FARRAH’S of Harrogate.
Established 1840...It was the school boy and girl of 1840 who laid the foundation of the fame which Farrah’s Toffee now enjoys. Still produced in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, Farrah’s Toffee enjoys a worldwide reputation to this day.
FARRAH’S was established in 1840 by John Farrah. The Original Harrogate Toffee was designed to clear the palate of the putrid taste of Harrogate’s Sulphar Water, famous in the 19th century for it’s healing properties. Original Harrogate Toffee is similar in taste to both a Butterscotch and Barley Sugar. Three different types of sugar are used along with proper butter and a hint of lemon to give the toffees their unique texture and flavour. It is still made in copper pans and packaged in the Blue and Silver Embossed Tins as it has been for generations, making it a memorable gift for any occasion.
Since the retirement of John Farrah in the early 1900’s Farrah’s was owned by the Armitage family and latterly the Waddington family, before being brought back from the brink of closure in 1997 by father and son Gary and Peter Marston.
HRH The Queen visited Farrah’s Toffee factory in 1998, commenting how the family had enjoyed Harrogate Toffee for years.
Farrah’s now have over 750 customers including Selfridges and John Lewis. Harrogate Toffee is sold in America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand as well as a number of countries in Europe. In addition to the Harrogate Toffee, Farrah’s range includes Fudges, Nougat, Biscuits and Preserves.
Foxy Lots stocks a wide selection of Farrah’s Toffee, Fudge, Biscuits and Mints all packaged within the special Melton Mowbray design created by local artist Claire Powell. All items make a perfect souvenier gift for visitors to the town to remind them of their visit to historic Melton Mowbray , as well as that well deserved treat all our customers enjoy.