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Dining in Disneyland: Making English Toffee at the Candy Palace

The candy kitchen windows are one of my favorite places to hang out. On every single Disney trip, whether it be to Disney California Adventure, Disneyland, or even just a stroll through Downtown Disney passing by Marceline’s I HAVE to peek in the window and see what the candy makers are up to.

Candy Palace in Disneyland

On a recent trip to Disneyland, I passed by Candy Palace on Main Street and noticed some adorable candy makers having way too much fun making English Toffee.

English Toffee Making at Candy Palace

Making English Toffee

The process is a three person job. It all starts with a little rectangular piece of toffee.

English Toffee Grab

Next, it’s dipped in to a bath of melted milk chocolate.

Chocolate Bath

After it has a perfect coating of milk chocolate, the toffee is rolled in chopped almonds.

Almond Time!

And for the grand finale, 12 ounces of English Toffee are

packaged up so that they can make their way to the Candy Palace shelves for people to snatch up.

Packing up the Deliciousness

Because these ladies were having so much fun, I had to take a video!

Their antics made me wonder two things:

1. What song were they listenting to?

2. How on Earth can I get that job?

It also prompted an immediate purchase of a bag of freshly made English Toffee which, GASP, I had never bought before.

Disneyland English Toffee

English Toffee comes in a 12 ounce package on a plastic tray wrapped in a clear bag for $11.99. No, it is not cheap. But the portion is very generous and there is no skipping on the chocolate or nuts.

English Toffee Ingredients

I actually took mine home and waited until the next day to dig into it. The toffee is buttery and not to hard. It does not get stuck in your teeth and it is not too thick, making it easy to take a bite.

The milk chocolate covering is the perfect chocolatey accompaniment, and there are more almonds than you’ll know what to do with.

Hello, friend!

This is such a favorite of ours that it was ranked as one of our Top 5 Chocolate-Covered Disney Snacks in Disney World, and I’m sure we’d do the same with the Disneyland version!

Overall

English Toffee from the Disney Resort is one of my new (to me) favorite treats. I am actually quite mad at myself that it took me this long to buy a package. Thanks to the adorable Cast Member for making this fabulous purchase entertaining AND tasty! I say at your next Disney Parks visit, make this treat a part of your life. You won’t regret it.

English Toffee is available at several locations throughout the resort. You can find it a Candy Palace & Pooh Corner in Disneyland, Marceline’s in Downtown Disney, as well as Trolley Treats in Disney California Adventure. In Disney World, find it at the Main Street Confectionery and at other candy counters.

What’s your favorite Disney candy treat? Let us know in the comments below!

Heather Sievers is the Disney Food Blog’s Dining in Disneyland columnist. See more of her columns here!

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19 Comments

  1. Joe says:

    English toffee is usually made with almonds, not peanuts, as indicated in the ingredients on the package.

  2. Tricia says:

    Can they skip the peanuts?

  3. Prof. Brainard says:

    Tricia, the text of the article says the nuts are almonds and the pictures show almonds.

  4. Tricia says:

    Opps.. Sorry I should have just said can they do them without the nuts on top.

  5. wdwfan says:

    haha they’re so cute!

  6. AJ says:

    Tricia — You’re not crazy :-) We had peanuts listed first and updated the post after Joe’s comment! :-D Regarding no nuts, I’ve never seen them do a non-nut toffee version, and I’d guess they wouldn’t do one specialty unfortunately. We’ll look into it though!!

  7. AJ says:

    Joe and Prof B. — Thanks for the heads up! All updated now :) Totally my fault! Sorry, Heather! ::Bad Editor! Bad!::

  8. Andrew G. says:

    Looks great! I’m surprised by how few ingredients are in those bars! Normally when buying candy, the list will be 20-30 ingredients long! Thanks for a great review!

  9. A Newton says:

    Love seeing this! Anytime candy is made on-site is a boon for that park, imo, and when it’s made on-stage even better. Sure wish we could convince them of that on the fudge front…

  10. Heather Sievers says:

    @A Newton – It worked on me! I agree on the fudge front!

  11. Lexie says:

    My favorite Disney treat is the Mickey shaped M&M rice krispies treats. One of those during your Disney day is divine. We usually buy a few to take back to the room and dip in tea. Also the Pooh bakery used to make charachter shapped carmel/candy apples. This was so fun, please post more videos!!!!

  12. Gaylin says:

    My favourite treat to bring home from vacation and wait a couple days to enjoy, while I miss Disney.

  13. Wendy says:

    Hi Heather!

    I must admit that I have never bought a bag of this either. But seeing these pictures makes me want to buy some on my next trip. My sister LOVES LOVES LOVES English Toffee. She hasn’t been to Disneyland in years, and I keep bugging her to come with me. I sent her a link to this column so she can see the deliciousness, and hopefully convince her to join us on our next trip!

  14. Heather Sievers says:

    @Lexie – You can never go wrong with a rice crispy treat! I will definitely try to post more videos. Glad you liked it!

    @Gaylin – Good plan. And it really does last a while.

    @Wendy – Perfect! I hope it works! ; )

  15. Julie says:

    Love the article, great to see people so happy at their jobs :)
    What I don’t get though is why this is called ENGLISH toffee – I’m English and believe me, I have NEVER seen toffee like this in England or anywhere in the UK!!!!!!!

  16. A Newton says:

    Julie – The reason it’s called English Toffee is… lost in history I’m afraid? That’s just what it’s generally called here, whether it bares similarity to anything actually produced in England or not. :)

  17. Riniel says:

    DL’s English Toffee is my absolute favorite! I always buy one package to snack on while I’m there, then (at least) one more for home! Great video and article, glad you discovered the deliciousness that is Disney toffee! :D

  18. Heather Sievers says:

    @Julie – I’d love to be a guest in the candy kitchen one day! Looks so much fun!

    @A Newton – I tried to look up why it was called “English” and came up with nothing.

    @Riniel – I’m glad I discovered it too!

  19. Brenda C. says:

    Any idea about how the toffee slabs are made…and shaped so perfectly? Are the almonds roasted? Looks soooo incredibly yummy!

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