After having dinner at The Star Steak and Lobster House, we decided to explore the French Quarters to find some dessert.
Thank goodness it had stopped sprinkling. Of course we didn’t bother packing an umbrella for our trip. Sadly, rain isn’t something people from Los Angeles are usually prepared for. Good thing we both wore jackets that had hoods.
We didn’t have to walk far before we saw the sign for Southern Candymakers. Best pralines?? Is this like World’s Best Coffee from the movie Elf? We had to go in and check it out ourselves.
One of the first signs we saw was their Original Creamy Praline that won “Best of the USA,” voted by Bon Appetit magazine. They actually did win a title for “Best Pralines.”
We decided to and order a box of pralines to bring back to the hotel. The great thing is that you could mix and match the flavors and create your own signature box.
While they were getting our box ready, I decided to walk around the store to explore. Besides the long glass candy display, the shelves were also jam packed with taffy, blocks of fudge, boxes of packaged chocolate sets, and of course lots and lots of fresh pralines cooling on their trays.
As we were leaving, I watched a candy maker pour chocolate into molds. She was so steady with the tray and filled each cavity of the mold to the brim. Such skill! Of course one cannot watch chocolates being made without remembering the famous chocolate scene from I Love Lucy. Oh Lucy, you soo crazy… :D