Sweet in the Heat: New Orleans’ Own Southern Candymakers Busy at Work Creating Decadent Treats that Stand up to Summer Temperatures

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Southern Candymakers, New Orleans premier gourmet candy company, has declared victory over the sweltering summer heat with an array of treats that satisfy and retain their integrity under the harshest atmospheric conditions.

The Best Pralines in the South

Southern Candymakers - New Orleans, LA

What a disappointment it is to savor those moments alone with a long-anticipated treat only to reach into pocket or handbag and withdraw a sodden, melted, river of goo. For nearly 20 years Southern Candymakers has been slogging through summers on the same New Orleans French Quarter street corner and certain wisdoms have been gleaned. The New Orleans candy company has declared victory over the heat with an array of treats that satisfy and retain their integrity under the harshest atmospheric conditions. (To clarify, we have not subjected our candies to torture under a hammer nor have we tossed them into a tropical cyclone but we know they will not melt in the glove compartment.)

Like all of the New Orleans candy confections at Southern Candymakers the beat-the-heat candies —award-winning pralines, numerous flavors of hand-made fudge, and luscious caramel— are crafted in small batches with absolutely no preservatives so quantities are very limited.

When blazing temperatures are not an issue, we have plenty of chocolate-y goodness including artisanal truffles, tortues, buttery toffee, and much, much more.

About Southern Candymakers:
Founded in 1992 by Pete Tompkins and Chuck Williams, Southern Candymakers crafts all delicacies, including pralines, to order. Bon Appetite magazine named Southern Candymakers a “Not to Miss” destination when visiting New Orleans, saying we “Make the Best Pralines.” From the very beginning we have been showered with the high praises of our customers' ooh's and aah's followed by comments like "this is the best I have ever tasted," or "these are even better than my mama's!” The judges at the Atlanta Gourmet Show agreed and gave our Creamy Pralines the Best Candy Award.

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