Swint's Pecans & Candies is famous for the finest quality fudge, pralines, divinity, milk chocolate, white chocolate, orange coconut, pecan rolls with nougat, "Sweet Dreams" (french-fried pecans dipped in white chocolate), plain pecan halves, french-fried pecans, cinnamon sugar and spice pecans, and much more!
The business has new owners, but has been in existence since 1925. Swints has been featured on CNN, Atlanta Magazine, Macon Magazine, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Griffin Daily News, Barnesville Herald-Gazette, and many others.
HISTORY OF SWINT’S PECANS & CANDIES
Previously owned by three generations, Swint’s is sheltered beneath the pecan trees in a bend in the road. Shadows of the past hint at its former life as a filling station, but the pumps are now gone. Only the oil stains in the concrete remain of the days when flashy automobiles with Northern license plates regularly lined up to fill their tanks with gasoline and satisfy their cravings for the smooth confections from Swint’s.
While time has changed the landscape and the traffic, it hasn’t changed the nation’s affection for the confections concocted in the back room of Swint’s.
Ida Mae Woodall Swint founded the business out of necessity over 75 years ago. Why not, she reasoned, use the pecans (that were readily available) to make mouth -watering pralines to tempt tired drivers on their long trek south.
The result has taken legendary proportions that have spanned generations of Swint family members including W.K. “Ink” and Marie “Doodle” Swint, all the way to grandson Ken Grant, and delighted thousands of loyal consumers with their unique creations.
Portions of this history is derived from an article written by Jennifer Allen in the Griffin Daily News