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“KITCHEN GOURMET” – R & J Toffees Continues a Family Tradition of Excellence

Apr 03, 2020
R & J Toffees continues a nearly 60 year family tradition of making handcrafted almond toffee. The recipe for this award-winning almond toffee began with brothers Ryan and Joel’s grandmother. However, making toffee by hand is actually quite strenuous and over time their grandfather, Sam, took the reins. Coincidentally, Sam was a cook for the 442nd infantry in World War II, so under his watchful eye the toffee recipe was further refined. Throughout the years, grandpa Sam’s holiday gifts of toffee and annual toffee donations to church and community fundraisers became a family tradition.

Ryan, a software engineer, and Joel, a communication studies professor, learned from their grandfather and spent years refining his formula. Together they created R & J Toffees’ original almond toffee and fulfilled their vision of bringing their family’s high-quality toffee to market. In what became truly a team effort, they relied on lots of hard work and continuous reassessment of both product and company as R & J Toffees began to blossom in the marketplace. While just making toffee can be a fairly routine pursuit, making exceptional toffee is quite elusive and difficult to achieve. It is often said that the most elegant solution to a problem is the one that is most simple.

Today, R & J Toffees original almond toffee is still handcrafted using the finest California sourced ingredients. They have created a very precise, time consuming and complex cooking process that allows for near perfection and consistency of developing a rich flavor for each batch. No short cuts are taken with the processes or quality of product. The result is evident – R & J Toffees is the absolute best toffee you will ever try. The presentation of thick slices of toffee is superb, each with just the right amount of sweetness. The crunch is just right, and for each bite taken, you anxiously want to take yet another bite. It’s that good!

For more information on R & J Toffees please visit www.rjtoffees.com.


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