Local Spotlight Tanner’s Pecans and Candies
Do you go nuts for pecans and other sweet treats? Then take a quick trip to Tanner’s Pecans and Candies in Mobile, Alabama, for the homemade taste of pecan anything!
Since 1940, they focus on preparing the tastiest pecans and desserts they can by using high-quality nuts and perfecting their roasting and baking techniques. From candies to pies and cakes, they ensure that their homemade baked goods taste just as good as they look.
Tanner Makes a Fresh Start
B.C. Tanner, Sr., created the B.C. Tanner Pecan Company in 1940 as a family-owned business. The bustling business grew into a full-on pecan processing plant in 1948 to serve their growing number of loyal customers.
Like dancing sugar plums in his head, Mr. Tanner’s son, B.C. Tanner, Jr., dreamed of selling homemade pecan candies and baked goods. In 1990, he constructed a new building complete with a candy kitchen. He produced their inaugural Pecan Pralines and his personal favorite, (and the most popular item for customers) Praline Bits, which are little praline candied pecans.
When he decided to retire in 2001, Danny and Leslie Fox turned their longtime love of Tanner’s into a love for the business. They learned everything about pecan preparation to properly take over the Tanner dynasty.
Now, they create tasty and unique treats and sneak in a newfangled treat twist, like Choco-Chips—their version of chocolate-covered potato chips.
Dipping into Dessert
Enough about the store—let’s dig into the good stuff! Feast your eyes on the dizzying lineup of candied pecans. Flavors like spicy Cinnamon, zesty Orange, rich Butter Rum, and traditional Praline can be packaged together in a Family Favorites pack or Southern Sampler or sent as a gift for someone special. You can buy pecans by the case for the nut lover in your life too.
Drool over pecan desserts like Blue Ribbon Brownies, packed with pecans and coated with decadent chocolate frosting. They also have their luscious Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie for you to sink your teeth into. Turn a dull holiday fruit cake on its head with their pecan-studded Fantasy Loaf, plumped with cherries, pineapple, dates, and coconut.
Don’t stop at the candied pecans, though. Satisfy your sweet tooth with “melt-in-your-mouth” gourmet chocolate draped around a pecan. Milk, dark, white—their pecans dress up in chocolate confectionary style. Mix up your candied pecans and chocolate-layered pecans or bite into a crisp piece of chocolate pecan bark.
Looking for a “healthy” choice? Order up Tanner’s Famous Gourmet Apple, made from a crisp apple with layers of milk and white chocolate, caramel, and pecans. You may need to pop the top button after you indulge.
Go Nuts for Tanner’s Pecans and Candies
If you’re driven nuts for fresh pecan desserts and candies, visit Tanner’s Pecans and Candies. Kosher and sugar-free selections are available. To gaze longingly at their pecan treats, check out their Facebook page!