Creating beautiful and delicious things makes my heart come alive. In 2008, as a single mom, I began making Christmas confections for gift cash—in my very own kitchen with music and candles. FUN! And every year, my list of orders grew.
My family also grew in 2013 when my two boys and I married my husband David and his three girls. Crazy beautiful mess we are! David loves to dream with, and for, me. From the very beginning of our Burnett Bunch story, he encouraged me to take my toffee big time. Generally, I just chalked up his enthusiasm to LOVE. However, the seasonal momentum and toffee demand continued to grow.
After our most successful holiday season to-date(2015), I found myself rather openminded when my friend Elise called with an idea: “Durham Toffee.” Shortly after, in February of 2016, we officially launched The Durham Toffee Company at Smitten Boutique in downtown Durham. Since that time, our product line has expanded to include Brittled Nut Clusters and Durham Toffee MashUp. Additionally, the Durham Toffee has found a home on the shelves of over 18 local stores.
My family and I love Durham and are inspired by its reawakening. We hope to spread a bit of beauty and kindness while offering something SHAREWORTHY to our hometown—and beyond!