almond roca [ah-muhnd, am-uhnd; spelling pronunciation al-muhnd roe-ka] noun
A butter-rich almond toffee surrounded by chocolate and coated with a sprinkling of chopped almonds. The candies are log shaped and individually wrapped. Almond roca was deemed “The Original Buttercrunch Toffee” and has been made by Brown & Haley confectioners since 1923. The company was the first to package candy in a tin and in 1927, the iconic pink tin appeared. The company is housed in its original factory in Tacoma, Washington, and run by the third generation of the JC Haley family. (Harry Brown originated the recipe).