Let This be Your Warning!

I love English Toffee. When I was growing up, my mom made English Toffee. She had an excellent recipe that included butter, almonds chocolate and mouthwatering deliciousness. The flavor combination was exquisite, the tender crunch was so fantastic.

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.


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.

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Anonymous said...

My mouth is watering. It reminds me of the days when a GOOD BATCH was like heaven. but it you are talking about the kind that is wrapped in the pink foil...then count me out!! Have a great day! LMH

Susan said...

My mom sends me a pound of Enstrom's every year for my birthday. It is fabulous and I don't share it with anyone.

Anonymous said...

I have to stop checking this blog for a few days. Each time I do, my mouth starts to water and as today is Fast Sunday, I will not check it again until Monday. (; LMH

John said...

that was so not smart to tell me about this and I will now have to do my best to get it out of my mind.
I think this kind of toffee is one of the best, if not the best, things to eat. EVER.

missy said...

I can finally be grateful I don't live anywhere near a costco! Sounds delish!

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Scott / Lori said...

I will pick you up a container next time I am there. Thanks for the tip....:)