People are fascinated with Louisiana’s music, food, history, and the fleur de lis. So let us help bring some Louisiana culture to your home. Whether it’s gumbo mix, beignet mix, Cajun music, hot sauce, alligator head, Christmas ornament, fleur de lis home décor, or freshly made fudge and pralines, Louisiana Purchase is your source for Louisiana culture and southern hospitality.
The excitement we feel when we step into a shop and the air is filled with the aroma of fresh chocolate stirring in the kettle. At Louisiana Purchase we celebrate the kid in all of us with over 15 flavors of fresh from the kettle fudge. We take great pride in our fudge and that is why we use nothing but the finest ingredients including fresh cream, butter, and wonderful Louisiana pecans.
The Praline is known in the U.S. as a delicious Creole candy consisting of pecans, sugar, butter, and cream. During the 19th century French settlers brought this recipe to Louisiana where both sugar cane and pecan trees were plentiful. New Orleans chef’s substituted pecans for almonds, added cream to thicken the confection and thus created what became known throughout the American South as the Praline!
There are two common pronunciations of praline the usual pronunciation in the Southern United States is PRAW-leen while in other parts of the country PRAY-leen is the more commonly accepted pronunciation.
At Louisiana Purchase we celebrate the great history of the PRAW-leen by continuing to make them with fresh cream, butter, sugar and Louisiana pecans.