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The History of Toffee

by Scamps Toffee |

The history of toffee is just as mysterious as what makes it taste so good. Historians agree that toffee was invented around the early 19th century, and the Oxford English Dictionary mentions the word "toffee" for the first time in 1825. It's assumed toffee quickly began gaining popularity due to the abundance of sugar and butter for the first time in history.


Toffee is a very simple creation. You heat sugar with butter (and/or salt) that is heated until it is caramelized. Once the mixture reaches the desired temperature, it's rapidly removed from the heat and poured onto a surface. Every recipe decrees a different temperature and portions of ingredients.


Once the toffee is poured, it cools and hardens (its malleability depends on ingredient proportions and length of cooling). Depending on where you are in the world, will dictate the type of toffee you have.


In America we call most toffee, English Toffee. What's the difference between English and American toffee? The main difference is that traditional English toffee is created without nuts, while American toffee is created with a variety of nuts. The most common nuts being the almond. However, at Scamps Toffee we prefer luscious California walnuts to adorn our toffee!


Now that you know about types of toffee, let's talk about Scamps Toffee. We can testify that our toffee is made with the finest ingredients, and the most love. Seriously! Our toffee is a labor of love. ❤️


We break every warm, buttery piece by hand and envelop it in the highest quality (and tastiest) Belgian dark and white or Swiss milk chocolate available. Each piece of Scamps Toffee is embellished with the highest quality of California walnuts. It is no exaggeration to say that each bite is a marriage made in sweet heaven. All natural, gluten and preservative free never tasted better.


No matter what name you call your toffee, or how you like it prepared, there is one thing we can be sure about with Scamps Toffee, "One taste, you're taken..."