Louisiana Eats

On Louisiana Eats! NOLA food icon Poppy Tooker takes us into Louisiana's wide open fields, deep waters, bustling markets, and busy kitchens. Poppy's people are carrying on the traditions of Louisiana's wholly local but universally celebrated food, from farm to table, and sometimes barroom! Poppy roams the State to find the folks whose inspiration and innovation are taking the abundant wealth of Louisiana's food culture into the future. Let's eat!

Elmer’s Chocolates – A Louisiana Eats Tricentennial Tribute March 13, 2018

If your childhood was spent anywhere from Beaumont Texas to Mobile Alabama, it’s a good guess your Easter basket was filled with Elmer Goldbricks, Heavenly Hash and Pecan Eggs. 

With a heritage that reaches backt o 1855, Elmer Candy is not only the oldest candy maker in Louisiana, but one of the oldest in the nation. 


On this Louisiana Eats Quick Bite, Rob Nelson, third generation of the company’s second owners, today’s president and CEO of Elmer Chocolates, gives us a tour of the state of the art candy factory, located in Pontachtoula, La.   We’ll learn how annually, the company rolls back 50 years in time to hand produce Louisiana’s beloved Easter eggs.


 Don’t wait for the Easter bunny!  Click here to buy candy directly from Elmer Chocolates.

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