Since moving to Colorado 23 years ago, I can't remember a Christmas in which Enstrom's almond toffee
didn't make an appearance. The crunchy, super fresh, chocolate-covered candy is simply part of the holiday tradition.
If you're an Enstrom's junkie and want to make the after-dinner treat a bit more festive, pair chunks of the dark-chocolate variety with a glass of Ficklin Vineyards' Aged 10 Year Tawny Port
. The complexity of the smooth, wood-aged port holds up well against the equally complex sweetness, but doesn't overwhelm it.
For an all-Colorado after-dinner pairing, try the Talon Winery Wingspan White
(from Fruita) with Enstrom's milk-chocolate toffee (from Grand Junction). The crisp blend of Chardonnay and Viognier nicely offsets the sweet, buttery dessert.
Enstrom's expects to sell about 200,000 pounds of candy in Colorado this year.