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RidingForAFall
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McKenzie's Bakery


Does anybody know what happened to them? The talk of Randazzo's kingcakes got me thinking of back home and the memories of going to McKenzie's with my dad when I was a kid. Never got the story...






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andouille
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They went out of business about 10 years ago. A lot of people loved their products, I thought it was more nostalgia than quality. They basically failed to modernize, the outlets looked like they belonged in the 50's, it seems when things got tight they didn't rotate stock as much.

My wife loved those little white pecan cookies with the dollop of chocolate on them. The last king cake I got from them was so dry it took a gallon of milk to wash down a slice.






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RidingForAFall
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I thought it was more nostalgia than quality


Same thing here...just nostalgia. Speaking of which, I used to get those cookies your wife liked ("turtles" I believe they were called) whenever I would go with pops.



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andouille
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You're right, their fastest moving item was called a turtle.





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LSUZombie
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cinnamon rolls and blackout cakes





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TigerintheNO
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big problem was employee theft





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RidingForAFall
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You're right, their fastest moving item was called a turtle.
Totally missed the irony when I wrote it...LOL






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Benchwarmer
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when traveling home from NO, we would stop at 5 or 6 stores just to bring home 3 or 4 packs of fresh Broadway Rolls. 1 to eat and 3 to freeze.





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Tiger Attorney
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Creole Creamery is doing a McKenzie flavor ice cream month...I would guess some flavors may be buttermilk drop, king cake and turtle.





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RidingForAFall
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Creole Creamery is doing a McKenzie flavor ice cream month


Seriously???






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CrazyTigerFan
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Some (but not all) of the Tastees in town have bought some of the old McKenzie's recipes. They are still making Cinnamon Rolls, Buttermilk Drops, and some other items (not the petit fours or turtles, unfortunately).

The Tastee on Clearview has Buttermilk Drops. They're not quite as good as they used to be, but they're passable for a fix at the least.






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Poodlebrain
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I get a hankering for the cinnamon rolls every time I drive past that Tastee on Clearview. Thank goodness it's not too often I get down that way.





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Tiger Attorney
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Seriously???


Heard it on Informed Sources on PBS...haven't gotten there yet though...please report back if you do.






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Tiger Attorney
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Just checked there website...the flavors that are McKenzie's are doberge and buttermilk drop...I didn't see any others...they usually have about 4-5 new per month.\

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busbeepbeep
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Tastee also sells the McKenzie's King Cake.





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RidingForAFall
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Gracias!





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Stadium Rat
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McKenzie's filed a bankruptcy a few years back and I was at the hearing. After the thing was done, I had a chance to talk to the trustee. I offered him $50 for he Blackout Cake recipe, but he never called me. Tastee bought at least some of the recipes, but I don't think they sell Blackout Cakes.
Rouse's sells a pretty good one, though.



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Afreaux
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Does anybody know what happened to them?


They were a sub-par bakery compared to other NOLA bakeries. Only reason I ever bought anything from them was convenience of location.

Antoine's Bakery > All NOLA Bakeries






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ChenierauTigre
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Their cinnamon rolls were so good. Afreaux, are you Puerto Rican?





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Afreaux
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Their cinnamon rolls were so good. Afreaux, are you Puerto Rican?


One side of my family is from Cuba.






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