It’s a problem many Coast residents face every year — what do you do with the 60-plus pounds of Mardi Gras beads you caught at one of the many parades in South Mississippi?
Beginning Thursday, you can trade your beads in for king cakes — the gold standard in Mardi Gras treats.
The Advocate reports Crown Royal will have a pop-up store in downtown New Orleans just outside Harrah’s Casino on the corner of Canal and South Peters streets. Part of the pop-up will be an exchange of Mardi Gras beads for a king cake from Gambino’s Bakery in New Orleans.
And what’s the going rate on the beads-to-king cake trade? Three pounds of beads will get you a free king cake. Crown Royal plans to give away about 1,000 king cakes a day.
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The exchange runs Feb. 23-26 and is open to people 21 and older.
750,000Number of king cakes consumed annually in New Orleans during Carnival seasonEpicurious.com
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