About Us

AJ's Gourmet Pralines was started by Ahsaki Jones, a New Orleans native, who wanted to enjoy the sweet flavors of home after moving to Texas.  Her first batches were amateur, but she quickly mastered the technique!  As Ahsaki began to share pralines among friends, they shared them with others.  Requests started coming in for her pralines as she received compliments from all who indulged.  She decided to take her hobby to the neighborhood farmer's market and sold out!  Who would have guessed a little-known family recipe would be enjoyed by so many? 

As much as Ahsaki enjoys making pralines, she loves making customers smile even more!  She strives to offer each customer the ultimate experience and puts her heart into every box.  The praline connoisseur uses a combination of quality ingredients and proven technique to make the classic French Creole candy.      

In her spare time, Ahsaki enjoys reading, gardening, traveling and spending time with family and friends.  Her favorite charities are Abba's House, Dress for Success and Cypress Assistance Ministries.  Ahsaki looks forward to starting a faith-based organization assisting disadvantaged girls someday.  She regularly volunteers and donates pralines and specialty foods to local food pantries so that those in need can experience a gourmet treat.  

You can find AJ’s Gourmet Pralines at local events and festivals in Houston and surrounding areas.  


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