Mackintosh Toffee Grams To Ounces

Well, you have reached the point where you have a great recipe, you are in a Holiday baking mood and you have a lot of friends and family who actually appreciate your culinary skills.  Now what.

Remember biting into a warm or soft toffee flavored cookies right from the oven when you were a kid?  Now that you’re all grown up – now it’s YOUR turn to make the “magic” happen in your kitchen!  It’s almost time for your first (and hopefully last…) lesson in Candy Math.  Start with Step 1 – converting from grams to ounces, which can also be described as going from “slabs or bars” to pieces.  Complicated?  Not really.  Just read on…

Mack Toffee was sold for a very long time in a traditional “slab” or “flat bar” format. But those days are long gone.  Some folks say that there was a fire at the Nestle factory, others fear that Toffee Terrorists were at fault.  Believe whatever urban legend you want, but YOU still have to solve the riddle of toffee weights & measures to be the Hero in the kitchen.

Forget the days when you would freeze your Mackintosh Toffee slabs or bars, then smack them hard against the kitchen countertop to make a “bazillion” pieces.  Just let the past go…it’s time to move on…

Mackintosh Toffee – The Way It Used To Be

So, dig out your bags of Mackintosh Toffee pieces and let’s get to work.  Those brightly colored 170 gram bags  packages contain about 20 individually wrapped pieces.  Why not unwrap a few pieces and calm down as you follow your recipe!  Like they say:  “…It’s Good To Be The Cook…”

Get ready, my Metric Math lesson is almost upon YOU…We basically have to go from grams to ounces.  Ready? Get set, Go!  Everything you need to solve your culinary equation can be found on the back of the Mack Toffee bag …and just how many Mack Toffee pieces are in an ounce?  O.K. – just peek at the backside (whoa…no that backside…) – I am now referring to the back of the Mackintosh Toffee bag…)

Look in the lower right corner of the traditional “slab” style of Mackintosh Toffee Bar and you can see that the weight was 56 grams [ and now you have to know 1 gram = 0.0352739619 ounces ]  Therefore, a 56 gram bar (or slab) of Mackintosh Toffee has a total weight of 1.975 ounces.  The Nestle 170 gram bag (individually wrapped toffee pieces) contains a total of 5.9966 ounces – so just round that number up to 6 ounces…still with me?  I hope so!

Mackintosh Toffee pieces in 170 gram bags

Information on the back of the bag indicates that 5 individually wrapped pieces = 40 grams, and 40 grams equals 1.4 ounces.  Now divide that number by 5 to get the weight of each wrapped piece of Nestle Mackintosh Toffee.  You should now have the number 0.28…So round that up to a nice even 0.3 ounces – Voila! Almost done!

So chew on this…so to speak…if each individually wrapped piece = 0.3 ounces – and your recipe calls for 1 bar (of the old style bar product) – just use 6.5 to 7 wrapped pieces to get the same weight.  But depending on the actual recipe you are using – you might have to use more (or less…).  You can use a simple ratio or proportion to get whatever your recipe calls for…Questions?  Comments?  Still struggling?  Just add your comment and we can take it from there.

That’s it!  Equation solved!  Now take a deep breath.  Relax – You didn’t have to get up in front of the class and write on the blackboard…Now that you are on a roll – you might want to try this recipe!

Mackintosh Toffee Tarts

Use either frozen mini tart shells, or make your own mini shortbread tart shells. Bake and let cool.  Melt together 6 Macintosh toffee bars and ½ cup evaporated milk.  I do this in the microwave.  Once it is heated and smooth, just stir until it is smooth.  Then pour into the cooled shells.  You don’t need to fill the shells right up – the toffee mix goes a long way.

Variations:

Use whipping cream instead of evaporated milk.   If you want your toffee to be less sticky, use ¾ cup of the milk. You can also drizzle chocolate over the tarts.  Wow!  Tasty and easy.  What’s not to like.

However, if you have other toffee recipes that you want to try, we suggest you consider buying bags of individually wrapped pieces of Mackintosh Toffee.  These colorful 170 gram bags are filled with about 20 individually wrapped pieces and, with a review of the Candy Metric Math lesson described above, you can easily convert grams to “ounces” for your favorite recipe.  Let the baking begin!

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Mack Toffee Burning Issues in 2010

And let’s get down to the brass tacks as they used to say…Toffee “fan-atics”, or anyone else in search of toffee trivia will always have a few questions – but not many answers…Google around and see what you can find.  Still having problems?  Bookmark this page and stop back when you have more time.  There is likely to be more fresh content when you return.  I plan on adding a new post category – something like “recipes”  or “toffee recipes”….What do you think?  Helpful?  Hopeful?  You betcha’

Candy Math (often phrased as “…how do I convert from grams to ounces…”) is probably the number one issue during the Holiday season.  You might have a terrific Betty Crocker recipe with references to quantities such as tablespoons, teaspoons and ounces – but what the heck do you do when the toffee package is marked in grams…

No – not “gram-mother”…the other type of gram.  Nestle changed the original packaging – but did NOT modify that  great toffee flavor and product color.  Dee-Lish!  Here is where we are going in the next week or so…

Here is a short list of topics and issues from customers who either called or sent email…And don’t pick on me for the spelling – these are actual topics from the web site visitor search log:

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Still have a question or two, or three?  Need to know more about the ingredients in your Mother’s recipe?  Looking for a reliable source of Mackintosh Toffee?  Need to get it delivered promptly, cheaply?  Perhaps you need your toffee delivered on a Saturday morning?  Can’t cope with the ever expanding Cookie Exchanges during the Holidays?  Thinking about baking a batch of toffee flavored cookies using your neighbor’s favorite recipe but you don’t know how to convert from grams to ounces?   That’s all right – not ALL of us were paying attention in High School.

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Nestle Mackintosh Toffee – Let’s Find & Bake With It! O.K. ?

This story often begins with:  “…Mackintosh’s Toffee is a sweet created by John Mackintosh…”   Great! Fine!  Nice to know!  But I am less concerned about the HISTORY andmore concerned about AVAILABILITY.  Join us on the hunt for Nestle Mackintosh Toffee and great recipes about how to use this toffee product.

O.K. – some of you may remember calling out for “Mack Toffee” or just plain “Mack”  Most of us remember the traditional packaging…calling it a bar or slab style.  Me?  I just called it good!  It may have been flat (or rectangular as my Math teacher would have said…) but the unique tartan packing was an eye catcher!

Beginning in 2008, the Canadian product was distributed in a “cello” bag of 170 grams and each piece was individually wrapped.  It was manufactured in Switzerland by Nestle, and licensed for sale in Canada by Nestle Canada. Unfortunately, Nestle does NOT distribute this great tasting toffee in the United States, but it still can be found at various online stores if you look for it.  Packaging may still be changing and I did see a new (and smaller bag style) on the shelf – 45 gram bags and 20 of these small bags to a box.  What is Nestle thinking?  Trying to put me on a toffee diet?  I hope not!

Ever Have A Mack Attack?

I will take you through some “Candy Math” as we convert the traditional slab style flat bar of Mackintosh Toffee to the currently marketed “cello bags” and even the new “mini bags”.  Stay tuned for more information on how to make your favorite recipe “pop” right off the cookie sheet into the hands (and mouths) of family, friends and dinner guests.

And now a word from our sponsor…Canada Candies is a small web store operating in Buffalo, NY – which is conveniently located near Ontario, Canada.  See where I am going with this yet?  Located near Ontario is code of “very close to distributors of Nestle Mackintosh Toffee”…Yea!  Seasonal cooks and many toffee cookie recipes are now much easier to make.  You might have your Mother’s favorite toffee cookie recipe but can’t find the Nestle Mackintosh Toffee.  You might have the toffee – but now you need help converting from grams to ounces.  From weight to volume?

Don’t worry…Candy Math is easy – and no pop quiz worry about.  Think of these articles as a Take Home Test that you can eat…it doesn’t get any better than this.

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Mackintosh Toffee Fans Need To Know…Now!

"New School" Bag Style

"New School" Bag Style

It seems that many people on the web are in search of “toffee knowledge” or perhaps just a Higher Existence!  Nestle Mackintosh Toffee fans are their name and toffee recipes are their game!  What the heck is going on in YOUR kitchen?

"Old School" Mack Toffee

"Old School" Mack Toffee

From grams to ounces, from bars to pieces, to what is the weight, from bags to bars (and back again…) – a lot of questions have been pouring in regarding Nestle Mackintosh Toffee – also known to Canadian toffee fans as “Mack Toffee”.   Just take a gander at this search queries & questions that showed up this week:

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We have all (if not most…) of the answers to all of your Mackintosh Toffee questions:

Yes
No
56grams
170gram bags
1 gram = 0.0352739619 ounces
Maybe
Perhaps
6 or 7 pieces
Right Here!

Unfortunately, it’s up to you to match the correct answer to the applicable question…Still have a question or two?  Need to know more?  Looking for a reliable source of Mackintosh Toffee?  Need to get it delivered promptly, cheaply, or need your toffee delivered on a Saturday morning?  Having problems coping with Cookie Exchanges during the Holidays?  Always wanted to bake a batch of toffee flavored cookies using Granny’s time-tested recipe but you don’t know how to convert from grams to ounces?  Don’t have a copy of Granny’s recipes?

Then try one of these toffee recipes…You would have found them eventually:

Mackintosh Mack Toffee Brownies
Mackintosh Mack Toffee Squares
Mackintosh Mack Toffee  Marshmallow Puffs

We suggest you order a bag (or two, or three, or four…) of Nestle Mackintosh Toffee pieces.  New shape.  New packaging.  Same flavor, texture and consistency.  Not too hard – Not too soft – Just Right!  Open a piece and chew up a storm of Canadian toffee flavor!

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Mackintosh Toffee Math Solution

Toffee Grams to Ounces

Toffee Grams to Ounces

You can spend a lot of time visiting every grocery store in your area – and don’t forget about all of those smaller convenience stores in your neighborhood – but you are NOT likely to find your Mackintosh Toffee anywhere!  The traditional “slab” or “flat bar” format is long gone – some say that a fire destroyed the factory while other toffee freaks whisper among themselves that there was some mysterious industrial sabotage behind Nestle’s production problem – but whatever urban legend you want to believe – the problem is still the same.  Just where can you buy your Mack Toffee?  Mackintosh Toffee in the original format is just not around anymore.  All of the fun of freezing your toffee bars, then slamming them hard against a counter top is over!  Let it go!

However, if you still have your favorite toffee recipe that requires Mackintosh Toffee ingredients, Canada Candies suggests you order a bag (or two…or three…) of individually wrapped pieces of Mackintosh Toffee.  These colorful 170 gram bags are filled with about 20 individually wrapped pieces and, with a little bit of Metric Math you can convert grams to “ounces” for your favorite recipe.

Everything you need to solve your culinary equation is on the back of the Mack Toffee bag …Asking yourself just how many Mack Toffee pieces are in an ounce?  O.K. – let’s peek at the backside (no, not yours…) – I am now referring to the back of the Mackintosh Toffee bag that is…)   Here is what we suggest:

The traditional “slab” style of Mackintosh Toffee Bar weighted 56 grams [ 1 gram = 0.0352739619 ounces ]  Therefore, a 56 gram bar of Mackintosh Toffee converts to 1.975 ounces.  The new 170 gram bag (individually wrapped toffee pieces) equals 5.9966 ounces – so just round that to 6 ounces…Information on the back of the bag indicates that 5 pieces = 40 grams = 1.41 ounces.   Divide that by 5 = weight of each piece = 0.282 = so round that to .30 ounces

Voila!  Each individually wrapped piece = 0.3 ounces –  Therefore, 6.5 to 7 wrapped pieces = 1.97 ounces = 56 grams = 1 bar (old style)

Once you solve your personal culinary equation – you might want to try this recipe!

Toffee Cornflake Squares

6 bars Macintosh Toffee (hopefully you were paying attention – if not review your metric math solution just one more time…)
1/2 can Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup butter
8 cups cornflakes

Melt butter, toffee and add Eagle Brand condensed milk until well mixed and melted, stirring mixture constantly so it doesn’t burn.  Pour over Cornflakes and stir the mixture until everything is well coated.  Pat into greased 9 x 13 pan.  Let it cool, then cut into squares or drop into mounds on cookie sheet.  Yum!

 

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MackIntosh Toffee Attack

Have a Big Mac Attack lately? How about a Little Mack Attack?  To be more exact: that would be MackIntosh Toffee Attack (aka Mack Toffee…).  If you are a serious toffee hound, then you know just how hard it has been in the last year or so to find the MackIntosh toffee in either the traditional block / bar / slab style.  Good Grief!  Urban legends are made of this stuff.  No, not toffee – but rumors, innuendo, bad facts and errors of all kinds…MackIntosh Toffee Pieces from our Bonanza.com web store

O.K. – sit down and take a coffee break, or candy break, or whatever!  Our contacts in the Nestle Marketing Department in Ontario, Canada have confirmed that the traditional MackIntosh Toffee Bar can be filed under “Long Gone”…So let it go!

However, don’t panic!  What YOU can do is consider Plan “B” – Mackintosh Toffee pieces that are individually wrapped and sold in 170 gram bags – that would be about a 6 ounce bag for all of you metrically challenged folks out there.  Works out to about 20+ pieces per bag.  Should be enough to get you through a long day at work, sustain you in the library working on those Calculus problems or keep your blood sugar levels up while you are sitting around the Student Center watching the girls walk by.  In my case, it was usually watching the girls say “Bye-Bye” – but that’s another story for another day…

We believe that our 4 Pack of Mackintosh Toffee pieces or 8 Pack of Mackintosh Toffee pieces will work out for you.  Enough to get along on your own – or if you want to be the “Big Man On Campus” – then our 4 item pre-pack can be passed around and you can still expect to get a few pieces back for later.  Nothing worse that trying to be generous and getting bit on the ass.  As my mother used to tell me: “…The road to Hell is paved with Good Intentions…”

Added Bonus:  if you are into the culinary scene, you can toss a bag of MackIntosh Toffee into your freezer for a few hours, take it out and put a few on the kitchen counter, then beat the “Be-Jesus” out of them to make smaller toffee bits – feel free to toss a few of the toffee pieces into your favorite cookie recipe.  We think that toffee flavor tastes great in almost any cookie.

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