I didn’t do any homework before starting this review. I took a few pics and then dove right into the candy. Call me pleasantly surprised.
The package says “Toffee with herb extracts” and I didn’t know what to assume that would mean.
English toffee with a super sweet yet salty taste?
Also, I think of toffee as a hard candy. Not sure why. But I assumed these Bronhi originals we’re like a hard coffee candy.
These Bronhi Toffees are soft – not taffy soft, but like 5x softer than a Starburst. You could squish it in your fingers. And it’s not coffee-ish or molasses-y either. But they are herb-y. And by that I mean licorice. They have a menthol licorice undertone – actually, it’s an overtone. It’s very much there. In fact, it defines it. This is why I was so surprised. These are like breath mint menthols. In fact, the web site says it all – “The recipe of Bronhi Original has remained unchanged: a unique blend of liquorice, fennel, anise, and other medicinal herbs with natural caramel.”
I liked a lot. But I couldn’t eat a lot of them. These are like Altoids: You eat one. You make out with your girlfriend, or a stranger, or heck even your wife. Maybe eat another and then done. These aren’t like M&M’s where you pop ’em in non-stop.
These would be a perfect after-dinner treat. Hides the garlic and acts the digestive.
Not to mention, these are from Croatia. That’s awesome. You go, Croats. Keep on toffee-ing on.
I say go forth and buy. Put out for your gramma. Your dinner guests will think you are quite worldy.
Is worldy a word?