Mom's homemade toffee was always a special treat for Mark Graves growing up in his family home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. In 2006, after years of perfecting her secret family recipe, Mark's mother, Karen Graves, decided to turn her favorite hobby into her own home-based business. That year, Chapel Hill Toffee made its retail debut at A Southern Season, a specialty foods market in the heart of Chapel Hill.
In 2008, Mark decided to join his mother in the kitchen and help her take her small business to the next level. Mark's wife, Christy Graves, a fellow Chapel Hill native, soon joined the team and in June of 2015, they welcomed their first son, Griff! Karen's oldest son, Scott, is now also on board as the newest member of the family business!
Our toffee is still lovingly handcrafted in the place where it all began, "The Southern Part of Heaven".
We are proud to make a donation from the sale of every box of toffee to Dina's Dynasty Ovarian Cancer Fund.
Chapel Hill Toffee begins with a layer of traditional English toffee spread thin and cut by hand into bite sized squares. Each piece is coated on both sides with a top-secret blend of dark chocolates. The smooth layers are finished off with the sprinkling of pecans that gives Chapel Hill Toffee its iconic look and distinctive southern twist!
We incorporate pecans throughout our toffee to give it a crispy texture and memorable nutty flavor. We also give our candy a light sprinkling of chopped pecans as the finishing touch that gives Chapel Hill Toffee it's iconic, mouthwatering look!
Our toffee is coated with a precise blend of dark chocolates originally formulated in our home kitchen. We believe that our unique blend perfectly highlights the buttery sweetness of the toffee center and balances the nutty flavor of the pecan finish!
Griff’s Coffee Toffee brings together sweet English toffee, dark chocolate and pecans and features a hint of smooth espresso. This precise flavor combination creates an exquisite balance of vintage European tradition with a distinctive Southern twist.