Another Robinson Soft Brittle original recipe creation...Apple Brandy Toffee! So deliciously light...it melts in your mouth! And with a splash of apple brandy it adds the delicious apple flavor to the caramelized English Toffee base layer with milk chocolate layer on top and crushed walnuts!
"English Toffee" vs "American Toffee"
English Toffee dates back to the early 1800's. It consists of brown sugar and butter (occasionally with added rum) in a caramelized form.
American Toffee is made with granulated white sugar (Almond Roca, Heath Candy Bar, and the majority of toffee you will find in the USA). This toffee, rolled in chocolate and nuts is actually called "butter crunch"...an American invention by English immigrant William Loft made in New York City in 1860. So in reality, most of the "English Toffee" you get here in the USA is actually butter crunch, or "American Toffee".
Traditional English Toffee (as we use in the base layer of our toffee creations) does not usually have nuts mixed in, as part of the delight of a true English butter toffee is the smoothness of the texture. It should neither be hard to bite into, nor should it ever be grainy. It may be softer and chewy (as you'll find with several British imported brands) or have a lightly crunchy texture (like ours) that melts in your mouth. It will often be topped with chocolate or nuts.
University of Idaho Connection
The VandalStore is excited to showcase the delicious work and artistry of the Robinson Soft Brittle company out of Hayden, Idaho. They are strong supporters of the University of Idaho and the VandalStore.
Avalon Robinson, daughter to Todd Robinson, Director of Sales & Marketing, was consistently told by her doctors that she would not be able to do many things in her life due to medical issue. One of those things she was told was she couldn’t do was attend college. But Avalon had a different idea and so did the University of Idaho.
The university was determined for Avalon to become a Vandal. However, tragedy struck while a student at the U of I, when Avalon found out that she was going to lose her mom. When the school was informed, they worked together to find a way to have Avalon to take all of her finals in one day in order to spend the rest of the time with her mother before passing.
Avalon is currently a Field Sales Rep for Robinson Soft Brittle and a published author of the children’s book, “The Fantastic Adventures of Caption Acorn” Published in 2019 and she is now working on the sequel.
More delicious treats can be found at Robinson Soft Brittle’s site: robinsonsoftbrittle.com