Hi! I’m Janessa, the hands behind your favorite toffee. I have always loved to bake and began making toffee in 2008. For years, I only made it during the holidays for friends and family who praised it as the best toffee they had ever tasted.
In October of 2017, thanks to an encouraging friend, who had just started her own company, I decided to start a small business from my home kitchen and had overwhelming response in the first few months. It’s been a long and exhausting but exciting journey. This journey taught me that one person can make a huge difference in another's life-- knowing who you are and your own self-worth enables you to love and serve others well. Because of this, I wanted to make a difference in other lives, just as this company has made a difference in my own life and purpose.
Doubleside doesn’t only stand for the double coating of chocolate on our toffee- it also stands for the double goodness our company stands for: a treat for the recipient and a donation to help others. 10% of our profits go to local, faith-based, non-profit organizations. Currently, we partner with FOR HER and Young Life. FOR HER works to foster dignity & grow equity for women at risk in San Antonio, Texas, especially those who have been sexually exploited. Young Life is dedicated to sharing the truth of God’s love to middle and high school students. We hope that as we grow we can continue to support more organizations and be a small part in changing lives.
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” -Anne Frank