Thursday, February 16, 2023

Whimsy Chocolates - Toffee (pieces) - Feb. 16, 2023

Chocolate of the Day

Whimsy Chocolates
Toffee (pieces)
Good + - Good ++
Weight: .416 oz. (11.8 g.) / 2.5 oz. (70.87 g.) in total package
Calories: 72 calories (estimate) in 1 piece
Cost: $12.50 for 1 package of 6 pieces
Purchased from: Sweet Shop, Los Altos, CA

Welcome to Day #1 of Chocolate, Caramel and Golden Sugars Theme Week, featuring chocolate items with caramel, toffee, and other heated or golden-hued/flavored sugars.

Today's chocolate covered Toffee (pieces) were from Whimsy Chocolates (Battle Ground, WA).

These attractive, classic confections were each decorated with a diagonal brush stroke of shiny gold.

Aroma and flavor notes were fairly straight-forward and included: sweet dark chocolate and golden caramel/toffee.

The texture and taste were toffee forward. A relatively thin layer of smooth dark chocolate covered a square of crunchy toffee with fine-grained golden sugars (and butter). 

The buttery crunch of this golden toffee center was well executed. Yes, it was firm and sweet. But not so firm that you feared a broken tooth, nor so sweet that it stuck excessively in teeth. It will please those who like sweets. 

Ingredients: Chocolate (unsweetened chocolate, sugar, cocoa butter, soy lecithin added as an emulsifier, natural vanilla flavor); butter (milk, natural flavor); sugar; corn syrup (light corn syrup, water, high fructose corn syrup, salt, vanilla); titanium dioxide; iron oxide; carmine and mica.

Allergen-related information: "Made in a facility that handles peanuts and tree nuts..."

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