Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Giveaway: Mardi Gras King Cake from Whole Foods Market



It's Mardi Gras time in New Orleans - and that means 
Parades, Music, and of course - KING CAKE!

As a child, my experiences with King cake was just what we refer to today as "Traditional" but now King Cake flavors have really stepped up a notch and Whole Foods Markets have taken on the challenge as well!



In browsing the King Cake section of the Bakery, I noticed there are FIVE flavor options this year:

Cinnamon (Traditional)
Pecan Praline
Cream Cheese
Raspberry Cream Cheese
and CHANTILLY!

If you have had a Chantilly cake from Whole Foods before, you know why I put that one in caps...I mean take Chantilly Cake (berries and chantilly icing) and add King Cake - a whole new world opened up for me! I am hosting a GIVEAWAY below for TWO lucky New Orleanians to receive a FREE King Cake of their chose - scroll down below to enter!

Giveaway #2 ends Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at midnight - ENTER TO WIN HERE!


UPDATE: Whole Foods/Metairie (Veterans Blvd) ONLY is now doing vegan king cakes with a 24-hour advance order required! See Bakery for more info!

Let's talk PRICE

ALL flavors (stuffed or regular cinnamon) are VERY Reasonable priced at $14.99 for a whole king cake

OR you can buy it by the slice ($2.79 each) so you have the chance to try a little bit of EACH FLAVOR!


Let's Talk TASTE

I got to try the Cinnamon, Pecan Praline and Chantilly flavors and they were all melt in your mouth amazing!  And they might just be a bit healthier for you - All Natural and Preservative Free - but that does not effect the taste at all!

The Cinnamon tasted like a homemade cinnamon roll!  The Chantilly - well I think you get my love for the Chantilly already - imagine rolling the berries and chantilly icing into one and then adding King cake = DIVINE!

Pecan Praline wasn't overly sweet - with a hint of praline taste and the tiny pecan bits added just enough for those who are a bit "nutty"



As a side note, the king cake baby is also phthalate-free plastic (I wouldn't expect anything less from Whole Foods!)

And the next morning, I popped a slice in the microwave for 20 seconds and it tasted just as FRESH as when I first got home!

Let's Talk LOCATION

Whole Foods King Cakes are sold in our local locations (Magazine Street in New Orleans - Veterans Blvd in Metairie - Corporate Blvd in Baton Rouge - and Broad Street in New Orleans)

Nationally- you can buy them at many Whole Foods locationsSo let your friends know - and they can pick up locally and don't have to pay shipping!


Southwest: All stores in Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas
Rocky Mountain: All stores in Colorado, Kansas, Idaho, Utah and New Mexico
Southern Pacific: All stores in Nevada, Southern California, Arizona and Hawaii
Mid-Atlantic: All stores in Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and District of Columbia
Florida: All stores
North Atlantic: Most stores in Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island
Northeast: All stores in New York and New Jersey
South: Most stores in Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia
Mid-West: Nearly all stores in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, and Canada

The United Kingdom, Pacific Northwest and Northern California regions do not carry king cakes.

The king cakes at Whole Foods Market Southwest stores are sourced from a regional bakery.

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If you haven't been to Whole Foods in awhile, I encourage you to stop in soon - and grab a king cake or two while you are there!  Whole Foods truly has created an EXPERIENCE for you while grocery shopping - you can even grab a cup of coffee and chat with a friend for a while!

Don't know the facts about ORGANIC - non-GMO products - Sustainable Seafood? Ask the staff, they would LOVE to help you out!

I also encourage you to stop by the chair massage area near the exit doors as well (at select stores only) - I told you, it is an experience in a Whole Foods kind of way!


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GIVEAWAY ALERT!


Whole Foods Market has given me a FREE KING CAKE to giveaway to TWO lucky winners!  Winner will be chosen at random and winner can pick up at either the Veterans Blvd, Broad St or Magazine St location.  King cake must be picked up before February 5, 2016

Giveaway #1 ends Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at midnight
Giveaway #2 ends Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at midnight - ENTER TO WIN HERE!
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NOTE: All opinions listed above are my own. King cakes were provided by Whole Foods Market for review and giveaway purposes.

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8 comments:

  1. Thank you tiffsdeals for all of the awesome finds.

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  2. Thank you tiffsdeals for all of the awesome finds.

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  3. Thanks for all the giveaways and all the deals you post, they have come in handy on one than more occasion! ☺
    Candy Longworth

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  4. Yes, I have grocery shopped at Whole Foods before.

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  5. I shop at Whole Foods frequently. Only place I can find some items for my food allergy family members.😉

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  6. Would love to taste a whole foods king cake. I CAN'T WAIT. Yum-O!!!

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  7. I have shopped at Whole Foods before. Wish we had one in the Dell. - Liz Lauricella

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  8. I love shopping at Whole Foods and wish that I could shop there more! Kris Rainer

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