I used to see boxes of Toffifee for sale but I never picked up a pack because I thought from the name that the sweet was a classic toffee. There's nothing wrong with classic toffee of course, but I tend to prefer chocolate or fudge if I am going to indulge in something sugary. My sister bought me a box of 12 Toffifee for a pound in a local convenience store, because unlike me she had taken a closer look at the box and had noticed that the sweets are actually made from some of my favourite things - namely hazelnuts, caramel and chocolate.
Toffifee consists of a small hazelnut in a caramel cup surrounded by a "hazelnut chocolate filling", nougat and topped with a smaller chocolate disc. The packaging is a bit boring as it's a gold tray in a simple card sleeve. I don't really care about that myself. But they don't really look like a sweet where the makIers have put a lot of extra thought into the box with the idea of it looking especially presentable for gift purposes. I have to say I would be happy to receive Toffifee even if they were wrapped in newspaper!
The "sweets " smell fantastic straight away. You can't mistake the hazelnut but the chocolate is a more subtle aroma. The crunch of the nut makes a delicious contrast with the smooth and creamy filling and the firmer outer shell. The caramel cup is solid enough to hold all of the delicious ingredients together while adding a really satisfying chewiness. I love the fact this makes me take my time over eating each bitesize piece so I get to savour the individual flavours as well as the delicious whole. On the other hand, I can't really pick out the nougat. It isn't the hard kind but this soft type you find in something like a Mars bar. I presume it's part of the filling where I think it adds more texture than flavour but overall the centre is scrumptious however it is made up.
The caramel isn't too sweet and makes a great pairing with the nut and the little topping of chocolate. The latter isn't that thick but you can taste it which is the most important thing. If I would improve one thing would probably smother the whole thing in chocolate but I suppose the Toffifee would loose their distinctiveness that way.The downside of all these lovely ingredients is of course sadly they are not good for you. 100g of Toffifee contain 28.7g fat and a whopping 48.5g sugar. That is for the whole 12 piece box though so my best advice is to share it!
Box of 12 sweets - Toffifee - made by Storck in Germany.
A hazelnut in a caramel half shell surrounded by nougat and topped with a circle of chocolate.
Comes in a cardboard box with a push out tray and each sweet is in a gold pressed plastic tray - cellophane wrapped.
The outer sleeve is decorated with images of the sweets plus hazelnuts and leaves.
Shelf life of mine is until June 2014.
100 gram box (other sizes are available).
Hazelnuts 10%, caramel cup 41%, hazelnut nougat filling 37% and chocolate topping 12%.
100 grams is 514 calories - approximately 42 calories per sweet.
May contain almonds, peanuts or other nuts.
About one inch in diameter.
First sold in Germany in 1973.
£1.50 per box at Tesco or currently 2 for £2.
At £1 a box these are now good value at Tesco.
I have never had these before but got a box as part of a Christmas gift.
These are smallish sweets and nestled nicely in a plastic tray.
The caramel base is a half circle cup and has a nut and a chocolate sort of filling - very much like Nutella or the chocolate centre of Ferrero Rocher. The sweets are finished off with a little circle of chocolate.
They are quite hard when first popped in your mouth but do melt down easily without biting at all and you are then left with the hazelnut.
The chocolate filling is very much like Nutella but because it is only part of the sweet it is not too sickly.
I am quite undecided about these sweets - I do like then but they are now only being eaten after I have used up all my other sweets.
They are pleasant enough to eat but I do not think they would be ones I would really be mad keen to buy again - I think for me a box of Maltesers would be preferable.
The caramel base is good and tasty but they are reasonably smallish sweets and are soon eaten.
The sweets are pleasant enough and are not too sickly.
For me they seen a bit unusual as they are neither just chocolate nor just caramel - but a mixture of the two - pleasant enough but not my favourites. However my sister really loves these so I suppose it is a personal thing.
Cheap to buy in a box for £1 and can be wrapped as a gift and look better than giving someone just a chocolate bar.
===Would I Recommend?===
Sugar, Vegetable Fat, Hazelnuts, Glucose Syrup, Whey Powder, Humectant: Sorbitol Syrup, Sweetened Condensed Skimmed Milk (Milk, Sugar), Cocoa Mass, Condensed Whey, Lactose, Fat Reduced Cocoa, Cocoa Butter, Butterfat, Skimmed Milk Powder, Cane Sugar Syrup, Emulsifier: Soya Lecithin,Salt, Flavouring.
Seriously, how on earth are you supposed to pronounce this? It's some sort of variation on the word toffee but it makes me think of "iffy-toffy" in English! To be fair though they are a German product so it's up to them what they call it. If anyone would care to enlighten me on the pronunciation, please feel free. I bought a box of these out of curiosity today and me and DH had stuffed them all by evening time. We staggered our doses throughout the day.
I go a long way back with this product but only because my next door but one childhood friend's father used to work for Mars. In the words of Mr T "I ain't no fool" when it comes to choosing mates! Her dad used to bring home a plethora of sweets for us to test and scoff. Her Mum used to have some special sweets that we weren't allowed to touch as they were for grown ups. They were the unpronounceable Toffifee although I can't say if they were called that in the early 80s.
Now we've got that trip down memory lane sourced, I'll move on with the review. The box of toffifee comes in 15 pieces and are shaped like half a small egg. They are topped with a chocolate drop and promise there is a hazelnut in caramel with creamy nougat inside.
This is a hard one to describe. It is not like anything I ate before. But I did say as I munched the first one that I could detect a nutella type taste. The outside are solid caramel, but it is a fudgy style one that melts in your mouth. The chocolate melts quickly too and then you deal with the hazelnut and nougat chewy texture.
The chocolates are nicely packaged in a plastic tray that you have to 'pop' the chocs out of - they did leap out too at first but the last ones were easier or I got the knack of it. They are covered in a plastic wrapper which has a gold pull on it for instant access. The wrapper keeps them all fresh. The tray has a wrap-around cardboard tube which it slides out of. The outer wrapper has the Toffifee logo written huge and a picture of the sweets described as 'Lecker! Delicious! Superbe!' - who could resist?!
99p from the shop of the same title - bargain!
These sweets are a great shape to sit in the side of your cheek whilst you worry at the chocolate top with your tongue. The caramel stays firm until you are ready to bite into it and the nut gives it some great texture. I like these sweets and they do taste quite 'adult' whatever that means! The fact that there are 15 pieces does not bode well for sharing unless there are three of you (or any other denomination of 15).
Definitely! Why has it taken me so long to try these?
Toffifee isn't a brand of chocolates that you see around much. It's actually a German confectionery and comes from the brand Storck. This isn't one of the giants like Nestle or Cadburys, certainly not in the UK chococlate market anyway, and it makes sweets such as Werthers Originals and the little known but nice Reisen.
Even if you didn't know it was German the catchphrase on the box, 'Lecker!' might give you a clue. I mostly get these from Poundland every now and again, 15 sweets for £1. When I worked for Woolies, we used to sell these in boxes of £36 for maybe £3 or £4. Other than that, I don't think I've ever seen them around.
They comes in a golden foil tray which is surrounded in cellophane, slighly reminiscent of Frerrero Rocher actually, and this comes in a brown / orange cardboard sleeve with a picture of a few of the chocolates themselves with a few leaves around.
The sweets are a hazelnut, which is covered in caramel and nougat and then a little pool of chocolate is put on top so it ends up the shape of half a sphere, quite unusual and eye catching. The reason that I like these is that they have a mixture of ingredients in. It makes a lovely mix of flavours that compliment each other well and some varying textures.
Unfortunately, they are very moreish so watch out if you ever do buy a box...
Description: Hazelnut and caramel chocolates.
These chocolates have been around for years and if I'm being totally honest, I look on them as a bit of a mixed blessing. When they first came out, I loved them and as I am a bit of a non chocolate person (I don't really eat very much, I am more of a Haribo lover!), friends and family would often buy me these because they knew that I liked them.
Generally, these chocolates seem to make an appearance around Christmas but you can often pick then up in the Poundshop so it is worth keeping an eye out there. They come in 15 piece boxes made from cardboard with a picture of the sweets on the front. Inside, there is a metalic plastic tray containing the sweets which is wrapped in cellophane for freshness. The sweets then pop out individually and are shaped like little half circles with a chocolate button on the top.
The problem for me with these sweets is that despite having been a fan for so long, I still find them irresistable and far to easy to eat. They are basically a whole hazelnut, surrounded by creamy chocolate nougat and wrapped in a chewy caramel coating. Then the chocolate button is popped on the top. Each one is small enough to eat in one mouthful but I prefer to make it last for at least three bites so that it lasts as long as possible!
The combination of ingredients is delicious, the nougat is soft and creamy and the caramel is deliciously chewy. The hazelnut inside is never too hard and the surroundings are just the right amount to complement it rather than overpower the nut.
My problem is that all these years later, people still buy me these sweets at Christmas so I always end up with a few boxes. Of course, once they are there, I can't help but eat them! It is so hard to be healthy and avoid treats when they are right in front of you, and after the excesses of the festive season, I am trying to be good - can you see my dilemma?
I definitely recommend that you try these because they are great, but be warned, they are addictive and you might like them too much!
My aunt ALWAYS buys me a box of Toffifee for Xmas and has for years, it's lucky I love them so much otherwise I reckon I'd be proper bored of them by now! lol
I've just sat and scoffed a box of 15 Toffifee chocs and even though I feel a bit sick now I'm glad I ate them all because they were yummy!
A Toffifee chocolate is a cup of toffee that is filled with a mega soft caramel, inside the caramel is a whole hazelnut and it's all topped off with a shiney circle of chocolate. The flavours all go proper nice together and it's surprising because I don't think these are as sweet as they should be with all those sugary ingredients.
They're very chewy because of the toffee cup but I think that makes them yummy because the middle caramel is so soft that by the time you've chewed the the toffee the caramel and chocolate has all mushed together in your mouth.
The caramel is delish, it's got the same texture as soft chocolate and that makes it easy to eat and means the Toffifees aren't too sugary sweet like they would be if the caramel was that liquid sticky stuff.
I love the combination of chewy toffee, soft melt in your mouth caramel, crunchy hazelnut and smooth chocolate. The chocolate is quite rich so it makes the whole thing taste chocolatey even though there isn't that much chocolate on each one.
I can't rate these high enough, you can find boxes of Toffifee in the pound shops and I think that's a mad bargain because they taste like they're worth loads more than that. I know that when my aunt first started buying me these they were a lot more expensive than that so it's lucky for her they've gone down so much in price! lol
Recommended by me, love them!!!
Ah, the delicious Toffifee. I have loved these for many years now. You used to only be able to get them when you went abroad, at the airport on on the ferry. However more recently you have been able to get them in discount stores and supermarkets.
The sweet itself is a toffee cup (half a sphere) filled with a chocolate type nougat (nougat according to the manufacturers, I'd say more of a praline), with a chocolate button on top, and a whole hazlenut inside. The toffee itself is very tasty and not very chewy as far as toffee goes. It's a nice chew rather than a five minute job(!). And the chocolate is very tasty too. Where the appeal of Toffifee lies is in the combination of these component parts, they compliment each other to create a very delicious and moreish sweet.
They are the perfect size to pop straight into your mouth, but I prefer to bite them in half, it makes them last just that little bit longer.
As far as the packaging goes the Toffifee themselves are presented in a gold plastic tray, with a space for each individual sweet. This then goes inside a cardboard tray which is cellophane wrapped, then that goes inside either a cardboard sleeve for the smaller packs, or several of these in a cardboard box. This does seem a lot of packaging, but is mostly recyclable and ensure the uniform presentation of the sweets.
Lovely creamy toffee nougarty chocolately sweets.
I recently purchased these from my local Poundland the Box itself is bright and eye catching and they have been around for ages, years in fact and taste exactly the same then as they do now.
The Package **********
Browny Orangy coloured with picture of hazelnuts and four of these delicious treats, what i like about these is the chocolate circle on the top of the sweet looks lovely and shinny, and inside there is a tray with sixteen holes with fifteen sweets on them, they have a half circle toffee cup at the bottem, with a nougerty layer with a circle of chocolate on the top, the packet is recycyable and easy to open.
I have brought these before a long time ago and wanted to try them again as my weekly treat they are lovely and morish and im afraid to say quite addictive.
They are just enough for you if you stick to a few but ermm it is hard to do that as they are addictive and they just melt in your mouth.
I personally like the fact that they have a really creamy toffee, and being a lover of toffees they are really lovely, and inside you get a taste of chocolatey nougerty filling with a whole hazelnut in the middle.
I think that these look really classy even though they only cost a pound so will be a good item to have on the table at my Christmas do.
The Gold tray looks really good and nice and shinny and the chocolates themselves look shinny and they are really lovely, a good combination.
I think that they would also make a great stocking filler or small pressie for a friend and as i have said for £1.00 they are great value for your money.
I will be buying a few packets of these for Christmas.
Thanks for reading and rating my reviews x.
Having not had Toffifee in years I just had to have them when I saw them in the seaonsal aisle at Asda. I bought a tray of 15 Toffifee treats for £1.00, and opened them in car!! I finished them off last night whilst watching a film.
Essentially these sweet treats are a hazelnut in a caramel cup with hazelnut and chocolate filling, topped with a blob of chocolate that looks a lot like a chocolate button.
The caramel cup is very nougat-y in texture and taste, very chewy. The hazelnut in each is whole, but very small. The filling of creamy hazelnut and chocolate is very nice, just like a well known brand of chocolate spread. yum!
The chocolate top is the best thing about this for me. It is real melt in the mouth, smooth chocolate.
I eat mine by starting with the chewy cup (as this is actually my least favourite bit!), then chomp the nut and the filling still I am left with sticky chocolate fingers.
Very nice, sweet treat.
NB: There is very little nutritional information on the pack, just the ingredients and usual allergy advice abour nuts. There is no information on calorific content. I did a little google-ing and found that in 100g there are 535 calories. A tray of 15 is 125g. Work that out! Perhaps the idea of leaving this information of the packet is a bit like when you see a piece of jewellery you really like but there is no price tag on it - it usually means you can not afford it!
Toffifee is just what it's called- A meringue of toffee goodness!! I've never tasted a mix of toffee better than this...
Toffifee comes in a tray which has an overall cardboard cover, in which the tray (plastic wrapped) slides in and out. Each box has 15 toffifee, and they sit in their shrink wrapped gold tray. I find it slightly difficult to pick up the toffifee, have to press from the underside to loosen the tension, in which they will then "pop" out!
The candy is semi spherical in shape, with a soft toffee underside, smooth chocolate centre and a dark chocolate topping. They all look identically beautiful, and more unique, as they have a range of colour and a new shape. Inside is treasured a whole hazelnut!
~~~TASTE AND TEXTURE~~~
I have to say they taste fabulous, as there is a beautiful mix of textures, the soft chewy toffee against the smooth middle and the crunchy hazelnut. It is truly bliss. I love the taste of it all malgamating together, and every time you eat it a different flavour dominates, and a different experience is conjured.
I really like that you can bite into it, and have it simmer and savour it in your mouth for totally different tastes and feel. The textures are fantastic, and each brings its unique taste. It is quite hard to describe you must try it for yourself!
They are £1 in Poundland!! I'm not sure where else you would buy these actually... hmm...
They are really yummy and addictive. You can eat one box in one TV sitting if you don't control yourself!! I would highly recommend this to everyone (apart from those with nut allergies) as these are truly delicious!
However, they do sometimes stick to your teeth and gums which could be slightly annoying, but for the taste it is definitely worth the occasional bother!
I also have to warn you that, as addictive as they are, they are probably very unhealthy and fatty! Screw that! I'm getting some!
Wow, I have just literally now eaten my first ever Toffifee and I just dont know where these delicious little sweets have been hiding! They are a small cup holding hazlenut crunchy creme topped with a milk chocolate coating in bite size sweets. They come in an attractive box, they are unwrapped, and melt quite quickly in your hand, so best to eat them all up as quick as possible and in one go yummy! I hear from the girls at work you can buy them for as little as 79 pence a box from supermarkets or pound shops, home bargains, some times stock them, which is great value; especially with Christmas coming up as they make a cheap alternative stocking filler to the likes of Hershey Cups or Lindt by Lindor, which I would say are comparable in quality, but not in value for money. You get plenty in the little tray too! Toffifee will be making there way to all of my family's stockings this year!
After having had some of the Hershey's Reese's Cups I commented that they would taste better if they we're made with hazelnut and not peanut butter. Some when I saw something "cup" shaped and the word "Hazelnut" I put 2 and 2 together and declared these we're going to be amazing. Hazelnut butter as found in things like Kinder Bueno is a filling that is just brilliant, it's godly and as perfect as is possible for a filling to be. The idea that nuts could be used to make it is even more amazing, it tastes like heaven but is made from the humble old hazelnut, the man behind it is a legend.
Anyway enough about what a great man the founder of Ferrero is and back on to these. Toffifee I had imaged, obviously not reading the box would be a chocolate cup with a gorgeous hazelnut butter filling. As it turned out I was wrong, on later inspection the box said "A Hazelnut in Caramel with Creamy Nougat and Chocolate", but was it time to regret my buy now, read later attitude that had for years served me well?
Coming in a rather simple looking orange box, that then contains a plastic wrapped inner box and a cup holder (similar to the Ferrero Rocher eggs) that looks quite high quality and posh in a gold foil. They inner packaging looked the part until you saw what the actual sweets looked like (as had become very obvious by now, I really didn't look at the box after seeing hazelnut). Their was 15 2 tone sweets, with what looked like a giant chocolate button sat on a slightly milkier chocolate base, it had looked like the wrapping and the looks of the chocolate had deliberately tried to confuse me. Where was the sex appeal of hazelnut, where was the magic that seemed to follow the idea of hazelnut butter?
Any way the taste test, my chance to go weak at the knees under the power of the magic of hazelnuts, the soft smooth silky quality that they seem to have. Boy was I going to be shocked, biting into one of them, I realised the name wasn't lost in translation the outside coat wasn't a light chocolate, it was a caramel a soft toffee, forming the cup. The "cup" was filled with a solid hazelnut chocolate mixture, that was nice, though sadly not what was being expected. In the depth of the cup was an actual hazelnut (that was unexpected). Of course the chocolate button on the top actually was a glorified chocolate button.
Now for someone expecting a rather Ferrero style sweet, a soft sticky sort of thing, that was easy to get through and rich. I have to admit I was shocked (big time) by what turned out to be a very different sort of sweet, a tough chewy thing with a huge array of textures ranging from the smooth to the erm...nutty. Whilst originally being hugely disappointed at being so massively wrong in what I thought it was I've just sat here eating the box as I've typed, so beyond the original disappointment it needs to be admitted that they are actually really nice and really good sweets. What was wrong was the expectation that they were simple going to be hazelnut butter cups, not the actual product themselves.
Overall they were (past tense) really enjoyable and tasty with 15 cups in the 99p box I got, they work out at just shy of 7p each which may seem quite steep when you see the size of them, but when tasted you will see the reason for the price. There is simply so much going on in each sweet that it's hard to understand quite where the idea came from to have a real nut covered in hazelnut chocolate and caramel. Though the idea ends up being lovely to taste an an explosion of textures.
Those with nut allergy's have to be advised to stay away, they obviously contain hazelnuts, and may contain traces of almonds, peanuts and "other nuts". Though for those able to try nuts, then these come highly advised but you need to try a few, until you realise there is a lot more to these than meets the eye.
My mum loves Toffifees and as they are £1 in the poundshop it makes an ammazing stocking filler at Christmas or just an extra gift to make it seem as if you have bought more. Also for a friend who you don't want to spend lots on its just a small treat to say I appriciate your friendship and therefore bought you a gift.
Toffifees have a Toffee base with chocolate on the top and then a nut in the centre. They are a nice treat and not to much as an after dinner treat.
I think they are amazing value for £1 and I even saw them in a shop in Bridlington on offer for 68p they are a cheap snack and perfect when your on a budget and staying in and just watch a movie. They are also perfect to share with friends and family each coming in their own section.
I developed a taste for Toffifee sweets when I tried some in an airport duty free shop years ago.
If you like Nutella then chances are you'll enjoy Toffifee. In fact, I'm eating some right now.
They're very moreish, once you pop one out of it's little golden tray bed then you'll be tempted back again and again.
On the Toffifee Facebook group there are people who freely admit to sitting down and finishing a whole box at one go. I'm a bit more restrained, mainly from having read the calorie information on the side.
Taste wise they're a soft caramel/toffee cup holding a firm textured hazelnut ganach which covers a whole hazelnut. The flavor is sweet but not overwhelming and disappears from your tongue quite quickly (hence the desire to replace it with the next one!)
Some people pick them out of the trays but I prefer to reach underneath and pop them out. Sometimes they jump up and seem so pleased to be selected.
I actually emailed Storck when I couldn't find them in UK shops (sad, I know) and they sent me a list of places that usually stock them. They warned me that 'Toffifee is in many place a seasonal treat' which basically means that you're more like to find it at Christmas.
Pound shops are always a good bet for the small boxes but I snagged several 48 piece boxes from a large Sainsburys before Xmas for £3.80 each.
If you like nutty chocolate, Nutella or soft, chewy toffee then give them a go. If you don't like them there's sure to be someone you know who will.
Grr! Highly irritated by Windows Vista and their installed new updates just restarting my computer in the middle of a review - I attempt to re-write it again!
Toffifee is a snack that my wife was fortunate to receive this christmas, I've been in a bit of trouble recently for polishing off any biscuits or chocolate lying around the house and I knew that this box of chocolates would be very well guarded. I took my chance to dip into them when my wife was out walking the dog and it paid off!
I'd never tried a Toffifee before, so it was mostly out of curiosity that I was hunting them - I can't claim to have starved over the festive period. Toffifee are German but no one is perfect, it's even the homeland of the great Dooyoo!
The said chocolates came in a rectangular box which was 6 by 4 (for the mathematical failures - that's 24 chocolates), I quickly whipped out the golden coloured plastic tray and ripped the plastic covering slightly, to get my hands on one of these delicacies.
The shape of a toffifee was like an egg cut in half, the majority of it was coloured a caramel colour with the exception being the top which was a chocolatey brown colour. When I bit into it, I discovered that the chocolatey colour penetrated deep into the sweet - I also realsied that it wasn't a chocolate taste but fortunately nor was it poo either - it was a nutella like substance and it was topped off with a little hazelnut deep in the mix.
The caramel coloured substance was definitely toffee and the mixture was all rather chewy, gooey and sludgey. A little bit too much for me in fact and I don't think I'll be stealing any - my wife seems to enjoy them though. I did however, have one more just to ensure that this review wasn't based on a one-off experience!
Hazelnut and caramel chocolates.