In the heart of Savannah sits City Market, a walking market of shops, restaurants, art galleries and outdoor music venues. It’s a great place to absorb a bit of the city and participate in one of my favorite pastimes – people watching.
If you take your time, you can sample and taste from one end of the market to another. Start at Savannah’s Candy Kitchen, where candy makers demonstrate how they make traditional pecan pralines and cool them on white marble slabs.
Thought to be French in origin, the praline is essentially nuts and a sugary syrup finished with cream. Here in the South eating pralines is almost a rite of passage. You have to eat one, at least once.
For some, this sweet confection is a favorite treat reminiscent of trips to Grandma’s house at the holidays. For others, it’s a once in a lifetime (only) taste. If you don’t like sugar, the ultra-sweet praline isn’t for you. My favorite way to eat the praline is crumbled into homemade vanilla ice cream, but my sweet tooth just isn’t refined enough to eat a whole one!
Savannah’s Candy Kitchen offers candy to satisfy every craving, from ropes of licorice to their legendary gopher turtles to colossal candy apples big enough to feed a few.
Visit Savannah’s Candy Kitchen at locations throughout the south.