For most of my life, I've been a toffee-holic. Whereas many people are content to limit their toffee eating to the holiday season, I would happily indulge in it year-round. It might have something to do with the fact that Chinese families love gifting tins of Almond Roca for any and every holiday, including birthdays, graduations, and Chinese New Year. More often than not, there was a tin of Almond Roca sitting around the house. I have many fond memories of watching TGIF or Nick at Nite after dinner and chomping on almond buttery toffee for dessert.
And then I found out there was more to toffee than just Almond Roca. Like See's Toffee-ettes, which are even more dangerously addictive. Or homemade toffee. And last month, while at Blue Apron Foods in Park Slope, I came across a display for Lush English Toffee, based out of New York. Which, of course, I had to buy and try.
I think I had vague plans for trying one bar and saving the rest for another night. And then proceeded to just finish the entire pack in one sitting. The dark chocolate coating, the little almond bits, and smooth toffee center...it was all too hard to resist.
I tried the almond version since it's closest to what I'm used to with toffee, but I might have to hunt down the Earl Grey Tea and Dark & Stormy versions too.
You can find Lush English Toffee at these stores around New York.