The answer to this puzzle is a single word.

A bunch of macarons

  • $\begingroup$ I object, it can't be a rainbow if there are only 6 colors! $\endgroup$
    – ffao
    Commented Sep 7, 2018 at 17:55
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    $\begingroup$ Assuming M Oehm's answer is correct, this is a beautiful puzzle. $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 7, 2018 at 19:46
  • $\begingroup$ @LordFarquaad It is correct indeed, and thank you :-) $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 7, 2018 at 20:55
  • $\begingroup$ Would the rebus tag also fit here or not? Besides, I already looked at @MOehm 's accepted answer, and I must say this puzzle was much more clever than I had anticipated! Really well done! DVL2 $\color{darkorange}{\bigstar}$ :D $\endgroup$
    – Mr Pie
    Commented Sep 7, 2018 at 21:25
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    $\begingroup$ I removed the rebus tag because the answer (which I already knew from somewhere else) didn't look like what I commonly think is a rebus, though rebuses are really hard to define. Maybe ask on meta if you think rebus is a good fit here so we don't end up in an edit war. $\endgroup$
    – ffao
    Commented Sep 7, 2018 at 21:35

2 Answers 2


The answer is ...

... salted, one of the basic flavours.

Each of the six pictures ...

... has three pieces of information: The colour, number and flavour of the macarons. The colour determines the order of the images (although for aesthetic reasons, they are already in order), the number determines which letter to take from the flavour:

S red 3 raspberry
A orange 3 oranges
L yellow 1 lemon
T green 4 pistacchio
E blue 6 blueberry
D violet 6 lavender

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    $\begingroup$ That is a really clever answer to a really clever puzzle! :D $\endgroup$
    – Mr Pie
    Commented Sep 7, 2018 at 21:23

is it

skittles! taste the rainbow!

  • $\begingroup$ No, no slogans are involved in the answer. $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 7, 2018 at 16:04

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