Noson gyflaith (The Toffee Evening) was a traditional part of Christmas or New Year festivities in some areas of north Wales earlier this century. Families would invite friends to their homes for supper and the meal would be followed by merriment, playing games, making toffee, and storytelling. When the required ingredients for the toffee had boiled to a certain degree, the toffee was poured onto a well greased slate or stone slab. The hearthstone itself was used for this purpose in some houses. Members of the happy gathering would then cover their hands with butter and attempt to pull the warm toffee until it became golden yellow in color.