334 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70130
December 28, 2011
I don’t generally consider myself to be a huge fan of candy. Give me a slice of chocolate cake or a donut and I’m in heaven, but candy I can usually take or leave.
That is, I didn’t consider myself a huge fan of candy until I was introduced to the work of Souther Candymakers and, in particular, their rum praline.
Is it traditional? I don’t care. Adding all of that brown sugar and pecan goodness to the flavor of rum is a stroke of unmitigated genius. We stopped three times in a five day period and took home many, many of these little lovelies to the folks back home, all of whom raved.
I also tried their regular praline which, in the rather narrow band of praline flavor, was very good. The sweet potato brought in cinnamon and a surprising bit of sweet potato flavor. But neither comes even close to that rum praline.
It was disappointing to my bank account to find out that they ship all over the US, too. In lieu of flying back for some, I’ll be availing myself of this service very soon.