Scotts Valley, CA
Milk Chocolate Tortoise with Alderwood Smoked Sea Salt
Our Tortoises are one of our most popular products because, well, that's why we call them "Tortoises" instead of "Turtles"; they're huge (about the size of the palm of your hand) and there are two in every order!
10 roasted Mammoth Pecan halves, our own decadently buttery handmade Caramel, covered in our own handmade Milk Chocolate and a sprinkling of sea salt goes into each and every Ashby Confections Pecan Tortoise.
As with most Ashby Confections, people often comment that the level of sweetness is not overpowering but "just right". We pride ourselves on being able to achieve the perfect balance of flavors; chocolate (of course!), roasted nuttiness, sweetness, the butteriness of the caramel, all enhanced by the perfect hint of salt. They are, if we do say so, exquisite!
Our Tortoises are large enough so they cut up nicely for parties and pair beautifully with red wines such as Cabernet Sauvignons and Zinfandels.