Who is "Sweet Dane"? That's me, Dana Shinn-Weidner and Dane is a nickname I've had since childhood.
Right here is where we get to toot our own horn a little bit. Good cooks run in our family! This toffee has been a family tradition for generations. Our grandma first got the recipe from Great Aunt Betty in the 1950's. Aunt Betty always told us that there was one special secret, one trick that separates our toffee from the rest of the pack. And no, of course we aren't going to tell you that trick! But, we will tell you that we use only the freshest ingredients and no preservatives. When you taste it, you'll find it hard to believe it only has four ingredients - butter, sugar, almonds & chocolate.
Every year, a batch of toffee would kick off the holiday season. While Dad struggled with the tree lights & Mom was in the kitchen, that familiar, buttery, sugary smell would begin to waft throughout the house. It was always the smell of toffee that signified that special time of year for our family. For years, we dressed it up in pretty tins and gave it to our friends as gifts and carried it to our work Christmas parties. People began to look forward to it every year and were disappointed if they didn't receive it! For years, people would take one bite and say, "This is so delicious - how do you make it?" Next came, "This is so good you should sell it!"
So... after 60 years, we are sharing our family's most treasured confection with you. In addition to your own personal enjoyment, this means that YOU get to spread the joy to others, too. (You can even claim it as your own - we'll never tell!)
Since we began selling our toffee, we've been blessed with steady growth and loyal customers. And as a result, we quickly outgrew our facilities (aka the 4-burner kitchen stove) and are now making toffee in our new licensed, commercial kitchen. And what this means is that we are small enough to still personalize and customize each order and yet large enough to handle the corporate orders for Fortune 500 companies.