Enstrom’s A Story of SWEET Success
Once upon a time, not too very long ago, there was a man named Chester Enstrom (we will call him “Chet”). Chet was living in Grand Junction, Colorado with his family and in his spare time he made candies. Chet had a passion for making candy, and worked on perfecting his tasty treats as he gifted friends and family with them.
Chet’s specialty? Almond Toffee!
Chet had been known for his treats and upon the insistence of many folks, what started out as a hobby, became a business and a Legend (in my eyes at least). Enstrom’s was born. The birth year of this legend was 1960, to some of you it would be long long time ago, to me, well lets just say that I turned 50 just a few weeks ago. 🙂
By 1965 Enstrom’s Candies were being shipped worldwide!
What happened to Chet?
Chet sold his company to his Son and daughter-in-law as Chet had decided to pursue his political carrier in the Colorado State Senate. And in 1966 Chet was appointed Colorado State Senator!
The Enstrom family has continued this legendary company still today
And the handmade candy making continues to this very day, some 53 years later, including the making of Chet’s Enstrom’s Almond Toffee… the product is still all natural.
Enstrom’s, to my surprise, found my new blog location online and contacted me with a tasty offer that I just could not refuse, they asked me if I would like to review a 1 pound box of Enstrom’s Almond Toffee. I was lucky enough to have received my box the day after my 50th birthday, the birthday was a nothing event, but surprisingly after receiving Enstrom”s Almond Toffee, I felt a celebration coming on!
The Almond Toffee, is unlike anything I’ve ever tasted before, the crunch is just right in these tasty treats, as they seemed to break easily, melt in my mouth and have the perfect amount of the wonderful Almonds not only mixed in, but also ground into almost a powder and placed all over the milk chocolate topping. I am a choco-holic and the perfect amount of chocolate was on top.
After experiencing the Almond toffee, I found myself pouring what was left into my hands, just like a little piggy I dumped the crumbs of almonds into my mouth and savored the remnants, as I look into the box, that once held the precious Almond Toffee in amazement of how fast I emptied the box. I admit it, I now crave Enstrom’s Almond Toffee and I want to do another review each and every month! 🙂 Hey they have sugar free Almond Toffee and oh boy, TRUFFLES???? Who could say no to truffles, NOT ME! Oh how I’d love to try so many of their products!
I have seen that they have several shops here in Colorado, one not too far away from me in Arvada and they offer their sweet confections there as well as ice cream and this summer they will have coffee in this shop as well! Yay, I cannot wait to visit them and taste their ice cream and bring home some of their sweets for eating later and perhaps sharing. Or freezing so I can gift them to others, or even try them very cold in the summer heat! 🙂
Now onto the giveaway one of you lucky ducks will receive a one pound box of Enstrom”s Almond Toffee… to share with me! Okay you don’t have to share, I was just kidding, but really? Didn’t your Mothers teach you to share? Mine did, but I must admit, I didn’t share either… so there! 😛
Good Luck Folks!
What are you waiting for? Do I have to tell you to Enter Now?
Why are you still reading? What? You don’t want my new favorite Almond Toffee for yourself? If that is so, enter to win it and give it as a gift to some lucky recipient (ME…hint hint…I have to say it again, I LOVE the Enstrom’s Almond Toffee… so gift your win to ME)!
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Disclaimer: Mariah Lockwood personally reviewed this product. I received the product as mentioned in this post for this review. I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return.. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. The photo’s used in this review were provided by Enstrom and me.
Years ago I saw these pictures and the story of a Garage in New Mexico that had been robbed a few times. These clever people came up with a solution that even made “the would be Thieves” call the police.
The owners of the Garage put out the word that they bought a Guard Lion, a Mexican Guard Lion (I guess that is why it looks different) for security in their garage. Reportedly they also got the word out that this Lion would attack anyone that broke into the business or climbed the fence.
When the Police came to the business, with the report of a dangerous Guard Lion on Duty, this is what they found:
This was just too tempting and I had to post this today… I know I posted these pictures before, ages ago on an old blog of mine, but most of you probably have not seen it. 🙂
Have yourself a Great Hump Day!
I received this in my email and just had to share…
I had to keep the pictures huge, so if you have a slow connection be prepared for 3 big pictures to load. I know it may hurt my SEO, but this is too good to lose the detail too much on these pictures. lol
Colgate created a very ingenious advertising campaign to promote their dental floss, but before I explain to you the main detail of these images, I will let you appreciate them quietly~
Alright, now that you had time to quietly observe the images, in the first one you will now notice that she has one finger too many in her hand, in the second one a phantom arm is floating there, and in the third one the man has only one ear…
The campaign attained its purpose, because it proved that food remains on your teeth draw more attention than any physical defect…
I DIDN’T SEE THEM EITHER!!!
But I did see the food remains….
Really, I pride myself in being pretty good at being an observant Artist (something my Mother taught her art classes to be…and as a child I took part in one class on observation so I learned that at an early age…or so I thought), yet I too just stared at the food in the teeth and didn’t observe the other parts of the picture.
Please leave me a note and let me know if you did like I did and just focused on the junk in the teeth? I’d love to hear from you. 🙂