Mel's stands for Michelle (me) and our daughters Erin and Lauren. We couldn't fit my husband's name into the puzzle, so he became the "silent" partner.
Mel's started out as a Chocolate Covered Pretzel Company. We evolved. The company evolved. Times changed. We became more focused. We are now an award winning, premium ingredient Michigan Made Toffee company. And...if you think that's a mouthful, you need to try our handmade Michigan Made toffee. As the logo says, "One Bite is Never Enough...EVER". We mean it. SO....put your money where your mouth is and buy a bag or four today. You won't be sorry. We promise!!
Remember...One Bite is NEVER enough....EVER.
This Spring, we decided to go for it and entered our toffees in an International Toffee Tasting Competition. Having never done this before, we were excited, anxious and had no idea what to expect. We are happy to report that our Sea Salt Pretzel was rated 3.5 out of 4 stars. The Maple Bourbon and the Chocolate Raspberry both won bronze awards. We are thrilled, to say the least!! Who knows what's in store for next year?!
Mel's Toffee uses the highest grade ingredients we can get our mitts on. We start with the best butter, sugar, almonds, pecans, peanuts, cocoa powder, alcohol, MI Craft Beer and chocolate we can get our hands on. We believe that the combination of cheap ingredients equals cheap products. Our products are premium toffees because we like to let the ingredients speak for themselves.
We use the drizzle approach for our chocolate because we don't believe in covering our "work of art" with a layer of chocolate. We believe that the product, handmade and Michigan Made premium toffee, should shine, not the chocolate (even though the chocolate is REALLY good, what chocolate isn't, right?). Don't get us wrong, chocolate IS a food group to us. We want our toffee to be the focal point.
Our Michigan Made Toffee has found its way into tubs of ice cream, cookies and large, large vats of MI Craft Beer. We love to play with our food....apparently others do too!!