The irresistible taste of chewy toffee is loved by people of all ages, and the treat may have been invented as far back as the early 19th century. The recipe hasn’t changed much, with sweets still being made with caramelised sugar or molasses, then adding butter, but over time there have become more variations on the basic toffee.
Appleton Sweets stocks a wide range of wholesale toffee sweets which we reckon your customers will love, with countless varieties available. There are so many different flavours of toffee – we promise we have something for every palate.
The most recent addition to our range is sugar free toffee, which we’ve added in response to growing health awareness as well as the rising number of people suffering with diabetes. If you’re looking for a sugar free option, Thornes offers some great-tasting bulk toffee, or if you’re after healthier sweets, look no further than the sugar free section on our site.
We sell both large bulk bags, up to 2.5KG, and also individual bags for resale. Another popular product is eclairs, which have a hard, toffee-like exterior and softer middle. These are also stocked in bulk bags.
Where Did Toffee Originate?
Interestingly, there isn’t much known about where toffee originated, although some believe it dates back to the early 19th century. Many European countries had plentiful butter supplies, so toffee making became popular with folk. Also at this time, sugar prices fell after the 20th century, meaning toffee was a cheaper treat. Toffee making took off in the early 1800s – in fact, the Oxford Dictionary first mentioned the word “toffee” many moons ago in 1825. It’s safe to say the English and numerous other Europeans were enjoying the delicious treat a long time before the word was introduced to the dictionary.
Did you know there’s a marked difference between British toffee and American toffee? The English toffee consumed in the US is known as “buttercrunch”, the main difference being that toffee in Britain is made with brown sugar whilst buttercrunch is normally made with white granulated sugar. Buttercrunch is also made with nuts and other flavourings, whereas UK toffee doesn’t contain nuts.
How to Know a Good Toffee
So, how can you tell a good toffee from a bad one? The best toffee won’t be burned or scorched. Even with its buttery texture, toffee shouldn’t be too greasy, neither should it be tough to bite into – which can be a problem with thicker, lower-quality toffees. Having said that, it really boils down to personal taste. From chewy toffee, to crunchy toffee, to traditional English butter toffee, there are textures of all kinds.
Because we’ve been established for many years, we’re experts in confectionary, and stock a huge range of wholesale toffees and other tasty treats. Simply place your order online, and it’ll be despatched from our London warehouse as quickly as possible, so you can ensure you’re well-stocked in all your customers’ favourite toffee treats.