Buttery, crispy, with just the right quality chocolate–what’s not to love about Cary’s Toffee?
I’m a big English toffee fan. My friends and family can always count on a few pieces of chocolate enrobed toffee in their Christmas baskets, but my recent discover of English toffee made by Cary’s of Oregon may convince me to buy rather than make my holiday toffee from now on.
Cary’s of Oregon makes only English toffee and they do it exceptionally well. They’re located in Grants Pass, Oregon (in southern Oregon), make all their products on site with high-quality ingredients, and ship all over the United States.
The toffee, which is made from a family recipe they’re refined and perfected over the years, contains just what you’d make homemade toffee with: good quality, Guittard Chocolate, pure cane sugar, sweet butter, and baking soda. Different flavors also contain ingredients like almonds or Oregon hazelnuts or espresso beans. The nuts are toasted to bring out extra flavors and crispness. There are no artificial flavors or preservatives and the products are naturally gluten-free. The result is toffee that is rich and buttery with just the right crisp texture.
Cary’s toffee comes in seven different flavors and our editors sampled four of them: Dark Chocolate Almond, Dark Chocolate Hazelnut, Dark Chocolate Espresso, and Milk Chocolate Almond. The almond flavor is a buttery toffee that marries seamlessly with the small bits of almond. The hazelnut has a burst of bright hazelnut goodness. The espresso is surprisingly bold with an intense espresso flavor that coffee lovers will embrace. And the milk chocolate almond is a milder version of the dark chocolate almond and one people who prefer milk chocolate will enjoy.
We sampled the 1.3 ounce packages. Each came with six squares of toffee enrobed in chocolate. We appreciated the fact that the chocolate Cary uses is not only wonderfully rich, but it’s tempered correctly, giving it a nice shine and snap, and each piece of toffee is thinly covered with just right amount of chocolate for the perfect chocolate-toffee ratio.
Surprisingly, the toffee is relatively easy on the waistline too. Three pieces contains only 90 calories.
Cary’s of Oregon English Toffee is the best toffee we’ve ever eaten – and that includes my own homemade toffee. And here’s a true confession: I ended up sharing this toffee with a discussion group I attend because, frankly, I couldn’t stop eating this stuff.
We’re sure you’ll love Cary’s of Oregon toffee and you an order it online. – Bobbie Hasselbring, RFT Editor