Established in memory of Dina Bray, Christy’s mom and Mark’s mother-in-law, Dina was Chapel Hill Toffee’s biggest cheerleader and most tireless volunteer. Never asking for anything in return, Dina gave her time and energy working in each aspect of the business from packaging shipments to sprinkling pecans. She wanted nothing more than to help her family succeed. In her memory, we give a portion of the sale of every box of toffee to the Dina’s Dynasty Ovarian Cancer Fund.
In May of 2017, Dina was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Three weeks later, she passed away. Her diagnosis came as a shock since her symptoms masqueraded, as ovarian cancer almost always does, as “normal.” Upset stomach, bloating, discomfort in the abdomen. Unfortunately, there is currently no reliable screening method to diagnose ovarian cancer and our goal is to change that, so that no one else has to lose their wife, mother, sister or daughter. Or in Mark’s case, their adoring mother-in-law.
Dina was a long time supporter and volunteer at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the fund in her name aims to support UNC Lineberger in developing a reliable screening method for ovarian cancer and providing outstanding care for ovarian cancer patients.
For more information about the fund, or to make a donation, please visit https://www.dinasdynasty.org/
Our toffee begins with a layer of traditional English toffee spread thin and cut by hand into bite-sized squares. Each piece is coated on both sides with a top-secret blend of dark chocolates. The smooth layers are finished off with the sprinkling of pecans that gives Chapel Hill Toffee its iconic look and distinctive southern twist!
Our toffee is coated with a precise blend of dark chocolates originally formulated in our home kitchen. Our unique blend perfectly highlights the buttery sweetness of the toffee center and balances the nutty flavor of the pecan finish!
We incorporate pecans throughout our toffee to give it a crispy texture and memorable nutty flavor. We also give our candy a light sprinkling of chopped pecans as the finishing touch that gives our pecan toffee it’s iconic look!
Our Griff’s Coffee Toffee builds on our original recipe by adding espresso into the mix for a unique, one of a kind twist! We believe that the espresso provides an excellent counter point to the sweet toffee to create a perfectly balanced flavor combination!