Mardi Gras is officially in gear! The season began on January 6 and will continue until Fat Tuesday (this year it’s March 4th). Lucky for you, one of the best (and yummiest) traditions in New Orleans has arrived.. king cakes! And we have them for you to order fresh from Totally Nawlins!
On the Christian calendar, the 12th day after Christmas is known as “Kings Day”, “Epiphany”, or “Twelfth Night.” It marks the day the three wise men came bearing gifts for the baby Jesus.
The oval shape pays homage to the three kings to symbolize the unity of faiths. The three Mardi Gras colors (aka the sweet and scrumptious icings) each represent a unique value: purple represents justice; green represents faith; and gold represents power. And of course, a plastic baby Jesus is hidden somewhere in each cake.
Don’t forget- the person who finds the baby not only will be rewarded with good luck, but also has to buy the next king cake! Le Bon Temps Roule!
No matter where you live, now you can enjoy traditional Louisiana fare. We carry a wide range of New Orleans culinary delights, including chicory coffee, Barq’s Red Cream Soda and a large selection of New Orleans gift items. Call us today at (985) 377-9253 or visit our website for more information.