Sweet and Salt-Dusted: Why Salt Improves Chocolate

Salt. Jimmy Buffett sings about searching for a lost shaker of it in “Margaritaville.” At Amelia Toffee, we searched for months before we came up with the right salt for our artisan toffee. We found it at The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island Salt Shop. From their fascinating collection of flavor-infused salt, we selected a handful to…

The Many Benefits of Dark Chocolate

If you’re anything like me, I have no doubt you just read this title and thought: “Oh look, an excuse to eat chocolate!” The good news is, you’re right! Chocolate is the ultimate comfort food and dark chocolate (I’m talking the stuff that’s 75% cocoa and over) is one of the best sources of antioxidants…

Expert palates are tasting our finest artisan toffee

The waiting is making us want to chomp into…a bite of the world’s best toffee. In February, the Amelia Toffee team sent off packages of three of our toffee flavors to be judged in the sofi™ Awards competition. We’re expecting to hear the results any day now.   Why are the sofi Awards such a…

Six Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate has recently been discovered to have a number of healthy benefits. While eating dark chocolate can lead to the health benefits described below, remember that chocolate is also high in fat. Use FitDay to keep track of your calories and nutrition as you work towards your weight loss goals. 1) Dark Chocolate is…

Our Region's All-Star List

Women play a vital role in building and sustaining our local food community in Northeast Florida. From running kitchens to making policy, crafting baked goods to growing food, it’s with great pride that we celebrate our region’s movers and shakers. We have compiled the following list as a way of bringing recognition to the women…