Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Giveaway & Review of Caluda's King Cake


CALUDA's KING CAKE!

Let's face it, King Cake is a staple at this time of year - and it's perfectly acceptable to eat it every day (Don't judge me!)

But there are certain King Cake qualities that really matter - I list my TOP 5 below and Caluda's King Cakes definitely have all the right qualities!  

You can enter to win a FREE Caluda's King Cake to pick up on Lundi Gras morning - scroll down to enter below!

TASTE
I have never had a Caluda's King Cake that I didn't love! This week, I was able to try the "4 De Lis" and I have only great things to say! 4 De Lis has 4 sections - each has their own flavor which is the BEST way to get to try a bunch of them at once!

Inside the 4 De Lis is: Raspberry Cream Cheese ~ Praline ~ Cream Cheese ~ and Apple! And sometimes if you cut the piece just right, you can get HALF one flavor and HALF another flavor in one piece!!!
Praline Filled

I have to say my absolute FAVORITE flavor was the PRALINE! If you could mix pralines and then never let them harden on top of a king cake - that is this flavor! It is very sweet, but not too sweet!

Raspberry Cream Cheese

I will be the first to admit I am not a raspberry fan - BUT when I tried the Raspberry Cream Cheese I loved it! It was not tart and the cream cheese was a perfect mix!

The 4 De Lis King Cake is THE PERFECT King cake to bring to a Mardi Gras Party - gives guests the ability to try so many different flavors - all in one box!


FRESHNESS
Caluda's King Cakes are baked Fresh DAILY in their bakery in Elmwood and it shows when you bite into it! If you keep the king cake in the original wrapped box, you should be able to keep it fresh for up to 5 days...that is, assuming you don't eat it all before that! 


FLAVOR VARIETY
Traditional King Cake - This one comes with the traditional sugar sprinkled about!

Filled King Cakes - The icing is layered on and topped with sprinkles! The look is different and so are the flavors! On a weekly basis, you can choose:

Single Filled: Cheese ~ Praline ~ Apple
Double filled: Praline Cheese ~ Apple Cheese ~ Raspberry Cheese ~ Strawberry Cheese
4 De Lis (a combination of 4 flavors!)


Apple Filled King Cake!

BONUS: Every week there is a special flavor available only for that week! So grab yours while you can! This last week of the Mardi Gras season it is BLUEBERRY CHEESECAKE - sounds YUMMY to me - a Cheesecake King Cake has got to be good! More info on weekly flavors can be viewed HERE


PRICE
I think Caluda's has a great price for the king cake that they offer! And the cost for filled and even double filled king cakes is a small increase so it is well worth the price difference!

Here is the price chart for PICK UP (Shipping costs are additional)


Small King Cake serve 10 to 15$13.95
Medium Plain King Cake serves 20-25     $17.95
Medium Single Filled King Cake$21.95
Medium Double Filled King Cakes$22.95
Large King Cake 30 to 35$22.95
Super King Cake 40 to 45$29.95
Single Fillings: Cheese, Praline, Apple
Double Filled: Praline Cheese, Apple Cheese, Raspberry Cheese, Strawberry Cheese, 4 de Lis- Combo and the weekly special. Not all double filled cakes are available every day.

AVAILABILITY
Caluda's King Cake are locally baked daily during the Mardi Gras season in Elmwood, LA and sold at their bakery location on River Oaks AND lots of local businesses that have limited supply but may be closer to you (including Kenner, Metairie, Westbank, Destrehan, and New Orleans) - CHECK OUT ALL THE PICKUP LOCATIONS HERE

You can also special order King cakes ALL YEAR LONG by calling or placing an order online HERE - they even have LSU and SAINTS inspired King Cakes!



Word to the wise! GO EARLY! The earlier you pick up in the morning the better chance that they haven't already sold out yet!

The day I stopped in the Elmwood bakery location, the line wasn't too long (yet) but I ran into 2 people that I knew! I loved that Caluda's King Cakes can bring a community together and old friends have the chance to catch up in line - all because of their LOVE for a KING CAKE!

And now you can find your LOVE for Caluda's by entering to win a FREE King Cake below!

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GIVEAWAY ALERT!
    Winner will be provided (1) complimentary king cake from Caluda's King Cakes - Medium sized traditional king cake (based on availability)!  King cake must be picked up from the Elmwood Bakery location no later than Monday, February 8, 2016  - pick up must be coordinated in advance with Store Manager.  Giveaways ends  at midnight on Saturday, February 6, 2016.
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NOTE: All opinions listed above are my own. King cakes were provided by Caluda's King Cakes for review and giveaway purposes.

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8 comments:

  1. Never had one before, would like to try pecan praline!

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  2. I've had plenty of their king cakes and they are amazing!!! I would like to try the apple king cake.

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  3. Hope I win!! They have great King cakes!

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  4. My kids and I love Caluda's King Cakes!

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  5. Tried the plain before and definitely want to try more!

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  6. I'm not sure I've tried them before..but it's my favorite time of the yr!!

    Melanie Richard

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  7. I haven't but they look so good my stomach is now growling.

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  8. I've never had a Caluda's King Cake, but I'd love to try it!!!

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