Rabble-Rouser Chocolate & Craft Co. Dark Chocolate dipped Maple Toffee
The most sought-after confection:house-made maple toffee (Cabot butter and pure maple sugar) covered in our 71% dark Ecuadorian chocolate and topped liberally with organic, roasted, salted pistachios. Pieces vary in size and can make a great gift or can easily be enjoyed for yourself, you won't regret it!
soy lecithin free!
Pure maple sugar, butter; cocoa mass, sugar, cocoa butter; organic salted pistacios
Keep in a cool, dry place.
Rabble-Rouser Chocolate & Craft Co., Montpelier, VT
Rabble-Rouser Chocolate & Craft Co. (formally known as Nutty Steph's) is an employee owned company, making exceptional chocolate and granola in Vermont since 2003. The workers bought the company from the founder in 2019 and created the new company name, although "Steph" remains a now-equal partner on the team. The "Rabble-Rousers" work together each week to bake, pour, wrap, package and deliver obsessively fresh food. At the same time, they build community resilience by sourcing local agriculture, paying a higher wage to cocoa farmers, honoring diverse abilities in a workplace and taking political action for social progress. The quality of their ingredients sets them apart from other chocolate companies. Every ingredient is carefully selected to meet the highest standards of quality - they never use GMO products, strive to use organic and local ingredients whenever possible and choose to work with partners who share the same commitment to the land, the environment and a better food system as they do. Top quality chocolate and oats are the building blocks of almost all of their creations. They use cacao beans from South America, grown by farmers who own their own land. They source their cream and maple syrup from Vermont farms and other specialty ingredients from a range of local and global makers in order to create the finest confections around.
February 9, 2022 by Ellen
This pistachio chocolate toffee is wonderful and the tastes combine wonderfully.. But be prepared since it will probably be for a smaller amount than you might think since it is sold by weight. Perhaps it is the weight of the toffee that is so dense.
An earlier reviewer wondered if substituting pistachio pieces for whole nuts could bring the price down.
March 25, 2021 by Rosie
January 27, 2021 by Jane
WOWZA! Maybe "100 carrots on a 5 point scale"! DEFINITELY WORTH THE PRICE. In fact, fohgeddabout the price. This the kind of chocolate bar you'd get in an expensive chocolate store in Vienna, Austria and count the price of the trip worth just the one candy bar. THANKS. I am allergic to soy, so there are very few chocolate bars I can eat as 99% of them contain soy lecithin, but this one does NOT. THANKS AGAIN!
February 14, 2020 by Jeff
Well, 5 Carrots is really not enough. The distinction "carrots" doesn't even do these justice.
Here's the thing - I have had a number of different Nutty Steph's concoctions. Some were very good, some just okay. All clearly using quality ingredients, but not always coalescing into extraordinary in my opinion. And then there's the prices, which tend to be on the high side, and I say that because I have yet to be utterly thrilled with anything I have had thus far.
And then these come along. And my wife and I were absolutely FLOORED. I have given 5 Carrots to many things on this site. I think I have given out one 2 Carrot review. I'm pretty honest. This is the first item that I'd give MORE than 5 Carrots.
Trader Joe's puts out something similar to this. It's blocks of solid crunchy toffee surround by dark chocolate and dipped in small grated pistachios. Really good, for sure, and less expensive than this.
However, the integration of maple, toffee, great dark chocolate, and WHOLE pistachios makes this thing great. But the way she has integrated the maple and toffee into the chocolate (as well as the quality of the ingredients) takes this concoction into another stratosphere. There's no doubt that these are pricey. But this candy is so brilliant that it's actually worth it.
I have talked about restaurants with others regarding the price of the experience. I have had $25/plate meals that were not worth spending that money on. I have had $45/plate meals that were so full of surprising flavors, so artfully presented with such care, and the service so extraordinary, that I felt the expense was well worth it. Not something I can do on a regular basis. These chocolates were akin to the latter. I have no issue with the cost because they provide such an incredible payoff.
I can't afford these regularly. I do have restaurants I know that can provide a great, tasty meal for a reasonable cost. Turner's Fisheries does both a fresh shrimp scampi and a linguini with clam sauce that are fantastic for $15. We sit at the counter, having them with a glass of Sancerre (costs as much as the shrimp scampi!) and we're happy. In any event, I bought these chocolates without the benefit of having sampled them, but they looked great, I love the combination in general, having had the aforementioned ones from Trader Joe's, and I needed something for my valentine (my wife). They were sitting on the counter at my Farmer's To You pickup site (They often have a number of things you can add to your pickup on a spontaneous basis). Again, the Trader Joe's ones are perfectly fine. But these are in a whole other place and taste- and texture-wise.
By the way, Nutty Steph's has changed her business name to Rabble-Rouser chocolates. It's on her website. And at her store, according to her website, she was offering these in a heart-shaped box.
If you THINK you might like this, treat yourself and those around you.
March 16, 2019 by Michelle
This toffee is really delicious!
April 27, 2018 by Andree
This is such a decadent treat! I love the mix of maple candy, chocolate and pistachio. I barely wanted to share it with my family:)
But I am getting some for mother’s day! That’s right! Me! Me! Me!
February 23, 2018 by Tina
Excellent flavor combination, and clearly good ingredients went into this product but unfortunately the price is too high to make it more than a once in a while treat. I wonder if the price could be lowered if it used crushed pistachios instead of whole, or thinner and smaller pieces of buttercrunch. Even as a gift, I feel like the presentation needs some thought at this price point.
November 26, 2017 by Anne
We took this toffee to Thanksgiving dinner. It got raves and disappeared quickly. We mourned its loss like children. It was fantastic. I have to say that between the Bernie Bar, Magic Chunks, and these amazing chocolate-coated, pistachio-topped candies, Nutty Steph deserves the highest homage as a candy baker. (And no, I don't know her.)
For me, the price of the toffee makes it a holiday or birthday treat, alas.