Every year about this time of year, I start sampling different king cakes trying to decide which ones I like the best. This year, I have decided to try to determine if there are trans fats in the cakes while ranking my favs. I can hardly believe people are still using hydrogenated oils since they are so bad that the FDA is about to ban them entirely, but so be it. Here's what I have so far:
Please feel free to write in any of you start to look into this, too.
Whole Foods Market - I had the chocolate king cake and it was okay. The cake itself was a little dry, but the chocolate part was yummy. Overall, their king cake just doesn't stand out. However, no trans fats used, so that's good.
Sucré - I find their king cake aesthetically pleasing, but otherwise dry and underwhelming. I called them to find out about whether they used hydrogenated oils. They were very nice and went to some effort to find out for me. However, the answer was surprisingly YES! So, know that if you eat a sucré king cake you are getting some trans fats. Enjoy the heart disease.
Breaux Mart - Believe it or not, they are y favorite this year. We got the cream cheese stuffed, and it was moist, sweet, and divine. I called the store to find out about the hydrogenated factor and they said they were reading the ingredients, and, in fact, there were no hydrogenated oils in their king cake! This is great news because it is cheap and yummy!
Again, if anyone else cares about this topic, please write in and share your thoughts. I'm really interested in what others think about this.