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The Legend of Dulce de Leche

Dulce de Leche was discovered in Argentina during the epoch of General Juan Manual de Rosas (1793-1877) at the beginning of the 19th century.

The story told is that the general liked to drink his “lechada” (hot milk with sugar) every morning. One day his absentminded cook forgot to take the lechada of the boil and to her amazement returned a few hours later to find that it had turned into a dark and creamy mixture.

ballyshiel_milk_toffee_dulce_de_leche.jpgTo escape the wrath of her master, the ingenious cook gave the name “sweetness of milk” (Dulce de Leche) to the mixture and served it as a spread to the delight of General Juan Manual de Rosas who found it delicious.

From that time on Dulce de Leche became a family tradition, which was passed on from generation to generation.

Since 1998, the Corrigan Gaetani Family made Dulce de Leche an Irish tradition. They developed the brand Ballyshiel Milk Toffee using pure farm-fresh milk.

For more information on Ballyshiel Milk toffee contact Ballyshiel Artisan Foods
Ballyshiel Artisan Foods, Unit 2 Enterprise Centre, Ferbane, Co. Offaly, Ireland. Phone : +353 (0) 90 6454776 +353 (0) 87 2701472 E-mail:
Ballyshiel Artisan Foods with a trading address at Unit 2 Ferbane Enterprise Park, Ferbane, Co Offaly. Registration number: 321351.
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