Old Town Praline is a true New Orleans family-owned and operated candy and gift shop that offers only the finest quality products at their most reasonable cost. At Old Town we have been taking care to offer only quality work at reasonable pricing since 1932. This year as of July 31st. we will become an internet only store. After all these years, we will give up our storefront yet continue to service your needs just as we always have. Nothing in that regard will change. It will all be done by those of us you have meet again and again in our storefront. Our email, and telephone number will be the same. Indeed our family owned operation will continue just as it has in the past.Our family looks forward to continuing to offer all the same services you have become accustomed to. If you live nearby we will deliver to you or to others you wish to give a gift or leave your package at a designated pick up point. And be assured, we will continue to deliver to hotels, hospitals and reception halls. And of course, we are always happy to handle your request for mail orders.
New Orleans Pralines
WHAT IS A PRALINE?
The Praline is a crisp candy made from pecans, brown sugar and cane sugar. This candy has been a favorite in New Orleans, dating back to it French Settlement days. The name praline is derived from that of a French diplomat, Cecur DuPlessis Praslin. It was Marshall Praslin, who, according to tradition first ordered his pecans cooked in sugar, in the belief that served in this fashion, they would not cause indigestion. As Praslin is pronounced “Pra-lin”, that name was adopted as the name of the candy. Pralines have long been a most sought after candy in New Orleans. They are a favorite of both locals and visitors to our city. No visit to New Orleans is complete without tasting this local favorite!