Notable Edible: Bradford Farmhouse Brand Toffee
What first got my attention about Amy Bradford at a local farmers’ market was how she set up her booth, her presentation and her interesting logo. Then I tasted her toffee. I knew she, and her product, were the real thing.
Bradford started her business in 2014 after leaving her corporate job. For her, it was time to start a new life. “I woke up one night with the idea to make toffee because my husband loves it and it was something creative. I experimented with different recipes and gave my sweets to friends and family who suggested I sell it because it was so good. Now here I am!”
Bradford explained she had to teach herself everything; it was all trial and error. From the recipes to designing her packaging and website, “I’m 100 percent self-taught and everything is done by me alone,” she declares.
She started out with the Original Toffee flavor, vanilla-based and covered in a thin layer of milk chocolate and drizzled with white chocolate. She expanded her line by adding Caramel Coconut, Cranberry Almond, Maple Walnut, S’mores and Toasted Almond flavors, which rotate seasonally. She also makes a small-batch gourmet Toffee Sauce, best served warm; Bradford’s favorite way to eat it is drizzled over vanilla ice cream with a slice of banana bread or coffee cake. Some customers use it fondue-style at parties, keeping it warm for dipping fruit.
Some ideas for using Amy’s Toffee, besides just eating it straight out of the bag, of course, include crumbling it on top of ice cream, breaking it up and baking it into brownies or cookies, or adding it to bread pudding for a sticky toffee pudding.
“My newest creations are my Salted Caramels, which were a huge hit this summer, so I am working on new toffee and caramel flavors to keep things interesting and delicious.”
All Bradford’s products are handmade from scratch and fresh to order, so online customers should allow two to four business days for their orders to be fulfilled.
Find Bradford Farmhouse Brand Toffee online at bradfordfarmhousetoffee.com and locally at:
Sandwich Farmers’ Market, 164 Route 6A,
Sandwich, Tuesdays from 9am-1pm
Osterville Farmers’ Market, Osterville
Historical Museum, 155 West Bay Road,
Osterville, Fridays 9am-1pm