Friday, October 26, 2007

Sconza 70% Dark Chocolate Toffee Almonds

Sconza 70% Dark Chocolate Toffee AlmondsThere was nothing wrong with the elegant simplicity of a chocolate covered almond. It could hardly be improved upon. Or could it?

Sconza introduced Dark Chocolate Toffee Almonds featuring “70% cacao international blend chocolate” at the All Candy Expo last month. I was really looking forward to them, as I think Sconza makes great panned candies, especially nuts.

Sconza is based in Oakland, California, one of the best confectionary areas in the country. Sconza has an interesting product line that includes such wonderful items like Jordanettes (Jordan Almonds), incredible toffee coated nuts and even a line of impossibly-large-to-eat jawbreakers.

This new chocolate covered almond capitalizes on one of those things they do so well, toffeed nuts.


Each generously sized almond is covered in a crunchy and thin coating of butter toffee. It’s salty and crispy and provides a satisfying crunch when biting through the thick coating of very dark chocolate.

The chocolate is strong, with dark fruity overtones and some coffee notes. The almonds are fresh and crunchy and provide a mellow counterbalance to the salty toffee and rich chocolate.

I love these. They’re only vaguely sweet, so I don’t feel sick after eating a handful. At the same time only one or two are extremely satisfying. They’re beautiful to look at smell positively divine.

I haven’t seen these in stores yet, but I’ve found other Sconza toffee and nut items at places like Bristol Farms (a high end grocer). I don’t know what the retail price is, but I think $4.00 for a bag would be such a deal.

Name: Dark Chocolate Toffee Almonds
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 4 BENIGN
Brand: Sconza
Place Purchased: samples from All Candy Expo
Price: unknown
Size: 5 ounces
Calories per ounce: 141
Categories: Chocolate, Toffee, Nuts, Sconza, United States, Kosher

POSTED BY Cybele AT 7:02 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

  1. I’m drooling right now even though I’m full from lunch smile

    Comment by suebee on 10/26/07 at 9:12 am #
  2. Wait, wait!  Toffee nuts dipped in dark chocolate?  Genius!  I have to find these for sure!

    Comment by Julilla on 10/26/07 at 9:40 am #
  3. these sound fantastic!  must keep an eye out for them.

    Comment by anne henderson on 10/26/07 at 10:17 am #
  4. These sorts of things are seriously addictive. I’ve made them, but with a thinner coating of choco and an outer layer of cocoa. They don’t last long! But they are quite fun to make - and surprisingly easy.

    Comment by KateC on 10/26/07 at 10:25 am #
  5. $4 a bag wouldn’t be bad, but you know if they come from bristol farms it’s gonna be at least 2x that much!

    Comment by ruffy on 10/26/07 at 11:14 am #
  6. Very, very nice.  I’ll be watching for these.

    Comment by Dave on 10/27/07 at 2:08 pm #
  7. I want these! They look so so yummy.

    Comment by Anastasia on 10/27/07 at 6:08 pm #
  8. I WANT these… but you mention they’re not in stores yet? I couldn’t even find this particular product on their website… thanks for the mouth-watering review!

    Comment by Elise on 10/28/07 at 9:36 am #
  9. Woww. These look so darned tasty.

    Comment by Emily on 10/29/07 at 1:57 pm #
  10. Salivation in full flow here…

    Comment by desertwind on 11/05/07 at 8:49 am #
  11. This is killing me. I sooo love dark chocolate! Lindt. Guylian. Ferrero Rocher. I could go on and on and on. It doesn’t really matter what brand. I am addicted to chocolate. All kinds of chocolate actually.

    Comment by Kathy on 4/14/10 at 6:00 pm #
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