Macaron is a sweet meringue-based confection from France. The main ingredients are almond flour, sugar, egg yolk. Macarons can’t be cheap because almond flour is really expensive.
Some manufacturers exploit the image of this popular dessert in order to sell its cheaper version. And these manufacturers use peanut flour instead of almond flour but use the same name, because not everyone is ready to spend a lot of money on this tiny dessert.
And also, there is a thing called macaroon. This dessert also contains almond flour but they look more like cookies.
Bonus: Fake eyes on fish
In Kuwait, one of the seafood street markets was shut down after it was discovered that the staff used plastic eyes to make their fish look fresher. A customer noticed an eye slipping off of a fish and took the photo you see above, which then went viral.
Have you ever bought fake food? Tell us about your experience in the comment section below.