Random Louisiana Things You Totally Should’ve Ordered On Amazon Prime Day, But Probably Didn’t
Amazon Prime Day is July 11, 2017 - but you probably forgot that, didn't you? Don't worry. We've got you covered.
There really is no other state like Louisiana, and no other marketplace like Amazon. You can basically buy anything there, including these really random Louisiana items.
We poked through the online retailer to see what we could find, and we weren't disappointed. Each one of these items is available through Amazon Prime, even after Prime Day is over.
Louisiana Cookie CutterPrice: $4.62
I love cookies. Seriously, I have a problem. I'm pretty much Cookie Monster without the blue fur, but not for lack of trying. Christmas and Girl Scout Cookie time are my danger seasons, but I'm pretty much a menace all year round when it comes to the little round circles of joy.
Wait. Did I say round? Because here's something to change things up: a state of Louisiana cookie cutter, which is pretty amazing.
While I worry that some of the fiddly bits around New Orleans might be hard to get out of the cookie cutter intact, it doesn't really matter. Eating a cookie in the shape of our great state would be a fun time, even with bits broken off here and there.
The only question is, what kind of cookies should I make with it? Does Louisiana have a state cookie?
LSU Fidget SpinnerPrice: $7.41
If you don't know what a fidget spinner is, I don't know what you're doing with your life. The dang things are literally everywhere now. Seriously, you could probably go to the most remote corner of the world and find a tribe of people previously untouched by civilization - and they'd all be sitting around the campfire, playing with fidget spinners.
Why not join the craze in Louisiana style, with your very own LSU-themed spinner?
All the cool kids are doing it. Don't you want to be cool, too?
Louisiana Cutting BoardPrice: $19.99
Louisiana, more than any other state in the country, is known for its cuisine, so if there's a better way to prepare your food than on a cutting board shaped like our great state, I don't know what it is.
In a book about a fictional version of Louisiana he called Genua, Sir Terry Pratchett once described our cuisine more accurately than anyone I've ever heard:
The point was that a good Genuan (Louisianan) cook could more or less take the squeezings of a handful of mud, a few dead leaves and a pinch or two of some unpronounceable herbs and produce a meal to make a gourmet burst into tears of gratitude and swear to be a better person for the rest of their entire life if they could just have one more plateful.
Ain't that the truth?
LSU Cheerleader BarbiePrice: $9.63
If there's one thing anyone who has ever lived in Louisiana loves more than our food, it's LSU. Now you can take the magic of a really good Tigers cheer with you wherever you go, thanks to this unique Barbie doll.
She comes dressed in her team uniform, and even has purple and gold pompoms to really get you in the winning spirit.
Why not buy one to sit next to you on the couch while you watch the game on TV? Your team spirit could very well be the tipping point the Tigers need one day.
Don't let them down.
Saints Car Air FreshenerPrice: $8.95
Does your car smell like you drive past refineries all day because that's exactly what you do since this is Louisiana? No worries!
With this special air freshener, you can transform that uniquely-Louisianan scent of swamp moss, refinery burn-off, and whatever that smell is that drifts over from Texas whenever the wind is right (we think it has something to do with cows) into glorious, refreshing vanilla.
Sure, it might make you hungry for baked goods or maybe a good beignet, but that shouldn't be a problem.
Laissez les bons temps rouler!