Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Ravensbark Toffee

Ravensbark ToffeeAs the leaves start turning and the air becomes crisp in the fall, I love really filling treats like toffee. Of course Los Angeles isn’t cooperating with that right now and it’s 91 degrees at 11 AM, but maybe eating toffee will help change this Indian summer.

Ravensbark intrigued me because they were interesting variations on the same old theme of toffee covered with chocolate and nuts.

Ravensbark sent me an assortment of all their flavors: The Original, The Blondie, The Milkman and The Ravenator. All boast all natural ingredients, hand crafted in small batches in Texas.

Opening the box, it smelled like fresh baked snickerdoodles. Not spicy, just sweet and toasty.

Ravensbark Toffee

The Original (shown above) is toffee covered in dark chocolate and covered in crushed almonds.

Each piece is nicely formed and with a good balance of chocolate to toffee. The chocolate is rather sweet and complements the toffee’s burnt sugar and creamy flavors well. The almonds add extra crunch.

The planks aren’t extrodinarily thick, like Enstrom’s, instead they’re a bit easier to bite and after chewing they kind of descend into a caramelly combination of the chocolate, nuts and toffee.

The Milkman is the same but with a milk chocolate coating. This one seemed to make the saltiness of the toffee pop, but it was also quite a bit sweeter.

Ravensbark Toffee

The Blondie (shown above) is a white chocolate coating with almonds. The white does make this a much sweeter treat, but the almonds and salty toffee cut it well. It goes really well with strong coffee.

The Ravenator is the one that I was most interested in. Bittersweet chocolate, toffee and almonds with a spicy kick.

The spicy kick wasn’t overwhelming, just a subtle warmth towards the end of it but it balances it all out very well. Some spiced caramels I’ve had just blow me away and verge on torture. This gave me a bit of a lingering burn after a few pieces, and definitely stood out from the rest.

It’s clear that all the time and effort is going into the product itself, not the packaging. Each portion comes in a simple twist tied bag, nothing fancy. While the price is a bit steep but the same as other premium toffees like Enstrom’s & Littlejohn’s ... the bonus here is you can get assortments and packages less than a full pound. But don’t get the impression that this is just a clone of either of those, Ravensbark is a thinner toffee that provides a bit more balance between the chocolate and the boiled butter & sugar crunch and of course ample nuts.

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  4. Valerie Toffees & Nougats
  5. Flippin’ Fudge
Name: Ravensbark Toffee
    RATING:
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 6 TEMPTING
  • 5 PLEASANT
  • 4 BENIGN
  • 3 UNAPPEALING
  • 2 APPALLING
  • 1 INEDIBLE
Brand: Ravensbark Toffee
Place Purchased: samples from Ravensbark
Price: $18.99 a pound
Size: 4 ounces
Calories per ounce: unknown
Categories: Chocolate, Nuts, Toffee, United States, All Natural

POSTED BY Cybele AT 8:22 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

Comments
  1. Good find.

    Comment by jMo on 10/08/08 at 3:17 pm #
  2. I’m a little sad that it didn’t rank higher.  That stuff sounds absolutely wonderful.

    Comment by Dave on 10/08/08 at 11:07 pm #
  3. This stuff looks spectacular - wonder if they’d send some all the way to Scotland?

    Comment by women's clothes on 10/09/08 at 5:26 am #
  4. Very tastey and melts in your mouth rather than sticking in your teeth. Really surprised the reviewer only gave it a 6 after that review.

    Comment by Woman on 10/09/08 at 6:21 am #
  5. If anyone is interested in learning more, please contact me at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or submit your information request though our website http://www.ravensbark.com

    Thanks to Cybele for the generosity of her time and constructive comments.  We always want to be better.

    Comment by BarkMan on 10/09/08 at 3:09 pm #

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