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"Delicious candy is always appropriate."

Business Description
National, year-round shipping via FedEx
Chocolate and Candy make GREAT gifts for friends, loved ones, and coworkers. 
Pralines, Caramels, Toffees, Custom Chocolates, French Quarter Favorites, Sugar Free Candies & MORE!

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TollFree: (800) 344-9773

Pralines, Caramels, Toffee, Chocolates, Original Creamy Pralines, Chocolate Pralines, Chocolate Gift Baskets, Holiday Chocolate Baskets, Candy Gift Towers, Corporate Candy Gifts
Our gourmet caramel is truly a showstopper. Made from scratch in small batches using only fresh ingredients, our caramel is soft and creamy, never hard or chewy like the hard cubed caramels you find in the grocery store. Every chocolate caramel Tortue (a chocolate caramel turtle candy, only with our own French twist) is hand-poured by our chocolate-makers onto a bed of fresh, crunchy pecans, and then either covered in chocolate or left alone to be a plain caramel Tortue, otherwise known as a naked turtle! Whether it’s our chocolate caramel Tortues, chocolate-covered caramel candy patties, our salted caramel peanut pirogues, or the chocolate caramel fudge, the fact that we make every single drop by hand, from scratch, in small batches, never using artificial flavorings or shortcuts, takes each caramel candy we use it in to the next level. 
Our main specialty is our pralines, and there is truly no other confection that says both Southern and New Orleans more than the classic pecan praline. Our original creamy pecan pralines are no stranger to acclaim, from winning the Atlanta Gourmet Show’s Best Candy award to being listed as the best in America by Bon Appétit magazine. Similar to candied pecans, only creamier, pecan pralines resemble a cookie, but are actually a crumbly candy patty we make from fresh cream, butter, sugar, and Louisana pecans. We do have candied pecans, which we call glazed pecans, or else the praline pecans, which are the pecan nut without the praline coating. 
We are happy to do custom orders, and over the years have made many custom labels with personalized logos for clients. We're happy to work with a budget for corporate gifts, weddings, parties or other events. We'll even match your wedding colors to a ribbon to ensure a beautiful presentation. There's nothing like a chocolate fleur de lis or a praline candy favor to add that sweet New Orleans flair to your special day! 
We have a fun and lively atmosphere in our Decatur street shops, and we are happy to invite you in for free candy samples whenever you're in the Quarter. 
Payment method
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Three blocks from Canal St. on the corner of Decatur & Conti, right where the street splits. We're next door to the Bienville House Hotel and across from the Kerry Irish Pub, with front doors on both sides of the block. You can generally find us by smelling the cooking pralines wafting down the block. There's no wrong way into a candy store! 
French Quarter - CBD, French Quarter

Pralines, Toffee, Caramels...So Much Delicious Candy!

Welcome to Southern Candymakers, your favorite family-owned candy store making fresh delicious candy from the French Quarter for the past two decades. When you walk in the door of our Decatur Street shops, the first things you see are our fresh pralines being scooped onto a marble slab, molten hot toffee being expertly dolloped onto parchment. On the other side of the store, you’ll find our chocolate kitchen where you can see our Candymakers pouring out fresh batches of caramel to create our tortues, scooping out hundreds of nut clusters, hand-decorating chocolate frogs and alligators, or dipping the discs of toffee in chocolate and sprinkling them with nuts. Even as our business grows, our methods and our mission remain the same. We promise to bring you the freshest, most delicious candy, all made by hand, from scratch, by people who care. Come see us in the French Quarter and get your own sample of a praline or toffee, perhaps pick up one of our stellar caramels. 

Candy & Confectionery, Chocolate & Cocoa, Gift Baskets, Gift Shops
Other Information

Parking: Street

Bike Parking: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Price Range : Below Average


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