Watch the Darling Sweet team lovingly produce the most delectable old fashioned quality handcrafted toffee at their new premises.Darling Sweet came into existence in late 2013 when Hentie van der Merwe and Frits van Ryneveld decided to start a toffee company in their hometown Darling. The initial idea came from Frits who felt that the small Swartland town with its picturesque surrounds needs something sweet and that it should be the most delicious old-fashioned toffee, seeing as the production of its main ingredient – good quality butter – has been associated with Darling for generations.
The idea didn’t take long to inspire Hentie – artist, lecturer and trained chef – to start journeying into the centuries old art of toffee-making in developing their unique toffee flavours:
- Tannie Evita’s Classic Toffee (money is donated to the www.thedarlingtrust.org)
- Honey & Salt Toffee
- Red Wine & Chocolate Toffee
- Ormonde Wines Toffee
- Orange & Pomegranate
- Liquorice Toffee
- Sour Fig Toffee
Their toffees are preservative free – and all their reductions they make themselves, nothing synthetic – creating a real old fashioned butter toffee – and probably one of the healthiest toffees on the market!
Darling Sweet also bottles and sells raw veld flower honey from the cape coastal region.
They are also very proud about the fact that their packaging is made from recycled paper, and that their toffee wrappers are biodegradable.
The Darling Sweet kitchen is located in the beautiful original General Dealer building of Darling – where members of the public can view the Darling Sweet production line.
The entire manufacturing process is done by hand – from assembling the ingredients to the final packaging of the product.
The focus on manual production is very much part of Frits and Hentie’s focus on job creation and skills and career development within the Darling community.
|address:||7 Long Street, Darling|
|cell:||083 235 4002|
|trading hours:||Mon – Sat 08:00 – 17:00
Sun 10:00 – 14:00
Closed Xmas, Good Friday, Boxing Day & New Year’s Day