I was doing some shopping last week at the WalMart in the Warehouse District, not too far from my ship, and I began noticing all the great items I wish my WalMarts back home had. So here is a little N'Awlins' shoppin' list that might make you hungry or envious bacause the WalMart where 'yat aint gottem... most likely!
Poor Boy French Bread by Reising Bakery. Traditionally used by many for New Orleans' native sammich the Po' Boy. (Notice their spelling)
King Cake, The season for king cake extends from the end of the Twelve Days of Christmas, through to Mardi Gras day. Unfortunately the baby is in a awkward position. Poor baby, must've wriggled out of the cake on the way to the store.
Community Coffee, next to CDM is the most popular I would guess. Not sure which is the favorite, I suspect this one.
Richard's Andouille Sausage. Pronounced "ree-shards" it is one of the better standard grocery store brands. Can't beat Jacob's in La Place though.
Next is Richard's Boudin. I love boudin and they do a pretty good job with this one!
Creole Cream Cheese an old New Orleans favorite. Only a handful of places make it, Chef John Folse produces this one.
A bag of Zapp's Cajun Craw Tater potato chips. We've covered Zapp's before. They are truly wonderful.
Louisiana Fish Fry Products Brand of Crawfish, Shrimp, and Crab Boil. No mixing just dump it into the water and let'er rip.
Here we have a freezer section full of traditional Cajun and Creole meals, froze harder than Chinese Arithmetic. Never tried them, probably never will.
Here we have an assortment of spices and rubs by our favorite spice mixes like Tony Chachere's, Zatarain's, and Chef Paul Prudhomme to name a few.
I hope you enjoyed this little trip around the New Orleans WalMart. I sure wish we had some of these products. BTW, the Gumbo Crabs and Crawfish Tails by Bernard's are imported from China, I do not endorse nor really recommend them. I can occaisionally get the Crawfish Tails at home, so if I want any at the spur of the moment, it is usually these.
Always try and buy US caught Seafood, specifically Louisiana Seafood. OK, ALabama, Georgia, Mississippi, South and North Carolina, and all the other gulf states, I'm sure have great seafood too! Nothing against the Chinese, as you have heard earlier, they have great Arithmetic!