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  • Toffee is called soft boiled confectionery made by sugar along with butter and milk. It is popular among young and also with the children.
  • Toffee is a confection made by caramelizing sugar or molasses (creating inverted sugar) along with butter, and occasionally flour. The mixture is heated until its temperature reaches the hard crack stage of 300 to 310 F (149 to 154 C). While being prepared, toffee is sometimes mixed with nuts or raisins.
  • Toffee used in confectionery has many different forms and is mixed with many different ingredients: Rum & Butter Toffee, Chocolate Covered, Vanilla & Chocolate, Rum & Raisin, Honeycomb.
  • The process of making toffee involves boiling the ingredients until the mix is stiff enough to be pulled into a shape which holds and has a glossy surface. The resulting mixture will typically be poured into a shallow tray and allowed to cool to form a sheet.
  • Different mixes, processes, and (most importantly) temperatures of toffee making will result in different textures and harnesses, from soft and often sticky to a hard brittle material.
  • Milk toffee is a mass consumption item and these toffees are not very costly and therefore, easily affordable in rural areas.
  • Hard Candy manufacturing business is an economically viable and financially profitable business.
  • Toffees and candies are mostly produced for local market; the volume was around 12,000 metric tons for the year 2003.
  • Toffee is made out of fruit pulps and has ingredients like skimmed milk powder, glucose and sugars in different flavors. Fruit toffees have good demand in cities, urban and semi-urban areas and institutions. The business idea is premised on production of 208,000 fruit toffees per month which translates into 2,496.000 fruit toffees per year.
  • In India Hard-boiled candy is reserved for the small-scale sector. There are about 5,000 units catering to the local markets.
  • Sugar-boiled confectionery, consisting of hard-boiled candy, toffees and other sugar-based candies, is the largest of the segments and, according to some key industry players we spoke to, it is valued at around Rs. 20,000 million.
  • US candy manufacturers offer a wide range of products and have a huge presence in the global market. This is due to the growing consumer demand for sweets.
  • Toffees and candies are consumed both in rural and urban areas without any exception.
  • Some Nutrition information of toffee serving of Hershey's Milk Chocolate with Toffee and Almonds Nuggets contains about 8 percent of your recommended daily intake of calcium and also serving of Hershey's Toffee Nugget candy contains about 2 percent of your recommended daily intake of iron. 

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