When it comes to women’s rights, we’ve come a long way since the United States congress declared August 26th “Women’s Equality Day” in 1971. The day commemorates the ratification of the 19th amendment in 1920, granting women the right to vote. It is also intended as a day to reflect on the progress of women’s rights and to acknowledge the continued path towards equality.
So on August 26th, we want to celebrate Aunt Sally’s history of women by offering Free Shipping on Priority Mail orders of $19 or more.
So what is our history, and what does it have to do with women?
Well, in 1935 Pierre and Diane Bagur founded the company and gave it the name “Aunt Sally’s” to commemorate the history of the praline and the enterprising vendors who sold pralines on the streets of the French Quarter in the 1800’s and 1900’s. Before and after the abolition of slavery, these street vendors were mostly African-American women known as Vendeuses, utilizing their expertise in cooking and selling high-quality, mouth-watering pralines.
These entrepreneurs gave the praline definitive New Orleans fame while also giving it a very important face; the face of women persevering through adversity. This spirit is what Aunt Sally’s Pralines honors.
Over the next four generations, the women of the Bagur family have been hugely instrumental in the growth and success of this wonderful company. What started as a small French Quarter candy shop is today a multi-million dollar, international business, still based in New Orleans, and still owned by Bagur family descendants.
In honor of our history and the many ways that women have made history, this August 26th order yourself or a loved one some Aunt Sally’s Pralines and we will offer you free shipping on priority mail orders of $19 or more.
We've been making Pralines for over 70 years now. Which is your favorite?