Made in Michigan: Dave's Sweet Tooth Toffee

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HARRISON TOWNSHIP (WJRT) (01/29/18) -- Inside the kitchen of Dave's Sweet Tooth Toffee in Harrison Township, thousands of pounds of the confectionery concoction is made every week.

But this is no ordinary toffee.

"Our toffee, unlike traditional english toffee is a soft toffee, so it still has that snap like english toffee that everybody loves, but it doesn't stick in your teeth," said Founder Andrew Chmielewski.

The recipe Chmielewski uses is from his father, a retired Detroit firefighter.

"People were calling the house and asking him to make a dozen jars at a time, and we started selling it at craft shows, like local high school craft shows, and from there the demand kind of just grew," he said.

So much that he turned it into quite the successful business, and that was 7 year ago.

"We still make it the exact same way that we used to make it in the home kitchen, except we make a lot more of it."

That's because for Andrew and his more than a dozen employees, the demand is there.

"We've shipped all over the world really to China, Japan, Australia and Europe.Yesterday I had to drive all the way to Cleveland to go pick up one of our ingredients because the local store was out so the next nearest store was down there."

Dave's Sweet Tooth Toffee is not for the calorie conscious!

"Toffee is a magical combination of butter, sugar, chocolate, almond, we throw that in there for health purposes."

And each time you sink your teeth into a piece of Dave's Sweet Tooth Toffee, remember this.

"We don't use large machines or anything. It's all made in small batches over copper kettles like traditional candy's been made. We hand pack everything. it's all hand packed, hand sealed, hand weighed," Chmielewski added.

Dave's Sweet Tooth Toffee comes in many different flavors.

You can find their products at any Meijer store.

You can also order them online and if you use the promo code FIRST15 when ordering online, you'll receive 15% off your first online order.

Click on the 'related links' section on the right side of this page to go to Dave's Sweet Tooth Toffee web site.

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