Hands down... this is the best pralines in New Orleans. We tasted pralines at all of the highly rated ("best and award winning") shops in New Orleans. Too sugary and sweet. We stumbled upon Pa Pa Pralines in the Outlet Mall and fell in love. While our favorite flavor is rum raisin... all of their flavors are superb. Creamy and not too sweet. We initially bought about 2 lbs. But after continuing our taste challenge all over the city; we went back to order around 10 lbs to take back to share with all our friends and family. Pa Pa's made a special batch for us and told us to come back later that night. It was still warm when we arrived to pick it up. Days later we have shared with our family and friends and we are all going wild over these pralines. This is the only place in the city to purchase these pralines. They do not even have a website up and running yet. They are so friendly and kind and would make your praline shopping experience pleasurable. We are considering placing an order and having it shipped. After tasting these wonderful pralines... we cannot stop our mouths from watering at the wonderful creamy flavor.
I've been a customer of Swiss going on 15 years. Mr. Bill, Ms. Rhonda & Ms. Laura, are all wonderful, pleasant people. Not only did they help design my wedding, but, they also help design my daughters wedding cake. As you can see, I'm very pleased with Swiss,our cakes are always so fresh, and I always have to order a larger size, because my guest are always looking to take some home. And now we have a whole new generation of cakes being made, from my grandson's baby shower to most recently his 5th birthday (December 16, 2010). Thank you all, for always making our occasions, memberal, even when I wait til the last minute, and you still manage to fit me in, again, thank you.
Swiss Bakery did a wonderful job with both of my cakes. Beauty, fantastic flavor, and elegance was seen and tasted throughout. Swiss Bakery has truely proven that they are the true taste of New Orleans. I recommend them to everyone.