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What Really Goes With A Mardi Gras King Cake Latte? Small City Chronicles!

What Really Goes With A Mardi Gras King Cake Latte?
What Really Goes With A Mardi Gras King Cake Latte? Small City Chronicles!

When I think of Mardi Gras, anything I think of Louisiana, Mainly New Orleans.
You know the small town that has beignets, hot coffee, gumbo, and everyone gathering in the streets to throw purple and gold beads.

So, it is not uncommon to see gold and purple as soon as you hit the state line of  Louisiana.
Oh, and it is not uncommon to find those Mardi Gras flavors in coffee, tea, cakes, and even biscuits. Oh, how my mouth is watering right now. But, I have to be honest; I am not in Nawlins at the moment. Oh, but I am still in the Bayou, where the Mardi Gras tradition runs deeper than the red river.

So, when I made it to the boot city of Shreveport, I knew I wanted to get my hands on everything that had Mardi Gras written all over it. 
I know you may be thinking what really goes with a Mardi Gras King Latte.

Well, let me tell you right now.

Tangie Bell trying a Mardi Gras King cake and Latte : City Diaries
 First, you need to know what flavor you want. It can be tricky because it varies from cinnamon, cheesecake, and even sweet mama sugar. It all depends on your taste buds and what you really want when its time to consume the great flavors of Mardi Gras.

Enjoying A day at the coffee house PJ's in Bossier City Louisiana
 Now let's be clear Louisiana is known for the locals being friendly, family food and lots of country folks laughing. So, to enjoy a taste of that kind of love and history, one would need a conversation buddy. A person who enjoys favorable coffee and some good ole' gossip. A woman can never go wrong with those two combinations. 
Tangie Bell sharing her over something Outfit of the day at the coffee house
 Oh, and can we talk about dressing up a little for the Mardi Gras king. You see, the food and drinks are so pretty you will want to stop and take a selfie with your drink and pastry. Now, I am from the country, so it is A-ok to wear sweats and a T-shirt. But when traveling, you might wanna put on a little something just in case some hometown folks want to take a quick picture for their wall. You see, locals know travelers, but in my case, I always run into someone I haven't seen in two decades.

So, when I go home, I want to wear something casual and comfortable at all times. That is why I am wearing my army green utility jumper, with my vintage-inspired blouse, paired with my orange thrifted 70's bag and my brown open-toed shoes. Did I nail this look or what?

It is simple, chic, and classy, yet wearable for coffee in the city.

PJ's king cake and iced coffee visit while on road trip through Bossier City Louisiana
 You do not have to be a Louisiana local to enjoy that creamy taste of eating King cake. The flavors are endless, and it can be found on every knick and cranny corner in the south.
Woman enjoying PJ's ice coffee in Bossier City Louisiana
While on my recent road trip, I had a chance to try PJ's coffee house in Bossier City, Louisiana. And I must say it was absolutely amazing to have laughs and coffee with my loved ones.

Good food and eats are one thing I miss about being back in my home city. Although I have moved away, it is always good to go back and enjoy my family roots.

There you have it all the things that go with Mardi Gras King Cake Latte.

Have you ever had a King Cake Latte?

At the end of the day, it always feels good to go back home for laughs, food, and a little bit of festive Mardi Gras.

Until Next Time See Ya In A Bit!

xo Tangie


  1. Sweet bonding and a lovely cafe!! Love it!!


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