Our Pecan story began…
In 1699, French explorers were shown a shortcut along the Mississippi River enabling them to bypass a 14-mile bend in the river. The shortcut eventually became the main channel of the mighty Mississippi River, leaving behind a beautiful ox bow lake called “Fausse Riviere,” now known as False River. This point where the Mississippi River cut away from its main channel and forever changed its course was named POINTE COUPEE – French for “cut point.”
The fertile alluvial soils surrounding this False River hold a treasure which is still cherished today – the native pecan. These majestic trees, some hundreds of years old, are one of the secrets of our unique Pointe Coupee Pecan Candy, along with our special glazing process which dates back to the early settlers of this region. We assure you no “shortcuts” are taken in the preparation of our Pointe Coupee Pecan treats.
Pointe Coupee Pecan has been a family owned and operated business since 1990 and continues to serve a growing number of satisfied customers. We are located in South Louisiana between the Mississippi & Atchafalaya Rivers – one of the most fertile pecan growing regions in North America. Our family has been in the pecan industry for over 100 years and we bring this enthusiasm and knowledge to each of our tasty pecan treats.
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