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NEW LOCATION: Market Hall Foods on 4th!

Join us February 10th!

This Saturday, February 10th from 1-4 p.m. we'll be at Market Hall Foods on 4th in Berkeley in celebration of chocolate! Sample some of our most popular flavors and pick up a bag or two for the special Valentine in your life. We'd love to see you there!


Stay tuned for more updates on new locations where you can find Tombo Toffee. We had a very successful showing at last month's Good Food Mercantile in San Francisco and have exciting news on the horizon!


In honor of my son's 11th birthday today, this month's recipe is from his favorite food group: donuts! Instead of making or buying a traditional birthday cake, I served these round beauties stacked high on a cake stand, complete with a simple glaze that made them sweet but not overly so. The glaze also acted a bit like glue and held the stack together nicely. I know it was his birthday, but I got a present, too, when his eyes got big and his face lit up when I showed him the final result. Note to self: Donut cake = serious mom points.

The recipe I used happens to be from King Arthur Flour and isn't intended to be an endorsement. I found this recipe easy to follow and these cake donuts are faster to make than those that require yeast. I made two batches, one vanilla and one chocolate. To make the chocolate donuts, I simply replaced 1/3 cup of the flour in the recipe with 1/3 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder, and it worked great.

I used a small/medium sized donut pan but with Valentine's Day right around the corner, consider making heart-shaped donuts or experiment with other fun shapes. Whoever you make them for, I'm sure their face will light up, too!

Until next month,