enstrom’s toffee: a tasty history

posted by the scholar on August 2nd, 2007
filed under: food

i love the endearing qualities (and taste of course) of old-fashioned sweet treats. some places that make them have fascinating tales of their beginnings too. this gorgeous, buttery, handmade toffee, from colorado’s enstrom family, comes from a family recipe that’s over a half century old and is a great example of both.



chet enstrom began his career as a soda jerk in colorado springs. after he got married, he moved out to grand junction and opened an ice cream company, and at the same time it grew and thrived, so did his passionate hobby of candy making. at the urging of his friends and relatives, he and his wife vernie started enstrom’s candy in 1960. the company has been making these great confections ever since.

the company remains in the family to this day, run by third generation grandchildren and their spouses. in addition to toffee, they also offer truffles, mint meltaways, toffee popcorn and fudge.

yum – for the treats and the story!

buy it on their website.

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2 Responses to “enstrom’s toffee: a tasty history”

  1. technabob Says:

    i just have one word:

  2. the scholar Says:

    indeed! 🙂

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