From cookies to pies and cake to fudge, Christmastime is the season for all things sweet. Although many people associate this time of year with gingerbread and sugary cutouts, my thoughts turn to one luscious treat – English Toffee.
If anything symbolizes the start of the holiday season in Britain it is the smell and taste of toffee. Traditional English Toffee is buttery and rich, and is often made with finely chopped almonds. Although there are numerous varieties on the market today, the best English Toffee is most often made with the best ingredients, such as high quality chocolate, fresh nuts, and premium butter – a perfect mix of salty, sweet, and savory.
Quality English Toffee is not as elusive as it sounds. There are several, inexpensive varieties that can be purchased online or even in US stores that truly live up to English stands, including See’s, Crate and Barrel, and Trader Joe’s. However, if you’re looking to indulge your senses with a truly decadent brand, there’s none better than Enstrom’s dark chocolate toffee.