Every December 6th since Chuck and I met, he has received a visit from St Nick. Chuck never received a stocking from St Nick when he was growing up in a Polish household but in my home of German heritage, I was graced with a visit every year and I guess, by association, St Nick now includes Chuck in the tradition as well! Lucky guy!
This year his stocking included, among other things, some English butter cookies, some Kenyan coffee beans and a ‘Dark California Toffee’ made by Lula’s Chocolates of Monterey, California. (St Nick is clearly a foodie!)
Last night, we opened up that toffee and gave it a try. OMG, was it good! St Nick obviously knows his toffee!! The statement on the label from the owner and chocolatier, Scott Lund, reads, “California Toffee is really all things to all people. To make it, I start with fresh premium butter cooked slow over an open fire to develop the caramelized flavor. Then I add raw whole almonds that roast inside the toffee, and finally an extra shot of butter. You can taste the California sunshine in every fresh, handmade bite.”
I don’t know about tasting the California sunshine, but you certainly could taste the love…..and, after all, isn’t that what a visit from St Nick is all about?