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English Toffee Ice Cream

English Toffee Ice Cream


Chocolate-coated toffee ice cream was first sold in 1924 by candy maker John G. Woodward Co. of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and toffee pieces for flavouring ice cream manufactured by The Fenn Bros. Candy Co. of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

It is known as butter brickle. 

toffee ice cream

The first Butter Brickle was sold on 20 November 1924, and the trademark was registered on 15 May 1928 by candy manufacturer John G. Woodward Co. in Council Bluffs, Iowa, for candy, not ice cream.

John G. Woodward Co.

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Butter Brickle was reportedly invented by Arthur E. Dempsey, a candy maker and inventor at John G. Woodward Co. in Council Bluffs, Iowa.


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The Fenn Brothers Toffee and Ice Cream Co., founded in 1898 by Henry C. Fenn and James W. Fenn, is best known for its chocolate-coated toffee and butter brickle ice cream.

Fenn’s Butter Brickle English Toffee Chocolate Covered and Fenn’s Butter Brickle Candy Ice Cream Flavoring were two of the products.

butter brickle

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Butter Brickle ice cream is credited to Omaha, Nebraska’s Blackstone Hotel’s Orleans Room restaurant in the late 1920s.

The toffee candy bar pieces were mixed into an ice cream flavouring, later sold as Fenn’s Butter Brickle Candy Ice Cream Flavoring.

The company also produced Walnut Crush, Blue Seal Nougat, Smooth Sailin’, Royal Brazils, and Big Bogie (later Big Nougat).

toffe ice cream

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In the first sponsored program on KSOO Radio, Fenn’s Blue Seal Nougat Bar sponsored a musical program.

The Food and Drug Administration cited them for their labelling in 1940 and their filthy products in 1947. The Butter Brickle candy bar was advertised on radio and television in the late 1950s and early 1960s with the slogan “Got a nickel? Butter Brickle,… candy bar!” delivered in an arch stage British accent.
Fenn’s employed more than 200 people at its peak, making it one of Sioux Falls’ largest employers.

Blog Edited By Ritika Gupta

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