MACKINTOSH'S Toffee is over 120 years old! John Mackintosh first opened shop in Halifax, Yorkshire England in 1890. He decided he needed a line of sweets that would be unique to his shop. At that time there was very little in the way of toffee as we know it today. English toffee was mostly hard and brittle. American toffee was very soft, and thus came the idea to blend the two to form a unique toffee. Mackintosh's Toffee was born. MACKINTOSH'S Toffee pieces are great for baking but even better for sharing! Mmmmm.