Buttercrunch or Almond crunch is also known as American-Style Toffee. Buttercrunch is similar to toffee in the way that it's made..\ Both are made with sugar, butter, and water, but you normally add vanilla or other flavorings to Buttercrunch.
The word Buttercrunch was coined in 1860 by William Loft, the owner and confectioner of the largest candy manufacturer at the time, Loft Candy Company, which eventually closed its doors after 1900. The Oxford Dictionary first mentioned the word toffee in 1825 as though it existed prior - toffee is a kind of firm or hard candy that softens when sucked or chewed. It is said that toffee originated throughout parts of Europe around the time when British Plantations in the Caribbean were producing enough sugar for it to be a cheap commodity. Loft took the recipe for toffee that dates back to 1825 by modifying the toffee recipe and covering it in chocolate and chopped almonds. One of the more famous buttercrunch products is Almond Roca, launched in 1923 by Brown and Hale in Tacoma, Washington.
That diet can start tomorrow - go find some buttercrunch! Make your own buttercrunch and experiment with the colors and flavors. Celebrate this day by making loads of treats, post-holiday season, and eating them anyways.