How much King Cake did you consume this Mardi Gras season?
If it was fewer than 66 different varieties, one New Orleans man has you beat, according to a report from the Mid-City Messenger.
Matt Haines, a Bywater resident, said he tried all 66 King Cakes — from 54 different eateries — this Carnival season for "research purposes." His experience comes with a handy spreadsheet, and ratings for each, he said in the report.
“I didn’t realize how many insane and creative varieties [there are],” Haines said in the report.
Haines spreadsheet, titled "King Cake Goal Tracker" has grades ranging from A+ to B-, with commentary on each.
Those graded with an A+ include Aunt Sally's Pralines; Bittersweet Confections; Croissant D'Or; Dong Phuong Bakery; Emeril's; La Boulangerie; Meche's; and Shake Sugary.
For the full Mid-City Messenger report, click here.