Posted by Sarah V. Hayes on Jan 19th 2022
Want To Make Someone Happy?
OK…..so, who says you have to celebrate a holiday when the holiday is officially observed on the calendar? (According to my husband, the answer would be never. Of course, he is accustomed to celebrating Christmas in July. At which point, the whole family is able to come together and celebrate without the pressure of missing too much work.)
January 20 officially marks National Buttercrunch Day. Although, without giving you too much time to prepare for such shin-dig, we at Phenomenal Fudge say it’s always a great day to celebrate the finer things in life- buttercrunch aka heath bar crunch (with nuts) and english toffee (without nuts)!
So, onward and upward, let the history of the flavorful toffee candy begin!
I mean, what could be better than a combination of toffee sprinkled with chocolate on top? For those who don’t know what toffee is, or even those who claim to know, toffee is a caramelized sugar. If you prefer a little crunch to your bite, indulge in the hardened, caramel and chocolate candy-pieces atop. If you don’t, well, try another flavor.
So, onward and upward.
In order to achieve this yummy-in-your-tummy flavor, sugar is mixed with butter and a bit of flour. The temperature for the sugar to be caramelized is 300-310 degrees Faranheit. Simple-Simon, right?
Well, if it were that easy, everyone would be competing with the Heath Brothers who originated the flavor in 1914.
Their father, L.S. Heath purchased a shop in Illinois for the brothers in 1913. The two brothers, Bayard and Everett Heath, soon opened a combination ice cream/candy store which they manufactured as well.
The older brother soon opened his own dairy factory while the two worked on expanding the candy store. Through meeting new people, most notably a traveling salesman, the men acquired a plethora of information; Including, but not limited to such, was a recipe for toffee. In 1928, the two started marketing the candy “Heath English Toffee,” as “America’s Finest.”
In 1931, their father convinced them to sell their candy business and work solely on the dairy business.
Not leaving their candy-making equipment behind, interestingly enough, the two were better-able to market their toffee confection.
To read more, visit the National Day Calendar.
To purchase this wonderful, melt-in-your-mouth, delectable flavor, click here.
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