Toffee candies in Soviet Russia were very cheap and on sale in almost every shop, so quickly they became one of the favorite sweets among the Russian children. But even today, when there are lots of other alternatives, toffee candies are selling very well, which means that their popularity did not fade. And rightly so, because the quality Russian toffee are really good, with a delicate taste and nice aftertaste. In Russia, by the way, the name of toffee is “iriska”, which is a form of the word “Iris” (the plant).
For our shop we have selected only legendary Russian toffee candies which are produced by the equally legendary factory RED OCTOBER. These candies were the favorite among the Soviet children and now they taste and looks almost the same, because the factory tried not to change much in manufacturing process or their recipe. And presentation is, of course, the same also, as the candies are wrapped in traditional wrappers with white and black cats walking along brick roofs, if we are talking about the legendary “Kis-Kis” candies, or the wrappers with little golden keys, if we are talking about equally legendary “Little Golden Key” toffee candies. Fun fact: “Kis-Kis” is what the Russian people say if they try to get attention of a cat, and “Little Golden Key” was taken from the famous Russian children’s book “The Golden Key, or the Adventures of Buratino” (1936) by Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy, which is based on the 1883 novel “The Adventures of Pinocchio” by Carlo Collodi.
Even though the taste of these candies is different, they are the same in a way that if you buy Russian toffee candies you will experience the joy that Soviet children enjoyed in their childhood eating “iriski”.