January 21, 2014
Marilyn McLeod, owner and operator of Marilyn's Toffee and more, LLC, won two Blue Ribbons at "The Festival of Chocolate" held January 18th, 19th, and 20th at the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), Tampa, Florida. She won her first Blue Ribbon for "Best Confection" and the second for "Best of Show". For more information on "The Festival of Chocolate" please visit their website tampa.festivalofchocolate.com.
Marilyn is a 37 year resident of Bradenton and a popular vendor at both the "Bradenton Farmers' Market" and the "Bridge Street Market" An invited vendor to the Festival, Marilyn entered her latest toffee creation, "White Chocolate Toffee with Macadamia Nuts" in the competition. Samples were submitted, tasted by two separate panels of judges who determined her toffee to be the "Best Confection" and by unanimous decision "Best of Show"!
Marilyn offers five different varieties of her toffee that she creates in her gourmet northwest Bradenton cottage food kitchen, Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Almond Roca, Cappuccino and of course her latest, greatest and now award winning White Chocolate with Macadamia Nuts.
Marilyn's toffee has also been featured at other notable venues: Plain and Fancy, Village of the Arts, Winter Wonderland, Bridge Street Holiday Lights, Harbor Island Arts and Crafts, San Marco Plaza Farmers' Market and Entre Nous' Holiday Tour of Homes, Shoppes on Elf Alley.
Marilyn's Toffee makes a perfect, shower, wedding favor, hostess, holiday, corporate or other special occasion gift.