For 80 years, Aunt Sally’s has crafted the perfect New Orleans pralines by hand at our historic French Quarter location. Our family started with a copper pot, a historic recipe, and a single store in 1935.
Since then, with the addition of our St. Charles Avenue location and our online store, families all over the world have enjoyed Aunt Sally’s sweet treats and gourmet gifts.
Our kitchens have grown, but our methods have not changed. We believe some things are simply better when you take the time to do them right.Our History →
History of Halloween You probably know that Halloween is a centuries-old tradition. But do you know how many of our current Halloween customs may be directly descended from the holiday’s ancient Celtic roots?For example... In medieval Scotland, Ireland, and Wales, the end of the harvest season marked a time when spirits could more easily enter the human world. Jack-o’-lanterns were traditionally carried to ward off evil spirits — and before we carved them from pumpkins, we carved them from turnips! People dressed in costume, blackened their faces or wore masks to emulate the spirits they believed in. Even the question “Trick or treat?” has roots in the medieval practice of “mumming,” or the seasonal performance of folk plays. It was...