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Toffee vs. Brittle — What's the Difference?

Toffee vs. Brittle — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Toffee and Brittle

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Toffee

Toffee is a confection made by caramelizing sugar or molasses (creating inverted sugar) along with butter, and occasionally flour. The mixture is heated until its temperature reaches the hard crack stage of 149 to 154 °C (300 to 310 °F).

Brittle

Likely to break, snap, or crack, as when subjected to pressure
Brittle bones.

Toffee

A kind of firm or hard sweet which softens when sucked or chewed, made by boiling together sugar and butter, often with other ingredients or flavourings added
A pound of walnut toffee

Brittle

Easily damaged or disrupted; fragile
A brittle friendship.

Toffee

Nonsense; rubbish
Please don't expect me to fall for this load of old toffee
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Brittle

Difficult to deal with; snappish
A brittle disposition.

Toffee

A hard, chewy candy made of brown sugar or molasses and butter.

Brittle

Lacking warmth of feeling; cold
A reputation for being brittle and aloof.

Toffee

(uncountable) a type of confectionery made by boiling sugar (or treacle, etc) with butter or milk, then cooling the mixture so that it becomes hard

Brittle

Brilliantly sharp, as in percussive sound.

Toffee

(countable) a small, individual piece of toffee
A box of toffees

Brittle

Perishable.

Toffee

(Northern England) any kind of sweets; candy

Brittle

Fleeting; transitory.

Toffee

(transitive) To coat in toffee.

Brittle

A confection of caramelized sugar to which nuts are added
Walnut brittle.

Toffee

Taffy.

Brittle

Inflexible; liable to break, snap, or shatter easily under stress, pressure, or impact.
Cast iron is much more brittle than forged iron.
A diamond is hard but brittle.

Toffee

Caramelized sugar cooled in thin sheets

Brittle

Not physically tough or tenacious; apt to break or crumble when bending.
Shortbread is my favorite cold pastry, yet being so brittle it crumbles easily, and a lot goes to waste.

Brittle

(archaeology) Said of rocks and minerals with a conchoidal fracture; capable of being knapped or flaked.

Brittle

Emotionally fragile, easily offended.
What a brittle personality! A little misunderstanding and he's an emotional wreck.

Brittle

Poorly error- or fault-tolerant; having little in the way of redundancy or defense in depth; susceptible to catastrophic failure in the event of a relatively-minor malfunction or deviance.

Brittle

Diabetes that is characterized by dramatic swings in blood sugar level.

Brittle

A confection of caramelized sugar and nuts.
As a child, my favorite candy was peanut brittle.

Brittle

(by extension) Anything resembling this confection, such as flapjack, a cereal bar, etc.

Brittle

(intransitive) To become brittle.

Brittle

Easily broken; apt to break; fragile; not tough or tenacious.
Farewell, thou pretty, brittle pieceOf fine-cut crystal.

Brittle

Caramelized sugar cooled in thin sheets

Brittle

Having little elasticity; hence easily cracked or fractured or snapped;
Brittle bones
Glass is brittle
`brickle' and `brickly' are dialectal

Brittle

Lacking warmth and generosity of spirit;
A brittle and calculating woman

Brittle

(of metal or glass) not annealed and consequently easily cracked or fractured

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