What is a Tartan Turtle, you might ask? The answer is a delicious treat made with buttery toffee drizzled in milk and dark chocolate plaid and caramel sauce, then topped with roasted pecans and cashews.
And like the Scottish tartan—intricate and colorful patterns that tell the story of a family, a clan, or a region—Cache Toffee founder Lori Darr tells stories through beautifully patterned small-batch toffee, interweaving dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and caramel to bring the story of turtle candies full circle.
Of course, while many turtle candies are often shaped like a turtle with a pecan body and head and chocolate-dipped caramel legs and tail, you’ll find all the same delicious ingredients in Darr’s expression of this delightful little Tartan Turtle treat. Let’s learn more about what goes into each delicious piece of Tartan Turtle toffee.
Bean-to-Bar Milk and Dark Chocolates
If you’re a true chocolate lover, you might find it hard to pick a favorite between milk and dark chocolate. Milk chocolate offers a creamy and mild experience with a touch of sweetness, while dark chocolate provides a complex and bold flavor with a silky texture.
Our bean-to-bar milk chocolate has a creamy and smooth texture that melts in your mouth with hints of caramel and vanilla notes. It contains a slightly higher sugar content than dark chocolate, enhancing its sweetness.
On the other hand, our dark chocolate is made using a blend of cocoa beans sourced from different origins, giving it a bold and complex flavor profile with notes of fruit, nuts, and spices. Better still, dark chocolate offers an array of health benefits.
We drizzle them together for a perfect blend of the best of both chocolates.
Housemade Caramel Sauce
If you are a caramel lover, you know that it comes in many variations. That’s why we make our own, in-house to get the exacting texture and flavor that makes Tartan Turtle memorable.
We use premium-quality cream and Madagascar vanilla to create the best possible caramel sauce. The cream makes it rich and velvety. Madagascar vanilla is known for its distinct floral aroma and complex flavor, which complements the sweet taste of our caramel perfectly. The thick caramel sauce makes it ideal for drizzling over our buttery toffee.
Whole-roasted Pecans and Cashews
A turtle candy wouldn’t be a turtle without its pecan head and body, so we’ve made sure to include lots of whole-roasted pecans in the Tartan Turtle toffee in addition to cashews.
These nuts are not only irresistibly delicious but also nutritious, packed with vitamins, nutrients, and healthy fats.
Both cashews and pecans are excellent sources of vitamin E, which is essential for healthy skin and hair and helps boost your immune system. These nuts are also fiber-rich to help maintain a healthy digestive system, lower cholesterol, and reduce the risk of heart disease.
Additionally, the healthy fats in nuts can lower harmful cholesterol levels and are known to be beneficial to heart health. And roasted cashews are a good source of magnesium, which plays a crucial role in maintaining a healthy heart. Zinc is important for maintaining a healthy immune system, while calcium maintains strong bones and prevents osteoporosis.
Enjoy Tartan Turtle
Don’t miss the intricate flavors of Tartan Turtle—a deliciously sweet and nutty turtle candy-inspired toffee that weaves together the flavors of milk and dark chocolate and rich caramel with Madagascar vanilla. Studded with roasted pecans and cashews, you’ll love the crunchy, buttery goodness found only in Tartan Turtle.
Indulge in Tartan Turtle or any of our handcrafted, small-batch toffee featuring the highest-quality ingredients today. Each delectable flavor is available in our Triangle Treat, one-third-pound, half-pound, one-pound, and two-pound boxes.