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King Cake Burger Debuts for Mardi Gras

NEW ORLEANS -- King cake is a delicious part of the history of New Orleans. So is good food. Now, a Louisiana food truck has decided to combine them both in the form of a king cake burger -- just in time for Mardi Gras.
NEW ORLEANS -- King cake is a delicious part of the history of New Orleans.  So is good food.
Now, a Louisiana food truck has decided to combine them both in the form of a king cake burger -- just in time for Mardi Gras.

Customers love them;
"It's very good. It's very good."
"They refused to give us the recipe."
"That is true."
"I saw it and I was like, I got to try this out."
"I can't wait. That's all I can say I'm excited."

The aroma of a sizzling grill and cheese draped patties promise expected lunch time treats.

But it's topped a bit unexpectedly.  That's not dessert... it's the bun.

This is not your typical burger for you. It's got the purple green and gold sugar. I hear it's got some cheese on the inside and let's find out what it taste like. Actually, it is really tasty.

"This is very good. I don't know if I've had a sweet burger like that with sugar, but, somehow, it works."

"It's different. No it's good. The icing is sweet. The meat is good. The cheese is crunchy. I'd get it again."

Facebook and other social media created a buzz when Food Drunk NOLA posted the new offering on Monday.

"I found them on Facebook."
"It was on Facebook."
"We've been following them on Facebook since yesterday."

It looks like that trend will continue.

"It's a great tool to use. Social media is awesome if it's used correctly."

Facebook got Arkesha Baquet to the CBD from Harvey.

"It looked so good. It really did. I like King cake, I like burgers, so I thought it was the best combination. Oh yeah. It's good. It's good. The sugar and the salt makes it even better."

"You definitely get the crunch of the sprinkles."

"It's delicious. I mean, it's meat, it's cheese, it's king cake. Quintessential New Orleans I think."

Maybe not quintessential, but definitely New Orleans.


(Nicondra Norwood, New Orleans, for CNN)

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