If you've ever been to ODEL, chances are you've noticed a glass cake dome near the sweets counter under which lie small, caramel coloured squares. If you've never ventured to purchase one of these tiny confections, you've been missing out on one of the city's best takes on traditional Sri Lankan milk toffee.
With crumbly tops and a centre packed densely with cashew and chocolate, these milk toffees are something of a hybrid between the traditional toffee and fudge. Marbled with either milk, white or dark chocolate, the surface of the toffee crumbles while the inside dissolves into thick gooeyness. This is one of the island's best toffees.
And it's not just available at ODEL. Batches can be ordered directly from Nandita Gamage and they cost Rs. 115 a square and can be purchased in boxes of 10 or 15.