Subject: D.H. Holmes Recipes
Date: 4/2/2020, 8:23 AM
On 4/1/2020 8:11 PM, Yvette wrote:
I am a native New Orleanian and my Aunt Bernadette used to work for D.H. Holmes.
She was a candy maker that worked for the company over 30 years. She had a personal
book of recipes which included the milk chocolate pecan clusters, the Hulk, and
pecan log candy which she made during Easter season.
My cousin has lost her book to my dismay, but I was told that the old D.H. Holmes
recipe book had these recipes in it. If you could find any of these recipes I would
be most grateful! I’d also be willing to buy a copy of the book if you could track
it down. So far I haven’t had any success! Please let me know.
Wishing you good health!
I cannot find any mention of any of those DH Holmes candies anywhere at all except for the "Hulk Bars". I found
the Hulk bars mentioned in a magazine called "Gambit's Summer Restaurant Guide," published on May 30, 2011. On
Page 24 of that magazine, there is a small mention of a place called "Bittersweet Confections," and it says that
they sell "Hulk Bars" like D.H. Holmes made. See the graphic below, and the magazine is online at: Issuu
The magazine is 9 years old, but "Bittersweet Confections" is still in business. They have a website at
Bittersweet Confections.They have apparently changed
locations since that magazine mention. They are now at:
725 Magazine St., NOLA
7:30am - 2pm Everyday
639 S. Hennessey St.
7:30am - 2pm Everyday
Yvette, I searched for a D H Holmes recipe book, but I cannot find any mention of one. The only recipe book
connected with D H Holmes that I have ever been able to find a mention of is one called "Bayou Banquet: Recipes
from a Potpourri of Cultures" that was issued by the store. It's available at a few used book sites online, I think.
However, the recipes in that cookbook are not the recipes that were used to make the dishes in DH Holmes'
"Potpourri Restaurant." It is simply a cookbook of popular Louisiana recipes. If your cousin ever finds that recipe
book of your Aunt's, I would be immensely grateful if you or she would scan the pages and send them to me.
I have a D H Holmes specific page at: D H Holmes