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Larry and Emma Janise started Janise’s Grocery in 1974, and today their son, Dwayne, and daughter, Lori, run the family business. The full-service grocery store looks much like any other to a customer walking through the front door, but hiding in the back corner is a deli counter laden with thick links of spicy boudin. Not a fan of boudin links? Buy a pack of boudin balls – sold in threes, piping hot, perfect for a snack on the road. The convenient finger foods are actually more popular than boudin links, say the Janises, because they’re easier to eat while you drive.
The Janise family keeps customer service a priority, and they credit good employees with the success of their grocery. Their boudin recipe is a variation on their mother’s rice dressing, which was always a family favorite a holiday meals. They describe their boudin as “spicy, but not too spicy…just right.” Customers agree.