Sweetness at Robinson’s Pecan House, Lamont, Fla.

Arthur Robinson, Owner of Robinson's Pecan House
Arthur Robinson, Owner of Robinson's Pecan House in Lamont, Florida

Honey, honey. Sugar, sugar. When traveling along Southeastern United States back roads I know there’s a good chance I’ll find groovy photo opportunities and stumble upon delicious treats found only in the South. The weekend had me in Tallahassee for a conference and although I just wanted to get home on Sunday, I ventured along U.S. Hwy. 27  in hopes of finding some golden tupelo honey.

About 35 minutes east of Tallahassee I found Robinson’s Pecan House, full of sweet goodness with its tupelo honey, mayhaw jelly, pecans prepared in three different ways, and pickled items. Importantly, I met owner Arthur Robinson, who took over the family business when his brother passed away a few years ago.

Arthur Robinson, Owner of Robinson's Pecan House
Arthur Robinson, Owner of Robinson's Pecan House in Lamont, Florida

It was about 11 a.m. and suspect I was the first customer of the day. The man missing a front tooth took time to share his assortment of pecans such as toasted with salt, praline and natural buttered (sweet and my favorite!). I was on a mission just for Tupelo honey and ended up leaving with about $40 worth of honey and pecans.

Robinson's Pecan House Sells Tupelo Honey
Tupelo Honey from Robinson's Pecan House, Lamont, Florida

An article from a local newspaper proudly displays the news about Arthur’s brother appearing on a television show with Bill Cosby. This brother was one of a set of triplets in the family and Arthur was the youngest of 18 children. He lost his front tooth earlier this year while eating a ham hock during a Mother’s Day celebration and it will cost $2,200 to replace. Yowza! I’m hoping some of my purchase will help Arthur get a new tooth.

If traveling to Tallahassee, take the road less traveled to Robinson’s Pecan House to say “hello.” You’ll be glad you did.

Credit cards not accepted but cash and checks are. Check out additional photos from my visit over on Flickr.

Robinson’s Pecan House
3621 E. Capps Hwy.
Lamont, Fla. 32336
Tel: (850) 997-5330?

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Jennifer A. Huber is an award-winning travel and outdoor blogger and writer in Southwest Florida. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led her to a career path in the tourism industry for more than 30 years. She spent a decade with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley, and Everglades National Parks. She founded the travel blog, SoloTravelGirl.com with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely. The unexpected death of her former husband in 2008 reminded her how short life is. His passing was a catalyst for sharing her experiences with the goal of inspiring and empowering others to travel solo. Jennifer holds a Travel Marketing Professional certification from the Southeast Tourism Society, is a certified food judge, member of the NASA Social community, and alum of the FBI Citizens Academy. When not traveling, she is either in the kitchen, practicing her photography skills, or road tripping with her dog, Radcliff.

2 thoughts on “Sweetness at Robinson’s Pecan House, Lamont, Fla.

  1. My husband and I stopped by his stand on our way back home to Alabama. We wanted something different, something family made, and something yummy. We ended up buying his really good Praline Pecans and some of his finest Pecan Maple Syrup. We are so glad we stopped. Delicious!

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