Pecan Praline, Made in USA
The French in Louisiana used the pecans in pralines, the predecessor to caramel. Melt-in-your-mouth sweet and delicious, this treat comes fresh from a circa 1880s family-owned pecan grove in Texas. 4-oz heat-sealed bag with the history on the label.
A Bit of History
The French brought the praline to Louisiana in the 1700s – enterprising Creole women sold them on street corners in New Orleans. The pecan goes further back: Algonquins, among other Native Americans, relied on the nut because it was bountiful, flavorful and easy-to-carry. In the mid-1800s, Antoine, an enslaved gardener in Louisiana, first determined how to graft a particularly hardy pecan tree, making wide-spread propagation of the tree possible. Today, the popularity of the pecan in the U.S. is second to only the peanut – which is actually a legume.