I don't think I would be exaggerating if I said that, with the possible exception of cupcakes, macarons are the food item most oft mentioned on this blog. That said, I finally had a chance to read this article someone sent a me a while back on the...ahem...bastardization (for lack of a better word) of these picture perfect bits of magnificence. What do you think? While I would personally love to see them in vending machines, I see where the concern is coming from.
(Lovely picture of the macaron case in Le Bon Marche by Laura!)