Thursday, September 29, 2011

Illinois Nut & Candy Review

I got to try a new chocolate company called Illinois Nut & Candy and as you can see from the above picture they sent me a great bit of chocolate to try! Here is what is on the plate:

1. English Toffee (the one with all the nuts on it)
2. Toffee Bark (the squares with white drizzle)
3. Caramel Pecan Clusters
4. Cashew Caramel Clusters

Now, these last two I am not 100% sure of but they match the pictures on their website. Illinois Nut & Candy did not send one of those charts that usually come on top of the candy letting you know which is which so I am guessing since it looks pretty close. I can tell you that all of it was really good. I even gave a piece of each to my friend and neighbor because she loves chocolate as much as I do and I knew she would be a great judge also.

So, when she confirmed my thoughts, I knew I had made a good choice in asking for toffee bark! The rest I let them choose what they consider their best sellers so I did not know what would be coming until I opened the box.

The English Toffee is a little different than regular toffee, as they put nuts on top of it. It is kinda like a heath bar with crushed bits of nuts on top of it! Then the Toffee Bark is like a sheet of candy that they cut into squares and then drizzled white icing on top of it. The pieces they sent were really thick so you don't need to eat much of it at one time. The pecan & caramel clusters were really awesome!

Those were my husband's favorite so I was glad that they sent those. I had completely forgotten about what he might like! I just totally blanked out and could only think about the toffee!! Between you & me, he never needs to know that, okay? As far as he knows, I got him the most awesome caramel clusters he has ever ate!!

They have got so much to choose from like jelly beans, jawbreakers, chocolate covered nuts, sugar free candy, gluten free candy, chocolate covered apples, dried fruits, popcorn, truffles and the list goes on. Trust me, you will want to check them out! They have a little of everything that you could possibly crave.

They also have a baking supplies section where you can get things to put on top of your desserts whatever they may be. They also do corporate gifts along with baskets, tins, towers, platters and gifts for children. They have alot to offer for whatever occasion you are looking for.

Now, for this company's little bit of history, here is what I found on their site:

Raising the Candy Bar is the latest addition to Illinois Nut & Candy Home of Fantasia Confections. For over a quarter of a century Illinois Nut & Candy formerly Illinois Nut Outlet has been doing just that raising the bar. Since September 2004 Melissa and David's goal has been to constantly raise the candy bar by not only being the largest Kosher candy store in the Midwest but by trying to be the largest niche candy store as well. We offer Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Sugar Free, Organic, Vegan Friendly - all under Kosher supervision.

We have over 600 confections from apple rings to zebra bark. Our expansive selections of nuts are freshly roasted and our dried fruits come from around the world. Our highly trained chocolatiers combined with their experience and our valued recipes have given us world renowned confections such as our own hand made English Toffee as well as our Taffy Apples.

Our chocolate confections include miniatures filled with crèmes, barks, dipped glazed fruit, turtles, rocky road bars, and two separate lines of truffles our traditional line and our signature line for the more discriminating pallets. All of our chocolates are available in both a smooth creamy milk chocolate and in a rich semi sweet chocolate. What truly separates us is our commitment to customer service. Our goal is to make your experience a sweet one.

Here are some ways you can reach out and make contact:

Illinois Nut & Candy
Home of Fantasia Confections
3745 West Dempster
Skokie, IL 60076
Tel: 847.677.5777
Fax: 847.677.5778

Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. The photo's used in this review were provided by me and my sometimes cranky camera but it was all me with no copied pictures.


Tina said...

These look amazing! I'm your newest follower from the Friday hop :) ~Tina @

Maureen said...

Yum! Pretty site...I am following you from the blog hop...would you follow me please?

Delco Deal Diva said...

Yum that looks delish!

I am your newest follower from the Friday hop! Hope you will drop by my site to say hi! Have a great weekend!!


Katie2SS said...

Caramel and chocholate YUM

Kate D. said...

This look AMAZING. My sad little frozen lunch is looking sadder and sadder... Found you through "Finding New Friends Weekend Blog Hop"! You got yourself a new follower!

Kathryn said...

found you on the blog hop, new follower, would love a follow back!

BellaVida said...

Hi Mary, what a lovely treat to be greeted by a photo featuring a tray of goodness. lol

Thanks for dropping by and following. I was already a GFC follower and have liked your FB page.

Bella Vida by Letty
Enjoy your weekend.

Susie B. Homemaker said...

Ooh those look delicious! I'm a chocolate lover and a big fan of anything caramel. :p

Gail Purath said...

mmmm sounds yummy. I'm following from the hop and would love a follow back at Bible Love Notes. Thanks!

Colie's Kitchen said...

Hi this is Nicole from Colie’s Kitchen I just discovered your blog and wanted to drop by and say hi. I am now a new follower. I would love to have you stop by Colie’s Kitchen if you get a chance.

Xmas Dolly said...

So, thanks for stopping by, and guess I'll stop back over the weekend & see if you've got your give-away together. I'm trying to get another ready to go too! Sometimes these things take longer than we think. Sheesh! Havea a good weekend.

Pixie Mindy said...

Hi. Following you from Blog Hop til you drop. Hope to see you back at :)

Groovy Baby Blog said...

Thanks for stopping by , Wow We love Caramel Pecan Clusters sounds Yummy They are delicious, following you too!

Rachael said...

These chocolate treats look so YUMMY!

Thanks for following my blog!

Isabella said...

I love these chocolates they are so delicious. I am following your blog via email.

Jayne @ Green Country Girl said...

Thanks for following me and subscribing via RSS. I was more than happy to do the same and caught your Facebook. My page is

These look so good. I'm trying to remember if my sister worked for that company one Christmas.

CacheyMama said...

That looks soooo yummy right now!

Milan said...

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lifeofthecandman said...

Thank you for the blog post Mary. We're so pleased that you enjoyed our Toffees, Barks, and Clusters.

We certainly enjoyed this cup of tea!

All the best,

David Levine, Owner
Illinois Nut & Candy