New Orleans in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Evans Creole Candy Factory
of Louisiana's heritage is the famous
Creole cuisine which produced such
tasty delicacies as the praline, crisp
candy made by adding pecans to boiling
sugar. A similar confection was made
in France with almonds, but when
the Louisiana colonists substituted pecans
for the almonds and used brown sugar rather
than refined sugar, they created an
entirely new candy, a candy that is
distinctively Southern in flavor
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
Location. 29° 57.489′ N, 90° 3.681′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is on Decatur Street near Dumaine Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 848 Decatur Street, New Orleans LA 70116, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Café Du Monde (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The French Market (about 400 feet away); New Orleans (about 400 feet away); Cucullu RowThe Washington Artillery Park (about 500 feet away); Lower Pontalba Building (about 500 feet away); De La Ronde House (about 600 feet away); Woldenberg Riverfront Park (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
Regarding Evans Creole Candy Factory. In the French Market, it was established by Andre Dulac-Evans in 1900. Dulac-Evans began with hand-made pralines, a crisp candy consisting of pecans in boiled sugar. Pralines are said to have originated with French soldier Marshal du Plessis-Praslin's cook, Clément Lassagne in the early 17th century. New Orleanians substituted Lassagne's almonds and refined sugar with pecans and brown sugar to make a uniquely local favorite. In 1968, Jay Cuccia purchased Evans Famous Creole Candies and expanded its operations.
Also see . . . The Story of Evans Famous Creole Candies. Ninety-nine years ago Andre Dulac-Evans began making pralines and other Creole candies.... (Submitted on April 7, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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