NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With their purple, gold and inexperienced colours and toy infants hidden inside, king muffins are staples of Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans, however apparently they’re additionally invaluable sufficient to steal — at the very least this time of 12 months through the Carnival season.
A thief stole seven king muffins — about as many as he may carry — throughout a break-in final week at a New Orleans bakery. The thief additionally took money and a case of vodka from Bittersweet Confections final Wednesday, in keeping with New Orleans Police Division.
“Our king muffins are simply that good,” the bakery wrote on social media. “However please come and buy one throughout our common retailer hours.”
Whereas it’s a secular celebration, Carnival in New Orleans — and world wide — is strongly linked to Christian and Roman Catholic traditions. The season begins on Jan. 6, the twelfth day after Christmas, and continues till Mardi Gras, generally known as Fats Tuesday, which is the ultimate day of feasting, consuming and revelry earlier than Ash Wednesday and the fasting related to Lent.
King muffins are among the many meals most related to Carnival in New Orleans. The rings of pastry are adorned with purple, inexperienced and gold sugar or icing, and so they usually have a tiny plastic child hidden inside as a prize.
One wisecracker responded to the bakery’s social media publish with a tongue-in-cheek false-admission that he was the thief.
“It was me. …I’m holding all 7 infants hostage till I get a lifetime provide of King Muffins from you yearly,” the person posted.