Where to find pecan roll candy?

pecan roll candyNate emails:

One of my favorite childhood treats is a southern tradition: the pecan roll. It's a simple thing--some kind of sugary white stuff rolled in chopped pecans. For years, these could be found near the checkout at most area CVSs. But they stopped carrying them a few years ago. Anyone have any idea where one can purchase a pecan roll in the Albany area these days?

We were not familiar with this particular delicacy, so we did some checking online. From a description at the online Kimball's Candy Shoppe:

Enjoy fresh southern goodness in a sweet-and-salty classic. This nut-loving treat features a fluffy nougat center, wrapped in creamy caramel and plump, premier Georgia pecans. Like the roadside souvenirs you loved as a child, each bite is sweet, crunchy bliss!

Mmm, bliss of the sweet, crunchy variety.

For any sort of retro-type candy our first spot to check is usually the old-school candy section in the back of Saratoga Coffee Traders. After that, maybe of some of the local candy shops -- Krause's, Uncle Sam's, Saratoga Sweets -- might make them.

Got a suggestion for Nate? Please share!

photo: Flickr user revraikes


Cracker Barrel sells pecan logs - I know since I used to work there!

I'm surprised that Vermont County Store does not seem to carry them. They DO carry many wonderful treats from long ago....Turkish Taffy, Necco Wafers, etc. And what's not to love about Cotton Pettipants?


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