Brooke's Candy Co. located in Dana, Indiana. Both their fudge and their toffee have this official award and they sent us two lovely boxes just in time for Valentine's Day.
fudge was firm but still very soft and that's a trick I haven't quite managed to achieve with my own homemade fudge. It is very cool in my fingers and when I take a bite it practically starts to melt in my mouth. First there is a cocoa essence that melts into a sugary sweetness only to meld again back to a sweet chocolate. Often fudge feels very overwhelming because it is basically butter, sugar, chocolate or whatever flavoring you have, and often marshmallows. In short it is fattening and tastes that way. However this tastes light both in terms of texture and flavor, so I have to remind myself "Moderation" so I don't start eating more and more of it. I can only imagine that the other seven varieties of fudge from Brooke's are this high of quality as well.
toffee has small pieces of almonds and drizzles of milk chocolate over the top. This is also a big piece at 1.75 X 1.5 X 0.5 inches. This makes a loud snap when I take a bite. Inside is a very solid buttery toffee with pieces of almonds. Every bite is a loud crunch so I hope you like some noise with your candy. The milk chocolate holds its own being the first and last flavor I experience. Like the previous candy, you'll need to work on your teeth to get all the toffee from them
If you are new Dana, Indiana, you should check out Brooke's. Don't be confused because, yes, her candy store is inside a huge plantation style house at 247 Maple Street (SR 71). If you want to order, do it soon for Valentine's Day delivery. If you are near French Lick, the French Lick Resort Hoosier Sugar Shop also sells Brooke's products. But whatever you do, Sisters and Brothers, know that not only does Brooke get the Indiana seal of approval but we here on The Chocolate Cult believe that her treats are indeed worthy Sacraments.