Tuesday, February 25, 2014

If you like pecans, you'll love Priester's

I love pecans.

And I also love sweets that are attached to them.

— Like honey glazed pecans, frosted pecans, white chocolate covered pecans and key lime pecans. The list could go on and on and at Priester’s Pecans in Fort Deposit, AL, it almost does.

The family-owned company has been making scrumptious treats for more than 70 years. And wifey and I get to be enticed about three or four times a year when we pass by their location on Interstate 65 between Mobile and Montgomery. 

That’s the route we usually take on the way to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park or to visit our grandkids.

We don’t always stop. Their offerings are too enticing — and they offer free samples of a variety of pecans which we can’t resist.

But its a good selling point for them, because  after partaking of  a few handfuls here and there, we’re loading up with a variety of bags filled with pecans and candy made with pecans.

The business also offers a wide variety of other candies and nuts along with baked goods, dips and salsas, syrups, smoked turkey, snack mixes and other country store items. They have a food bar (hot lunch from 11 to 2) and cold bar (11 until 3).

Visitors can travel up the stairs or take an elevator to their viewing area where workers are preparing handmade candies, cakes, pies and brownies.

The business is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Next post: March 4, 2014

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