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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Editor's Choice: Toffee to Go

I may have said it before on this blog, but I’ll say it again — I’m a sucker for beautiful packaging and handwritten notes. So when Mary presented the Fancy Food editors with a beautiful green-and-brown box of toffee from Toffee to Go and a handwritten note from co-owner Lisa Schalk, I was ecstatic.

Lisa sent us the company’s three flavors to sample: Milk Chocolate Almond, Dark Chocolate Pecan and White Chocolate Macadamia Nut. Each batch of toffee from Toffee to Go is made from scratch with fresh butter, premium chocolate, California almonds and Georgia pecans, and there are no preservatives in the recipe, which comes from Lisa’s husband’s family. (The couple started their business by making toffee in their own home and selling it at Christmastime — read about how they expanded at

The Milk Chocolate Almond toffee was my favorite for a few reasons. First, it didn’t present any danger to my teeth because it was thinner and not brick-hard like many toffees I’ve had before. It was smooth and delicate with just enough of a caramely crunch to it. I liked how the chocolate was rich without being overpowering, so the toffee flavor really came through. I also loved the fact that there were whole almond pieces in the toffee, which really added to the nutty flavor and gave it an authentic, homemade mouth feel.

These gourmet toffees would make great hostess gifts for dinner parties or special presents for the holidays. Try them today and you won’t be disappointed — nor will any of your customers with a sweet tooth.