National English Toffee Day
annually on January 8th
English toffee is a buttery toffee that is often made with almonds. It is not actually from England, and is different from the toffee that is produced there. But it can be found there, bearing the name "buttercrunch." The core of Heath candy bars is English toffee. Toffee in general is made by caramelizing sugar or molasses with butter, and sometimes flour. It is heated to the hard crack stage, and is sometimes mixed with raisins or nuts. Then it is usually poured into a shallow tray, where it cools into a slab, and can then be broken into pieces and eaten. Depending on exactly how it is made, it varies in hardness. English toffee is celebrated today, and the day is recognized by the National Confectioners Association.
How to Observe
Make sure to eat some English toffee today. Buy some at the store or make your own.