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Mardi Gras – Purple, Green and Gold

There is a special mania surrounding the Mardi Gras (French for Fat Tuesday) season of celebrations emanating from its epicenter in New Orleans and spreading across the globe. These celebrations which culminate on Fat Tuesday, the day before the traditional Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the Lenten season, are bright, bawdy and maybe even a bit outrageous.  In the days leading up to Fat Tuesday there are lots of parades, costume parties and loads of decorations – most with the purple, green and gold theme.  There is much throwing of strands of beads and flashing of bare chests.

 It is said that the traditional colors of Mardi Gras – Purple, Green and Gold were selected in 1872 based on a suggestion from a visiting Russian Grand Duke because the colors evoked the heraldry of royalty.  Twenty years later the colors were affirmed with symbolic meaning that lasts to this day:  Purple – Justice, Green – Faith, Gold – Power.  

At Cravings Gourmet Popcorn we honor the season and the colors with our own Mardi Gras flavors which will be Plum (Purple) Lime (Green) and, Pineapple (Gold).  Be sure to come in and sample the flavors of Mardi Gras individually or in combination.  We think you’ll like the sweet and tangy combination.

Get in early to because after Fat Tuesday (February 12th) we give up the flavors for Lent!

Cravings Gourmet Popcorn is located in Old Town Lansing, the hippest area of Lansing, Michigan.  Cravings Gourmet Popcorn can be purchased online and shipped to anywhere nationwide.

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