Original Champion "Buttermilk Flavoured Toffee"

Candy Tops

I don't think I've ever had a buttermilk flavoured candy before. My opinion of buttermilk is mixed. I can't say I've ever had a glass of the buttermilk, or at the very least I don't remember drinking it. I do however like to bake with buttermilk as some desserts and breads are better with buttermilk as an ingredient. I also enjoy taking a glass of buttermilk, shaking it for a while, and making my own butter. The thing about buttermilk that I seem to remember is that it really doesn't have a strong flavour. It has more of a feeling or texture, and that texture is fat. It's probably the best milk if you want something fatty, but how does one represent this in a flavour, does a high in fat drink work as a candy?

The answer is simple, it's really strange. These buttermilk toffees are a little creamy in flavour, but for the most part they're fairly flavourless. There is a slight sweet cream flavour, but it's not strong enough to really enjoy. I don't think that this is a case of not getting the flavour right; I'm just suggesting that buttermilk might not be the best flavour to make into a toffee. The colour of these toffees is also a little weird, pure white. The minute I unwrapped it I found that it was a very off-putting colour, and I think even a little bit of beige would have improved it.

It seems that the folks making these Champion Toffees are going for authenticity in every way they can. I salute them for that, but I think the problem is in the choice of using buttermilk as a flavour.