Food Channel Finds is our way of bringing information and opinion on some of the latest products to hit the market. These might be interesting food items or equipment seen as we walk a trade show, on a grocery shelf, at a food event, or often, from press releases enticing us to put them to the test to see how they deliver.
Dave’s Sweet Tooth Toffee
It was a hardship, but someone had to do it. Open all those bags of Dave’s Sweet Tooth Toffee: hand made chocolate-coated toffee, in interesting flavors, no less. Taste a sample (or two, okay, three) from each bag. Honestly, the truly hard part was sharing the remainder with the rest of the kitchen crew.
I definitely had a favorite—the Dark Chocolate—but there is a selection meant for everyone. I was a little reluctant to try the Pumpkin Spice, simply since I’m a little burned out on the whole pumpkin craze, but it was surprisingly nice. True to the flavor of pumpkin, with the addition of chocolate and a nice toffee crunch. . .I could be persuaded to love it again.
A Variety of Tasty Flavors
We tasted the Dark and Milk Chocolate, the Pumpkin, the Coffee, and the Dark Chocolate Cherry. They also offer a Peanut Butter Crunch, plus fun offshoots such as Dark Chocolate Peppermint, Vanilla Bean, and Cranberry Pecan.
The toffee comes in two types of packaging: bags that emulate the shape of jars, and actual Mason-style jars. It’s small batch and hand made, meaning there is an attention to detail that ensures a quality product.
We Love Food With A Story
The story behind the product is a good one, too. The original creator was Dave Chmielewski, a firefighter In Detroit. His son, Andrew, got in on the marketing, and just like that a company was born. Now, it’s been featured on Good Morning America, and named to Forbes “Under 30” Food & Drink list, with judges such as Alex Guarnaschelli and Marcus Samuelsson.
The toffee tastes good, is creatively packaged, and is offered in a variety of sizes, bundles, and even a subscription service. If you are looking for a holiday gift that will get a delighted reaction, whether as a business or personal gift, look no further. Happy crunching!