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!
I 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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