For Immediate Release
June 22, 2016

Jennifer Brady or MJ Robitaille

National Praline Day at Southern Candymakers 

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana - Southern Candymakers, family-owned candy store in the French Quarter celebrates National Praline Day on Friday, June 24 at their French Quarter stores, 334 Decatur Street and 1010 Decatur Street.

Named after a French diplomat from the early 17th century, the praline word comes from César, duc de Choiseul, comte du Plessis-Praslin. French settlers brought the recipe to New Orleans where it was transformed into a Creole delicacy with pecans rather than almonds. Pralines have been a New Orleans tradition ever since.

National Praline Day Participants who visit the stores are invited to enter a raffle for a free National Praline Day T-shirt and one pound of Original Creamy pralines. Visitors to the stores may receive a free sample and watch as pralines are made fresh and handscooped on to a cool marble slab.

“What sets our pralines apart from the rest is that we use only four ingredients and no preservatives,” Dana Tompkins, Southern Candymakers President stated.

For more information, call 504-523-5544 or visit Southern Candymakers on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

About Southern Candymakers: Open 7 days per week, SCM makes fresh, hand-scooped pralines, small-batch caramel from scratch and many other delectable confections on a daily basis. Candy making may be viewed in-store every day. Store hours are 9am-7pm at 334 Decatur St. and 9am to 6pm at 1010 Decatur St.