In Latin America, a small figure, representing the Christ Child was placed inside for the same purpose. Today, the tradition continues with people all over the world. The tiny baby in the King Cake is generally plastic now and many times provided with the cake so the party host, and not the baker, can insert the “baby.” In offices, schools and homes the King Cake is a weekly tradition from January 6th until the beginning of Lent, Ash Wednesday, with whoever gets the baby usually buying the next cake. And, of course, whoever gets the baby in the cake on Mardi Gras day has to bring the first King Cake next year on January 6th.
*The above content was originally posted on Community Coffee`s Blog here.
I am a huge fan of coffee. I drink a cup every day and could not wait to get this one in. As many of you know, I was born and raised in New Orleans and still continue to live here. So as a New Orleans native, I just had to see what this "King Cake Coffee" was all about. As soon as it arrived, I put it in my Keurig and it was ready in under a minute. I then added sugar, creamer and topped it off with some whipped cream. Now I`ll be the first to say, it does not taste exactly like king cake, however, it had a sweeter/dessert sort of taste to it. I`ve had my fair share of flavored coffees and I`ll admit, I`m a sucker for them. I like flavored coffee more than regular old fashioned coffee. With that said, I love how I could taste the dessert flavor to the coffee. Most "flavored" coffees you really don`t taste a difference or it`s hardly noticeable.
With Community`s King Cake Coffee, the difference in flavor was clear. There was no second guessing it - which, of course, I loved! As someone from New Orleans, Community Coffee is a trusted brand and a favorite around here; my home included. They definitely did not let me down with this one. Best of all, the coffee gave me that extra "pick me up" I needed to wake up and get things done! Want to try it for yourself? Get it here!
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