Let This be Your Warning!
It wasn't an easy recipe. It had to be watched and stirred. It required a candy thermometer and a cold, buttered surface. Once in awhile, the timing would be off and it would be chewy and would stick to your teeth. Or it might be too crumbly and sugary. But when it was timed just right, it was perfection.
When we lived in Colorado we found a place in Grand Junction called Enstrom's. They made toffee that tasted like mom's perfect batches. It wasn't cheap, but it was worth the occasional splurge and they gave away samples.
I was at Costco on Monday and saw that they had English Toffee made with real butter. I wanted to try it. I don't know why I wanted to try it. If it was good, I've given myself one more temptation I have to control. If it wasn't good, I'm out ten bucks. I should have left it on the shelf.
I really should have.
I REALLY, REALLY SHOULD HAVE!!!
Because it was delicious. It was tender, buttery, chocolaty, almondy and irresistible.
It's gone now and every time I go to Costco I'll have to avoid looking that direction.
You've been warned. Don't try it. It's delicious and you'll have trouble leaving it alone. You might find yourself eating most of a jar and having to buy another one to replace it to prevent your family from knowing that while they were at school and work, you ate WAAAAY too many of them.
I'm not saying that happened to me. I'm just saying it might happen to you.