AUSTIN, Texas — Central Texans have seen many businesses shutting down because of the COVID-19 pandemic. KVUE wants to help "Keep Austin local" by highlighting small businesses that might need a little help.
On Wednesday, KVUE stopped by Lammes Candies, an Austin classic that has been around since 1885.
The COVID-19 pandemic forced the candy makers and shop to close for a little bit. Owner Pam Teich said they feel extremely grateful to be open and ready for business. Teich added that they are thankful to their supportive community that helped the local spot stick around.
Keep Austin Local: Lammes Candies
Lammes Candies' most popular item is its Texas Chewie Pecan Pralines, created in 1892 after seven years of recipe testing. The ingredients are still the same. It is described as having a rich, sweet-buttery flavor. Teich said the treats aren’t overly sweet and have a great taste and mouthfeel.
Another popular item at Lammes Candies is its Longhorns, similar to what is commonly known in the candy world as a Turtle. The Longhorns have pecans with caramel and chocolate.
The candies are made in Austin in the Lammes Candies kitchen. The local spot also builds customizable gift baskets and offers seasonal chocolate-covered strawberries.
There are five Lammes Candies locations, and they offer worldwide shipping.