We've been making Special Toffee at Thorntons for over 80 years. The recipe we use today remains faithful to the one originally created in 1925 by Stanley Thornton, son of the company's founder Joseph William Thornton. A perfectionist, it took Stanley over 50 attempts to create a recipe that he thought was the correct taste and texture. The secret to Thorntons Special Toffee is the combination of fine quality ingredients, sourced from around the globe and the timing of adding them to the toffee as it cooks. The toffee is cooked slowly in small, individual pans, to develop the unique flavour.
We do not use emulsifiers or stabilisers in Thorntons Special Toffee. This is integral to the toffee taste, texture and flavour and is the reason why Thorntons Special Toffee clumps together.