Spartanburg Convention & Visitor's Bureau Blog

April 15, 2012

A Local Spartanburg Treat

If you are looking for a special treat that is “Made in Spartanburg”, then you must pick up a bag of Dottie’s Toffee!  What began as a delectable confection served to family and friends for generations is now available for all to savor. The recipe, perfected in Dottie's kitchen, has been handed down to her children and grandchildren and now is available for you to enjoy and share. Nick Belmont grew up helping his grandmother, Dot Smith, making batches of toffee. Some of his favorite memories growing up were the time they spent in the kitchen making toffee for Christmas presents, fundraisers, or gifts. After graduation from Wofford College, Nick decided this was something he not only enjoyed doing, but was also a business opportunity. In 2006, Nick and his mother, Cindy Holland started Dottie’s Toffee. Dottie’s Toffee is freshly handmade with natural almonds and real milk chocolate. It takes constant and careful watching to create this delicious perfection. The delicate crunchy toffee with whole almonds is topped in thick creamy milk chocolate and sprinkled with a generous layer of crushed almonds. Beautiful rough cut pieces vary in size to suit any sweet tooth desire. Dottie’s Toffee is sold in gift shops and specialty food stores across the Southeast. In Spartanburg, you can purchase the delicacy at Inside Irwin’s, Green Zinnia, Prices’, Home and Garden Classics, and Theodore Morris. You can also purchase the toffee at Dean and DeLuca’s nationwide and at select Whole Foods. The toffee is also available for purchase through their Website, www.DottiesToffee.com.