On the banks of the Chattahoochee River in Southeastern Alabama, overlooking Lake Eufaula and West Georgia sits the historic town of Eufaula.
Hugh Sparks, Jr. began buying and selling pecans in Eufaula, AL during the 1930′s. He bought a building originally built in the 1800′s as a blacksmith shop and made it home to Superior Pecans. For the first couple of years, he bought pecans from locals, sorted them by type and size, and resold them to people north of the Mason Dixon Line. In time, Mr. Sparks began processing his own pecans.
As the pecan industry began to grow, Mr. Sparks saw a need for a unique product to ensure future business. He began packaging the finest mammoth pecan halves in clear plastic tins for sale as corporate and personal gifts. These pecans were not simply poured into containers but hand stacked by employees, creating an impressive pecan gift unique to Superior Pecans!
In August of 2011, the Shoffit family, who have resided in Eufaula for 10 years, purchased Superior Pecans & Gifts. Jan, Brad, Anthony, Mike, and Emmy all play a part in running the business.
The order comes in a decorative tin (not pictured) and includes 2 lbs. of cajun spiced pecans, perfect for anyone that has a little Louisiana in them. Great down by the bayou or just at home. Check out Superior’s Roasted Pecans as well!
Who: Superior Pecans
Where: Eufaula, Alabama
Why: You’re not just buying (and devouring) pecans…you’re experiencing a little bit of Alabama history.
You Should Know: Today, their Handstacks, Flavored Pecans, Candied Pecans, and Gourmet Goodies are sold and shipped all over the world.
Small Stuff: 2 lb. tin; Ships in 3-5 days via USPS; $11