Product Type: Walkers Sweets
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I thought I didn't like toffee but this Walker's Slab is gorgeous!
Walkers Nonsuch Original Creamy Bar of Toffee
Member Name: rolandrat
Walkers Nonsuch Original Creamy Bar of Toffee
Advantages: Creamy, wholesome, traditional and delicious.
Disadvantages: Watch you don't harm your teeth or fillings!
===Why I Got This===
Well actually we received this as an after Christmas present - probably because mum-in-law got given more than she could eat.
Walkers makes only toffee and is an old family business that was established by Edward Joseph in the late 19th century in Stoke on Trent.
The name "NONSUCH" was taken from Henry VIII's "Nonsuch" Palace which was call the 'palace of all palaces' and there was supposedly 'nonsuch' to better it. So - 'There's nonsuch toffee like Walker's Toffee!'
Walkers only make their own toffee and do not provide any for anyone else.
'England's Finest'. Made in England.
BRC (British Retail Consortium) accredited company.
I got this as part of a double pack but I shall only be talking about the original creamy toffee.
200 gram bar with a plastic protective tray on its front ad wrapped in clear cellophane.
'Whack, unwrap and enjoy.'
Made with whole milk and butter.
My duo came in a cream and orange box with a little metal hammer.
Contains no artificial colours or preservatives and is free from hydrogenated vegetable oil.
Store in a cool dry place.
Suitable for Vegetarians and is gluten free.
A serving which is estimated as four pieces would be 40 grams and 198 calories and 9 grams of fat.
Each bar has 10 squares.
Long shelf life - mine was until August 2013.
Ingredients include: glucose syrup, sugar, sweetened condensed milk, vegetable oil (palm), butter, salt, molasses and emulsifier E471 and flavourings.
The slabs of toffee also come in the following flavours:
* Milk Chocolate Covered
* Brazil Nut
* Fruit and Nut
Walkers also sell individually wrapped toffees.
I am not sure of the price for an individual slab but a box of two on Amazon is currently £3.29 + £1.25 UK delivery. So one slab works out as about £2.25 when bought online but is probably cheaper in the shops
My sister loves toffees but they have never been something I have really raved about and actually I am not into eating a lot of sweets or chocolates of any sort and only usually have them around Birthdays and Christmas.
I can recall having a set of this toffee way back in the 1960s - this time it was a set of four slabs on a reusable metal baking tray - also with the hammer which I found fascinating.
Anyway back to this toffee. I have always been a bit cautious of sticky sweets in case it pulls my crowns out and, besides, I never really liked the toffees that you would often get in boxes of chocolates or selection tins.
Anyway as we had finished most of our Christmas goodies I thought I would give this toffee a try. It was lucky that it came with two slabs as my husband walked off with the Brazil nut one before I had a chance to try it - so I grabbed the original slab for myself.
To break up the toffee it says to whack before you unwrap - which is a good idea. I hit it on the reverse side with the hammer which broke it up quite easily - if you had a bar on its own without a hammer I would think hitting it on the corner of a table would do the job as well, or else use a rolling pin.
I should not really have eaten this toffee as I have a lose crown on my tooth anyway but when I opened the packet it smelt so rich and delicious I could not resist it.
This is more a hard toffee than those soft and gooey ones you can have - but there is no comparison. This toffee is absolutely delicious -and I am now converted to being a real toffee fan.
Being very careful I sucked my toffee pieces - they are so rich, creamy and delicious - I defy anyone not to immediately love it.
I would only have a few tiny pieces at a time so a slab lasted quite a few days as I try to ration what I eat to some extent.
It really does show how the old original recipe and proper ingredients can make such a difference.
I will definitely be buying this for myself again - but I think I'll wait till I get my tooth fixed! My sister, the toffee fan, is often breaking her teeth on toffees but if you are careful and do not chew or bite it too hard you should do no harm to your teeth.
===Would I Recommend?===
It seems that toffee hammers were used by the suffragettes around 1911 to break windows as they were small enough to easily conceal!
Summary: Delicious toffee from an old English family firm.