We just got back from a week in New Orleans. our goal was to determine who made the best pralines. We are pralines in restaurants, from street vendors and from stores, some which sold only praline candy, and other which sold books, ingredients and pralines. We found the best pralines (we liked the creamy ones best) and pecan bark at Leah's Pralines on St. Louis St. in the French Quarter. If you're in New Orleans--check them out!!! WARNING: do not go in that store hungry! It's a full scale confectioner and everything looks and tastes heavenly!