Want to send a thank you food gift to your accountant this month? How about the IRS? Just be sure to include pecans. After all, those IRS guys are awfully nutty and it is April. Everyone knows that April is National Pecan Month. Right?
Fairytale Brownies is your go-to gourmet gift source for pecan-packed treats. We add a layer of fresh, crunchy pecans to our Pecan Brownies and Pecan Blondie Bars. And our Caramel Pecan Cookies might be the perfect thank you gift for April because April 5 is National Caramel Day.
Courtesy of the National Pecan Shellers Association, here are some fun facts and figures about one of our favorite nuts:
- You’d have to stack 11,624 pecans to reach the top of New York’s Empire State Building. Meanwhile, it’d take 144 million pecans to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool.
- Texas adopted the pecan tree as its state tree in 1919. Texas Governor James Hogg loved pecans so much that he asked for a pecan tree to be planted at his gravesite.
- The U.S. produces about 80 percent of the world’s pecan crop. With more than 600,000 pecan trees in its groves, Albany, Ga., is the pecan capital of the U.S.
- There are over 1,000 varieties of pecans. Many are named for Native American Indian tribes, including Cheyenne, Mohawk, Sioux, Choctaw and Shawnee.
If you’re ready to celebrate National Pecan Month – and the end of tax season – with gourmet thank you food gifts, we’re here to deliver. Just send them our Pecan Brownies, Pecan Blondie Bars, or Caramel Pecan Cookies in April.