Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Candy of Savannah, Savannah, Georgia, USA
French settlers in New Orleans are reputed to have brought pralines to America. Folks in the South used pecans instead of almonds and also added milk or cream and thus was born the well known praline of today. They make them here in Savannah (and give out free samples).
Scooping out the warm mixture to cool and harden on the marble slab.
Ready for sale.
Pralines with a nice big blob of dark chocolate.
And they make taffy, too! It was soft and smooth - not like the nasty hard tooth-filling-pullers I remember from my youth. The machine that shapes, cuts and wraps the pieces shown here was
99-years old and still cranking out the candy.