Mmm, toffee. The sweet and crunchy treat is a favorite in many homes around the holidays, but that doesn’t stop El Dorado Hills-based Crack’d Toffee Company from cranking out the good stuff all year round. The husband and wife owned company specializes in artisanal micro-batch English toffee, often offering mouthwatering variations like their newest flavor, Distill’d Bourbon Toffee, made with extra dark chocolate and Amador Distillery’s Engine 49 Barrel Strength Straight Bourbon Whiskey. The tasting notes on explain that, “The alcohol cooks off but not before adding a rich woody flavor to the already indulgent confection.” Crack’d also regularly offers their award-winning White Chocolate Toffee, as well as a Dark Chocolate Toffee, a Premium Dark Roast Toffee (another award-winner) and they even have a Vegan Dark Toffee made with a butter alternative and a “Deeply indulgent extra dark chocolate for a somewhat sharper and more refined taste with zero animal products.” Trust us, this crack is not wack! Buy Crack’d goods at Strapping Store (3405 Broadway, Sacramento), inside the Séka Hills Tasting Room at Old Sugar Mill (35265 Willow Ave. Clarksburg) and at the Amador Vintage Market (9393 Main St., Plymouth) to name a few. They’ll also be hosting a “pop-up” on Saturday, Dec. 14 from noon–4 p.m. at Williams Sonoma (525 Pavilions Lane, Sacramento) where you can sample different flavors before buying a bunch for yourself or as gifts. Order online through their website before Dec. 18 to get your toffee before Christmas!

    Jonathan Carabba

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