From the NPT Pressroom:
Any mention of “sweet treats” brings to mind a wide array of tasty delights. Perhaps you think of your favorite candy, cookie or ice cream, or even something a bit nuttier like candied pecans. With a variety of “sweet” ideas of their own, Tennessee Crossroads sent Joe Elmore, Gretchen Bates, Tressa Bush, Rob Wilds, Tammi Arender and Ken Wilshire all over the state looking for some of the best sweet treats Tennessee has to offer.
In Tennessee Crossroads: Sweet Treats, premiering on Thursday, December 9 at 7:00 p.m. on NPT-Channel 8 – encore broadcast Sunday, December 12 at 10 a.m. — Elmore and the crew buzz all over the state in search of the sweet life. Their stops range from the legendary, with a visit to Moon Pies in Chattanooga and Goo-Goos in Nashville, to the legends-to-be, as they drop in on Olive & Sinclair Chocolate Company in East Nashville and Lynchburg Cake and Candy Company in Lynchburg. They even sample the savory at Pennington Seed and Supply in Dyersburg.
From Memphis to Nashville to Chattanooga and the Tri-Cities, and several confectioners and bakeries along the way, the goal of the Tennessee Crossroads: Sweet Treats special is not to praise some delectable concoctions as being better than others, says Elmore, “but rather to highlight both nationally-known and locally-favored treats, giving you a sampling of the many wonderful sweets being crafted down your street and across the state. It’s an opportunity to experience the flavors and textures of Tennessee, and the history behind them, in a new way: the sweet way!”
For a complete listing of places and treats highlighted in Tennessee Crossroads: Sweet Treats, as well as those places featured as bonus material on the DVD of the program, available as a “thank-you” gift for those who support Nashville Public Television during the December Membership Drive, please visit the NPT Pressroom.
Let us know here in the comments if your favorite sweet treats made the show, or which ones we missed. Thanks!