What's on Tap

What's on Tap

Durham Toffee founder talks history, new products

Posted February 2

Durham Toffee's flagship product. Photo by Rebecca Burnett.

— Rebecca Burnett, the founder of Durham Toffee, shares the scoop on the company’s first anniversary, new products and more

Burnett has always loved to be in the kitchen, but it wasn’t until about 9 or 10 years ago that she began making toffee. “A best friend had a funny habit of sending me amazing recipes that she didn’t have time to try personally,” she says. Of the ones she tried, toffee was the biggest hit among friends and family. Soon, Rebecca started selling the crunchy treat at the holidays.

As the years went by, Rebecca continued tweaking and improving the recipe. Last year, with the help of her family, Durham Toffee was born. “We love Durham, and wanted to bring our own brand of sweetness and beauty to this community,” she says.

As its first anniversary approaches, Durham Toffee shows no signs of slowing down.

New products include Brittled Nut Clusters, a sweet and salty take on the toffee, and Mash Up, Mash Up, a jumble of ingredients (including Brittled Nut Clusters) inspired by the bits and pieces left over from toffee-making.

Special offers

If you’re looking for a Valentine’s Day treat for someone special, salted toffee is also available this month. Between now and Feb. 6, get a free bag of toffee with any hoodie or raglan t-shirt purchase at

Use coupon code SWEET for an even sweeter deal -- 20 percent off any product!

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in

Durham Toffee will be a participating artisan at TASTE 2017, a four-day event sponsored by Chapel Hill Magazine and Durham Magazine on April 20-23. The event, which is brought to you by Johnson Lexus. will include dinners, classes and tasting events featuring local and regional chefs. For a full schedule and to purchase tickets head to

WRAL Out and About is a sponsor of Taste 2017.


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