Rebecca Burnett has always loved being in the kitchen, but it wasn’t until about nine or 10 years ago that she began making toffee. “A best friend had a funny habit of sending me amazing recipes that she didn’t have time to try personally,” she says. Of the ones she tried, toffee was the biggest hit among friends and family. Soon, Rebecca started selling the crunchy treat around the holidays.
As the years went by, Rebecca continued tweaking and improving the recipe. Last year, with the help of her family, she launched Durham Toffee. “We love Durham, and wanted to bring our own brand of sweetness and beauty to this community,” she says.
As its first anniversary approaches, Durham Toffee shows no signs of slowing down. New products include Brittled Nut Clusters, a sweet-and-salty take on traditional peanut brittle, and Mash Up, a jumble of ingredients (including Brittled Nut Clusters) inspired by the bits and pieces left over from toffee-making. If you’re looking for a Valentine’s Day treat for someone special, salted toffee is also available this month.
Between now and February 6, get a free bag of toffee with any hoodie or raglan t-shirt purchase at durhamtoffee.com. Use coupon code SWEET for an even sweeter deal: 20% off any product!
Durham Toffee will be a participating artisan at the TASTE 2017 Grand Taste Experience, which showcases more than 40 of the best local chefs, restaurants, artisans and breweries under one roof. The event is sponsored by Chapel Hill Magazine and Durham Magazine, and brought to you by Johnson Lexus. For tickets, visit tastetheevent.com.