Ok, what Super PAC came up with this? The Heath lobby? In deference to this holiest of days, June 29th, let’s discuss Almond Buttercrunch.
My hands down favorite in this category is the aforementioned Heath Bar. For those of you who have just landed in 2012…It’s an almond flavored toffee slab, enrobed in milk chocolate. The fun size is the best size, because you can get perfect bite of candy without having so much toffee that you pull out a crown. Heath takes their broken bits and sells them in bagged form for baking. I add a 1/2 cup (or more) to my favorite Chocolate Chip cookie recipe. It makes them chewy, and crunchy, and wonderful.
Better yet, The geniuses, and I’m serious here, at Ben & Jerry’s make Coffee Heath Bar Crunch ice cream. An amazing flavor combination! Thank heavens it only comes in pints….
Another favorite is Almond Roca. This is a good candy, but the best Roca, of sorts, comes from Idaho (ok, I haven’t tried every Roca, but the stuff below is excellent)
Owyhee Butter Toffee is made in Boise and is really good. Since it’s made in small batches, it’s fresher than other mass produced varieties. As usual, I prefer the bite size, but I wouldn’t pass up the full size, if offered. They just added a chocolate covered version (what took them so long?) Click here to visit their site, and if you purchase a box, I promise you won’t be disappointed.