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Monday, November 29, 2010


Did you know that we make our pralines in two sizes. We make them small and we make them large. No matter which size you want for yourself or as a gift -they are made fresh and shipped out the day they are made for you. We especially like the traditional praline. They contain no dairy or gluton yet they are smooth and delicious. We've been making them this way since 1935!

We'll box them up and dress up the box for you- we'll even add a personalized card with you personal message on it. We feel so strongly that you will enjoy our pralines that we will refund your purchase price if you really do not like them. They make the perfect holiday gift.

Here are some tips about pralines that you may not know.

Our pralines freeze very well. Simply put them in the freezer , box, bag and all. The sealed bag will collect a little moisture over time but that is no problem.. Remove them from the bag and let them come to room temperature and their great.

If a praline breaks, just put it over ice cream. They make a wonderful topping.

You can break our pralines up and put them in your sweet potatoes. While the potatoes are baking they will absorb that grand sweet and nutty flavor.

Now here's a tip for those of you who are making your own pralines for the holiday- if it's damp just cook them to a degree or two higher. If you don't they may never get hard for you!

And, don't forget our chocolates. We make a really great rocky road . Our chocolate is smooth and delicious. You will not ever be dissapointed in this candy or any of the other chocolates we make. We have named our version of heavenly hash and rocky raod Lou-se-Anna Marshmellow after the marshlands of our state. It's made with Chocolate, Marshmellews and pecans for your enjoyment. We hope you will try some.
Some of the other chocolates we make are City Park Turtles, Street Cars, (chocolate, caramel and pecans), Pecan clusters etc. Some are milk chocolate and some are dark chocolate. Just let us know your preference.
Have a sweet day!,
Mary Lou

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Holiday Shopping

Holiday shopping is as easy as 123 on our website. The earlier you shop the better. Please remember that we have had to turn some of your orders down for pralines the past view years.
The reason for this is that we do not cook our candies in advance. They are made fresh everyday. We are a small company who does produce a large amount of candy-pralines and chocolates-at this time of the year particularly! We hate to disappoint anyone so please get your orders in as soon as you can. REMEMBER- YOU CAN ORDER NOW AND HAVE IT SHIPPED CLOSER TO THE HOLIDAY. SIMPLY TELL US IN THE COMMENT SECTION OF THE ORDER FORM THAT IT IS A HOLIDAY ORDER AND YOU WANT IT SHIPPED CLOSER TO THE HOLIDAY.

We have stocked a good number or childrens books that we believe would make wonderful gifts. If there is a particular book you want and do not see it on our site just e mail us or call and we will try to get it to you.

Also, this year we have not listed all of our larger baskets but if you tell us in an e mail what you want to spend we will gladly put one together for you.

If you wish to purchase a large quantity of boxed candy or gift baskets just give us a shout out and we will be happy to get them shipped out for you.

Please remember to let us know in the comment section of the order form just what you would like us to put on the gift card to those you have chosen to ship to through Old Town.

Wedding umbrellas in December will require at least a 7 workday notice.

Many thanks to all of you that shop with all year long. We always appreciate your business!

Large multiple orders can be discounted. So give us a call.

From all of us down here at Old Town we wish you and yours a safe and happy Holiday Season!!

Mary Lou

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Black Friday Sale

Here's a Black Friday deal for you from all of us at Old Town. Come by our store between 10 A.M. and 5 P. M. on Friday the 26th of November and make a purchase and we will give yu a 10% discount on your entire purchase! The only exclusion on the discount is on any postage fees on items you may purchase for us to ship out for you. If you are ordering online simply mention this blog and we will mail you a check for the 10% discount amount along with the item you buy. If you are mailing the item you purchase as a holiday gift just tell us in the comment section of the order and we will mail it out later as a holiday order. Have fun shopping

Mary Lou

Saturday, February 27, 2010

"MeeMaw Swallows Mardi Gras" is the latest book creation by Joanne Mehrtens and Pat Roig.
Their new book has our two favorite New Orelans roaches, Ralph and Roxanne, trying to get their MeeMaw to understand just what Mardi Gras is all about. As the Reroach Brass Band plays their way through the parade season Mee Maw eats her way through it. It seems that no matter what Ralph or Roxanne bring her she just swallows it and still doesn't know what the celebration is all about. She finally get it when they bring her a ---no, I'm not going to say it. You will have to read the book to know what she swallowed that really told her what Mardi Gras.
The illustrations are great and will give kids from everywhere the chance to see Mardi Gras delightfully portrayed through their crayola drawings. The story is written in such a way that ,once again, children everywhere will know easily about all the things that make our Mardi Gras so much fun.
If you buy this book it will be just as delightful if you read this book to your mee maw or if she reads it to you !

Sunday, January 31, 2010


Tis the season to really celebrate. Going to the bowl , a party or a parade in our town is much more fun with your secondline umbrella. We're making them as fast as we can and we hope y'all have a great time with them. Check them on our website or give us a call and tell us what you want yours to look like. Seed y'all at the big parade!!


Monday, January 4, 2010


Well here we go - It's mardi gras season already. Just wanted to let y'all know that we sell what we think is the best king cake made. It's made for us by the Baker Maid Co., which is one of the oldest bakery families in New Orleans. You may know their fruit cakes by the tin they are in. It's called the Cathedral Tin and their fruit cakes are excellent. I mention this as their tin is so easily recognized in the New Orelans area. They also make liquior cakes for Neiman Marcus.

Last year they approched us about selling their king cakes which they have added to their product line. Once we tasted them we knew that their reputation for selling fine food products was getting even better in their new king cake line.

You will find their cakes listed on our website so that you can send them to all those that you know would enjoy a delicious way to celebrate our special season. If you want you may stop by our shop and pick one up for yourself.

Happy Mardi Gras Y'all