Did you ever enjoy eating something so much that you almost wish you didn’t know about it?
That’s how I feel about Enstrom’s almond toffee. This Colorado-based confectioner makes THE BEST milk chocolate almond toffee I ever had. The problem is stopping at just one piece, and wishing you had more when the box is empty.
As described on its company website, Enstrom Candies was started three generations ago by Chet Enstrom, who made batches of almond toffee as gifts for family and friends. By 1960, his toffee started to develop its own reputation and, at the urging of family and friends, Chet and his wife, Vernie, founded the company in Grand Junction, Colo.
Today, the family still follows the same original recipe for the almond toffee that Chet perfected almost 80 years ago, and quite honestly, it’s phenomenal.
I was first introduced to Enstrom’s almond toffee at work. It was an office gift from a vendor partner. So it caught me by surprise. The thick almond toffee bark was crunchy but not rock-hard, and the flavor had just the right blend of sweet, buttery and nutty. The milk chocolate added just the right accent, dusted with crushed almonds for aesthetics and flavor. The company also makes dark chocolate and sugar-free versions of its almond toffee, along with regular toffee petites, toffee popcorn, almond toffee bars and singles. It even sells almond toffee crumbs, which would be great sprinkled on ice cream, a frosted cake or maybe on homemade sugar cookies.
In addition to the almond toffee, Enstrom’s offers a full-line of gourmet chocolates, several sugar-free options, gift tins, baskets, gift packs, wedding favors and corporate gifts.
A one-pound box of the milk or dark chocolate almond toffee is $19.95, plus shipping; sugar-free is $20.95, plus shipping. All are also certified Kosher.
Visit Enstrom’s website at www.enstrom.com