Toffee is a confection made by caramelizing sugar or molasses (creating inverted sugar) along with butter, and occasionally flour. The mixture is heated until its temperature reaches the hard crack stage of 149 to 154 °C (300 to 310 °F). While being prepared, toffee is sometimes mixed with nuts or raisins. The process of making toffee requires the boiling of ingredients until the mix is stiff enough to be pulled into a shape which holds and has a glossy surface. The resulting mixture will typically be poured into a shallow tray and allowed to cool to form a slab. Different mixes, processes, and most importantly, temperatures, will result in different textures and hardnesses, from soft and often sticky to a hard, brittle material. A brown color, and smoky taste, is imparted to the toffee by the caramelization of the sugars.
At The Frenchman’s Corner, we are always looking for the best chocolates and other confections that are available. We believe we have found one of the best small batch toffees available and are very proud to be able to offer this to our patrons. Our toffee comes from the beautiful state of Utah and is wonderfully buttery and melts in your mouth. It is not too sticky or too hard. We typically carry four different flavors:
- Tartan Turtle – The topping includes cashews and milk and dark chocolates.
- Traditional Dark – The topping includes a wonderful dark chocolate.
- Blondie – The topping is made with white chocolate and includes ginger and subtle hints of ginger.
- Brew – The topping is a wonderful combination of coffee and chocolate.
For a short time, we are also happy to announce that we are carrying the seasonal flavor, Boo, while current supplies last. Boo’s topping includes peanuts, pretzels, popcorn and milk chocolate. We invite everyone to come in and pick out your favorite flavor. You won’t regret it for a second!