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The Perfect Sweetest Day Gift
Sweets for my sweet! Did you know “Sweetest Day” was started by a candy company employee (imagine that!) in 1921 in Cleveland, Ohio? The holiday was first celebrated in Cleveland, when candy maker C.C. Hartzell organized the distribution of 20,000 boxes of candy to young orphans, the elderly and poor people in the city. Over time it has become a day when you do or give something sweet to a...

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Kosher Toffee Candy: The Perfect Rosh Hashanah Gift
After being asked for several years at the national gift and food shows if their product was kosher, Lisa and Jim Schalk owners of Toffee to Go are now able to respond, “yes” to this question. After submitting the initial application and being contacted by a Rabbinic Coordinator, an initial visit was scheduled for a thorough inspection of their production facility in Pinellas Park, Florida. Toffee to Go was then...

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Toffee to Go - A Labor of Love
Jim, when did you make your first batch of toffee? It was December of 1989. We were living in Kansas City and I started making our family toffee recipe out of our home. We were making the toffee to give along with homemade cookies as our Christmas gift. Do you have any funny stories of a batch “gone wrong” while you were perfecting your toffee-making skills? Oh Yes…I had a...

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