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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Get a tasty treat from Elaine's Toffee!

I recently discovered this toffee company thanks to my blogging friend over at A Lucky Ladybug. Although I haven't had the chance to order any yet, she wrote a stellar review about them that has me planning to order from them the next time I'm craving something sweet.

I originally thought that this was probably a candy-company like any other, but after I read up on their background I was committed to helping promote them because their company-story really hit home with me.

My great-grandparents started making candy in bulk many, many decades ago, and although they were encouraged to sell it, they never did. They did however, keep the recipe a secret. It was one that had been handed down to them - then tweaked. Eventually it was handed down again to my grandparents. It was tweaked some more by my dear Granny and taught only to a few of the children & grandchildren. We have been told many times that we should make & sell the candy, but none of us has quite had the ability to do so yet!

Elaine's Toffee Gift BasketI saw that the story was the same with the toffee from Elaine's. It is an old family recipe, carefully preserved and handed down. They made their candy in bulk to give as gifts (much like my family does now) and people constantly told them it was good enough to sell. Unlike my family however, they were able to start selling their candy and now have a wonderful toffee business. I'm sure it wasn't easy to do, but it gives me hope that someday my family will be able to attain the same dream.

While my candy-making days may be far ahead in my future, my candy-eating days certainly aren't! I have no doubt that sooner or later I'll be placing an order for my husband and I to share on one of our at-home date nights!

Does your family have a super-secret recipe, or maybe just an old favorite that has been handed down for generations? Share with me below, I love to get comments from my readers!

You can check out Elaine's and order some of this toffee by going to the website at www.elainestoffeecompany.com. Or, connect with them on social media for updates, deals & more on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest!

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14 comments:

  1. i am not exactly sure what you are looking for here. A family recipe would have to be hard boiled egg cookies during the holidays. Sounds disgusting, but they are very good. Almost like a pastry cookie with sugar and nuts on top.

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    1. That sounds very interesting, I can't say that I've ever heard of a recipe like that! Maybe you should keep a look-out for a secret-recipe contest and enter it in one!

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  2. Yes I do have some family recipes that have been handed down from generation to generation. My grandma was born in the Czech Republic and I have 3 main recipes from her: kolacky, Houska bread or Holska Bread, and a top notch dumpling recipe! All have been passed down to my mom and then to my sister and I. I love your story, although I would never sell my family recipes we have also been told we should sell too! :)

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    1. Mmm I love a good dumpling! I can't say I blame you for not wanting to sell your recipes, things like that are always very special. The community I come from is very small though, and I think a lot of people would enjoy remembering my grandma by eating some of her peanut brittle. (I would keep the recipe to myself though of course! I only want to sell the candy, not the secrets haha ;D )

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  3. We started what will be a fun tradition with our kids this year. We have been visited by a pesky leprechaun everyday since March 1st. Tomorrow is his big finale.

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    1. That is too cool! I bet your kiddos were pretty excited to go looking for him everyday!

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  4. The chocolate toffee sounds so delicious! We have a Taco Soup recipe that has been handed down 3 generations and we all still make it.

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    1. Oh I LOVE taco soup! I haven't had anything like that in a long while - perhaps we'll have that for dinner!

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  5. My grandmother made Crybaby cookies for years and years and we all loved them. I have the recipe, but no matter how many times I make them, they don't taste the same. Missing that special ingredient - grandma's love, I guess.

    Comment originally posted by Susan C on March 18, 2014 at 8:56 PM.
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    1. Oh goodness, we are in just about the same boat then! My granny had a lot of recipes that were great but don't come out right when others make them... I have a sneaking suspicion that most secret-recipe-holding-grandmas will tell you how to make something, but not HOW to make something, if you know what I mean haha!

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  6. my grandmother has a really good almond roca recipe that she passed down to my dad and my dad gave it to me. i made it for my fiance on our first date when we were dating and i'm pretty sure that's why he's marrying me! haha

    Comment originally posted by christina dutra on April 18, 2014 at 12:52 AM.
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