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!
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