Before the invention of candy, mankind had to make do with "nature's candy"—fermented cabbage, fruit the monkeys didn't want, and live, feather-covered Peeps. Enjoy human handiwork with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of toffee from The Toffee Box.
The Toffee Box's handmade, hand-cut, and hand-packed caramelized treats have garnered the old-fashioned sweets shop a gold metal in TasteTV's Tasty Awards in 2010. Confectionary captain Heather Mubarak and her associates whip together limited bundles of toffee made from a family recipe that goes back three generations to when confectioners still cooked with dragon fire. The all-natural, gluten-free sweet comes squared in four flavors: dark chocolate, white chocolate, mocha hazelnut, and white chocolate macadamia nut ($12.95/.5 lb.; $24/lb.). Opt for the mix-n-match package to satisfy indecisive snackers and peckish Chimeras, or scale the monumental toffee tower constructed from 1.5 pounds of premium almond toffee in any three flavors ($35). All nutty parcels arrive in a fetching gift box for the recipient's viewing pleasure.