Before her marriage to John Mackintosh (1868 – 1920), Violet Taylor (1866 – 1932) trained as a confectioner’s assistant. After their marriage the couple opened a small bakery in Halifax, England, making homemade cakes, pastries, tarts and sweets, and very soon sales of Violet’s homemade toffee took off.
The amazing history of Mackintosh’s toffee can be read here.
The advertisement above filled page 119 of Good Housekeeping September 1922 and shows how just successful Mackintosh’s toffee had become by the 1920s.
The softer eating toffee was available in the following flavours:
Egg and Crème-de-Luxe
Sold by weight at 8d. per ¼ lb, and in Baby Oval Tins and Tall Tins at 1/3 each, Junior Oval Tins and Tall Tins at 2/6 each, and in 4 lb Tins.
You could also buy plain Toffee-de-Luxe in Sea-side Pails for the Kiddies, 1/- each, Popular Week-end Tins, 2/- each, and 5/- Family Tins.
Also Chocolate Toffee-de-Luxe, at 10d. per ¼ lb.
Mackintosh’s Finest Dessert Chocolate was sold in 4 ½ d. and 9d. Neapolitan Packets and in 4 ½ d. and 9d. Tablets.
Good Housekeeping ran a slogan beside the page number at the bottom of the page which read ‘Advertised Goods are Good Goods’.