“Hi, I’m Rhonda, but you can call me Dhonda as soon as you learn to love me.”
Dhonda grew up on her grandfather’s farmstead so being in the kitchen wasn’t a special or unusual occasion for her, however, the making of butter toffee was an event she looked forward to every year as a family Christmas tradition. She can still hear the words her mother passed onto her, “If you stir the toffee with love, everyone will be able to taste it.” Dhonda continues to stir the love into her butter toffee using the same cast iron skillet that her grandmother used, making each individual batch of toffee with her own hands.
As an adult, Dhonda revived the family butter toffee tradition, but was inspired by coworkers and colleagues to take this recipe a step further with the addition of various other ingredients to her original butter toffee recipe. Thus, the Campfire Treat was born. This signature butter toffee recipe released a creative genius in Dhonda, as she continued with one new and fantastic creation after another. Dhonda’s creative capacity is limited only by an inability to imagine it. If you can dream it, she can make it.
Dhonda is an inventor and creator and considers herself to be extremely blessed. In her words, “Rhonda is blessed. Dhonda is blessed. The candy is blessed.” Dhonda believes she has “driven through a rainbow,” in being able to realize what was once only a dream and being able to find her purpose in life.
It is evident that every batch of Dhondalicious butter toffee is made with not only love but an all consuming passion and belief in her product. If love and compassion has a flavor, Dhondalicious butter toffee would be it.
Stop by and meet Dhonda and try one, or all, of her many flavors of homemade butter toffee:
Dhondalicious/Artisan Food Co-Op
8716 W. Fairview Ave.
Boise, Idaho 83704