parents just came back from new orleans and brought me some pralines, both the mass produced, individually packaged type, and some gourmet candy company type. both were good, but the handcrafted ones were excellent. in my search for a local source of fudge, i did not happen on any pralines, but if you know a place, let me in on it. these were extraordinary and i ate a whole bunch and didn't feel sugar sick. they were soft and crumbly, caramelly, a hint of crystalization, creamy, brown sugary, with a few whole pecans. the entire cluster was large enough to fit in my palm. my favorite was the one dipped in chocolate. decadent!