About Miss D's

Five years after surviving the natural disaster that swept the entire country, proud survivor Ms. Dionne Gant, otherwise known as Ms. D, has established herself in Atlanta  as an old-fashioned candy maker and business owner.
Ms. D has sold her products across the country, but you can  find her original shop right down the street at the Sweet Auburn Market across from Cafe Campesino.

"I relocated here five years ago after Hurricane Katrina," Ms. D said. "I wanted to literally find myself in a place of peace after the devastation and loss."

Ms. D's journey wasn't an easy one. After the hurricane had come and swept up her entire life, she and her family were relocated to Mississippi, Alabama, and then finally to Atlanta.
 
"The people in Atlanta have showed so much love and compassion," Ms. D said. "One day, I will make the people of Atlanta proud."
Ms. D's candy-making business is something she considers to be a "lifelong journey," using a recipe she's perfected for over 25 years.
Before finally deciding to open up her own candy business, Ms. D was going through a divorce of 20 years and decided that it was time to focus on matters that pertained directly towards her happiness- making cakes and candy.

She currently sells pralines in nine different flavors including coconut, almond, walnut, pecan and several other flavors.
Ms. D carries classical snacks such as trail mix, candy apples, praline apples, caramels and the Triple Flavor World Famous Popcorn (caramel, butter and cheddar flavor).  Another interesting menu item are the pratzels, which are praline-covered pretzels.
Ms. D sells her products regularly to 166 different businesses in Atlanta, such as to vendors and at restaurants.  She also bakes and delivers cakes to any ordering parties.

Ms. D was even invited to the Soul Food Museum Tour, which covers and treks all 48 states on the mainland.
The Soul Food Museum Tour is a tour for the African-American population who have already been able to put their products on the market. This event is sponsored by Coca-Cola, and Ms. D was approached by the scouts themselves while working at her Sweet Auburn store.
A spokesperson for the people of Hurricane Katrina and now an independent business woman, Ms. D has accomplished a lot since the tremendous loss five years ago.

Open from 11 to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays thru Fridays, and 8 to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.
On Sundays and Mondays, Ms. D closes her store so that she can attend to her church duties.
"I get my inspiration from God," Ms. D said. "God is my greatest inspiration."
 
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Miss D's New Orleans Pralines
Home made New Orleans Pralines, candies & popcorn
Dionne Gant -- Miss D to her friends -- came to Atlanta to find a new home, bringing her recipe for authentic New Orleans Pralines with her. Using Georgia pecans, she mixes and pours each batch by hand in her space right inside the market's entrance, and also fashions other sweet treats that will keep you stopping by for more: candied apples, candied party mix, popcorns, and more. Stop by and say "hi" to Miss D in her new home!
209 Edgewood Avenue SE Suite 134 Atlanta, GA 30303
Monday - Saturday 10am - 6pm

Forms of Payment: Cash, Debit, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX
(770) 256-7164
 
 

 

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