King cake flavored everything: is king cake flavor the new pumpkin spice?

Here's a list of how your can get your King Cake fix if bread isn't acceptable in your New Year's diet.

by Mary Staes
January 5, 2022

It’s Carnival season! You know what that means: king cake.

But every year, we see more and more foods come out with king cake flavors: vodka, ice cream, coffee.

Here’s a list of how you can get your fix if bread isn’t acceptable in your New Year’s diet.

Vodka

At least three companies make king cake flavored vodka: Lucky Player (whose company claims to be the originator), Pinnacle, and Taaka. In terms of rating them, it goes like this: Lucky Player is the good one you keep at home, Pinnacle is the one you bring to the king cake tasting party, and Taaka is the bottle you bring to the route in your flask to ensure a good time.

Coffee

Local favorites PJ’s Coffee makes king cake flavored velvet ices and latte’s, and there’s a new Zulu coconut iced mocha.If you want to wake up to king cake flavors at home in the morning, Community Coffee offers a blend available already ground, or in K-Pods.
 

Ice Cream

Photo Courtesy Blue Bell Ice Cream

If you thought Bride’s Cake ice cream was it, you’ve gotta try king cake. Blue Bell makes it and this year, it’s available na👏tion👏wide👏. So now, you can tell those people who don’t live here and are begging you to ship them a king cake to go to their local freezer aisle. 🙄😂

Soda

Reportedly, Abita’s President wouldn’t sign off on the the recipe until his kids approved. Click here for more information.

Know any other king cake flavored items? Email us at [email protected] or on social media @VeryLocalNOLA.

Mary Staes is Digital Content Lead for Very Local. She works with our freelancers and crafts content for our social media platforms and website. Before Very Local, she worked with CBS affiliate WWL-TV as a web producer and weekend assignment editor for about 4 years. She has also handled broadcast coverage for 160 Marine Reserve training facilities while she served as an active duty Marine. As a native New Orleanian, she takes being "very local" to heart. She loves being intertwined with the culture and figuring out how there are less than two degrees of separation between us all, whether...