In the late 19th century Edward Joseph Walker began making toffee from a tiny sweet shop in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent. Local people used to come to buy his renowned slab toffee, broken with a special hammer and served by the quarter.

Using only the finest ingredients, Whole milk, butter, Belgian chocolate and sugar with no artificial colours or preservatives, he created a unique toffee recipe that we continue to use today. His toffee and famous little hammers are still the hallmarks of our business.

We are proud to make our delicious toffee and that’s why we only make it under the “Walker’s Nonsuch” brand.

Many people ask us “why the name Walker’s Nonsuch?” It’s something of a family legend that when our founder Edward Joseph was establishing the company, he wanted a distinctive brand name to stand out from his competitors and describe the quality of his toffee.

He happened upon the story of Nonsuch Palace, the grandest of all palaces built by Henry VIII between 1538 and 1546. Its very name a boast that nowhere else could compete with its exquisite splendour. A palace of all palaces, there was ‘nonsuch’ like it – just like Great Grandad’s special toffee.

There’s ‘nonsuch’ toffee like Walker’s Toffee!

Today the Managing Director is Adrian Hill who has worked at the company for 36 years.  Working alongside him are Ian’s daughters Katie and Emma along with nephew Edward who are key members of the team along with Jonathan and Jamie, the latest generation to join.