The Toffee Recipe's Secret
|Since 1976, Vern's award-winning butter almond toffee has
been winning the accolades of toffee lovers around the globe.
Visitors to Vern's Toffee House usually want to know the secret ingredient
in our original toffee recipe that makes our toffee so much better than
other butter toffee recipes.
We were sent a box of this for Christmas and wondered why anyone would
send toffee to Canada. We know now as yours is a fantastic product!
My husband is from Scotland where they make great toffee, and he thinks
it is superb. Thanks for the toffee, I know we'll be having it again..."
Our original toffee recipe's secret has been passed down through the family
from our toffee patriarch, Vern. We select only the very finest and freshest
natural ingredients—AA grade sweet cream butter, two varieties of wholesome
California almonds, sweet western sugar, and a rich dark blend of luscious
Also, we don't add any artificial preservatives to alter the old-fashioned,
home-cooked flavor of Vern's toffee. Our scrumptious almond toffee is always all-natural and gluten-free. And, there's just no substitute for
the special care and family pride we put into every step of our candy-making
If you find yourself in the area, stop by our candy kitchen for a visit.
You will be greeted by a smiling face with a tray of free samples of heavenly
toffee. Enjoy the warm aromas of cooking butter, almonds, chocolate, and
We're a hands-on operation so you won't see large machinery or mechanized
production lines. Instead, you'll see the owners and master candy makers,
Patrick and Stefanie O'Neill, working with small crews of toffee specialists. Repeatedly,
they meticulously carry out the timeless process of producing each small
batch of toffee in copper kettles over an old-fashioned open-flame candy
stove, carefully replicating Vern's original toffee recipe.
||Each batch begins with just the right amount of pure rocky mountain
water. At just the right time, the sugar and AA grade sweet cream butter
are added. Timing and temperature are carefully monitored to determine
when to fold in the measured amount of whole plump almonds. Next, the
mixture is hand-stirred with wooden paddles over the carefully moderated
heat to coax the perfect harmony of sweet, buttery, almond flavor.
Once this magic transformation is complete, the candy is hand-poured onto
an old-fashioned steel candy table where it is hand-spread to just the
right thickness. Finally, the master candy makers coat both sides with
luscious melted milk chocolate and fresh crushed almonds and place the
toffee aside to "cure".
But you don't have to visit us to enjoy our delicious toffee. Just click
ORDER and your box of Vern's
toffee is on its way.
Whether for personal or business gifts or just your own luscious enjoyment,
we're sure you'll agree with consumers worldwide, Vern's is the finest,
most mouth-wateringly delicious butter almond toffee anywhere.
Our Toffee Packaging
The way we package our toffee says a lot about our values.
At Vern's we take every precaution to be sure each box of candy made with
Vern's original toffee recipe retains its freshness and flavor. (Please
see How To Care For Our Toffee.)
First, we hand-pack, hand-wrap and carefully hand-seal each box in a special
air-tight cellophane shield to lock in its delicious, all-natural goodness.
We hand-sign an attractive gift card
and attach it to your gift boxes. Then we package your toffee in specially
designed outer cartons to guarantee its safe delivery — picture perfect
-- to you and your gift recipients.
These serving sizes are approximate. Our toffee can be saved from one
serving to another, so you don't have to worry about ordering too much.
||4 1/2 ” W x 3 3/4" H x 11/4” D 2 layers.
||Serves 1 person
(Minimum quantity 2 or more to each destination)
||7 1/4” W x 4 1/2” H x 1 ¼” D 2 Layers.
||Serves a couple, small family or group of 4.
||9” W x 6 3/4” H x 1 1/4” D 2 Layers.
||Serves a family, group of 6 to 8 or small office.
For larger groups, we suggest a combination of any of these size boxes.
We can also provide a variety of custom packaging. Please see the section
on GIFT BASKETS & CUSTOM PACKAGING for
"Best toffee ever. My husband gets his Christmas Bonus plus a box
of your toffee every year. I get excited over the TOFFEE and not the money."
How to Care For Our Toffee
Because Vern's Toffee is made with butter it should be treated as a dairy
product. Your candy has been refrigerated before it is shipped and will
travel well even in the summer.
When your box of Vern's Toffee arrives , it is imperative that it be stored in your refrigerator or freezer. The toffee can be frozen, thawed, and refrozen without harming
its rare taste. Some customers subdivide our toffee into smaller quantities
in airtight freezer bags.
We recommend serving the toffee at room temperature, although many of
our customers tell us they love it cold.
Conservatively, our toffee will keep well in the refrigerator for three
weeks (take care to guard against moisture getting to it), and three months
in the freezer. In practice, many of our customers keep a supply of toffee
on hand in the freezer for those unanticipated occasions like house gifts
and bridge parties. They report the toffee tastes just as delicious after
up to a year in the freezer and several weeks in the refrigerator.
Vern's Toffee House guarantees delivery when correct addresses are supplied.
Please be sure to check the accuracy of each address including each digit
of the zip code.
Tasty Toffee Recipes
Don’t waste a precious morsel of your delicious Vern’s Almond Toffee.
Save those crumbs to sprinkle over ice cream or yogurt. Or if you feel
creative, add some toffee to your favorite homemade ice cream recipe or
try some of these yummy baked recipes.
When available, we sell small broken pieces of our toffee we call Toffee
Toppings at a reduced price that our local people love to use for just
this purpose. Call Customer Service at 1-800-958-3767 for availability.
If you have a toffee recipe you’ve created that you’d like to share, click
CONTACT US and send it to us. If we use your recipe,
we’ll send you two pounds of Toffee Toppings free. But for now have fun