Retired Detroit firefighter's toffee hits the national stage

- When Dave Chmielewski started making toffee in his home kitchen, he never thought it would be where it is today.

Dave, a retired Detroit Fire Fighter, had always loved to cook and bake. When he started making his almond toffee however, the response was unlike anything he had seen before. People soon started calling the house and demanding that he make them some of this delicious treat.

With a few homemade labels and some mason jars, Dave began to sell his confectionary creation. What had started as a hobby quickly became more like a full-time job.

Dave's son, Andrew, helped start the business in 2011 -- and Dave's Sweet Tooth was born. The toffee is popping up in homes and businesses across the country.

Dave's Sweet Tooth started with three flavors: milk, dark and coffee. They have 9 flavors now, including holiday flavors like pumpkin spice. You can find the flavors in 4 oz. bags or 8 oz. jars. They make a great hostess gift or stocking stuffer.

You can find the toffee in stores across the country, online and in some subscription boxes, like Michigan Crate here and Love Your Food out of California.

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