next thing closest to damnation. I know about them but I had almost managed to forget about them. Rats.

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      1. Well, this is certainly not what I wanted to hear! Like DCM, I can walk by the best patisserie and not feel the slightest lust, but, for some reason, these somehow sounded an alarm. If you good tasters find them worthwhile, I guess I'll have to make a raid.

        Rats, indeed! Meeeeeeerde, aussi.

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        1. re: mangeur

          Merde en branche, I should add. We're all doomed.

        2. I so didn't need to know that those exist.

          I think they qualify as a religeuse under my son's definition-- as he ate the little puff on top, he told me that he knows why they're called religeuse...because the first thing that goes through your head when you eat one is "oh my God".

          1. I went to the one in Passy--looked in the window, saw the pastries, bought immediately, much to my friends' amusement. I think we tried the merveilleux (chocolate) and a coffee-flavored one. They were good, but not oh-my-God-I-have-to-go-back good. Kind of sweet--but light and fluffy. If you're going to go, the coffee one is definitely the one to go for.

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            1. re: mbcraw4d

              way too sweet- another much ado about nothing special "in desert" . file it with the macarons.