His story began in 1891 when John Mackintosh invented a new recipe for toffee, which was sold by him and his wife Violet from their pastry shop in the town. Soon the name of Mackintosh's toffee became popular and by 1896, new flavours had joined his original culinary creation of toffee deluxe – including creamery toffee, Yorkshire dairy, Yorkshire buttercups, aniseed toffee and egg and milk toffee.
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The original shop on King Cross Street
Macks on Queens Road
Here you will find the official website with the story of how Mackintosh's began, old adverts and much more so Visit ToffeeTown here
Mackintosh's entrance to the building that used to belong to the Halifax Flour Society.
An article by Violet Mackintosh
More facts about John Mackintosh from Malcolm Bulls pages
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