Fudge! It’s a great American pastime. There are so many different possible fudge flavors that every time you think you’ve seen them all there’s a few new ones. There really is a flavor of fudge for everyone, and you can even get fudge for your vegan friends now, too! But where did this delicious indulgence come from exactly? And how do fudge makers make it so yummy?
A Brief History
Did you know that fudge got its start right here in Baltimore, Maryland? There really weren’t any recorded mentions of fudge before 1886. In those early days, fudge was sold at a small, local grocery store for forty cents per pound. Fudge actually came about as a “fudged” batch of caramels. Historical evidence suggests that someone messed up a batch of caramels, and the results of the mix-up eventually evolved into the creamy confection we enjoy today.
Making Creamy Goodness
All fudge starts with a couple of essential ingredients: milk or cream, sugar, and whatever you will be using to flavor the fudge. Chocolate and peanut butter are two of the most popular flavors, although adventurous chefs everywhere have tried all sorts of unique combinations! Once all of the ingredients are gathered, they are combined and heated to just the right temperature. If they aren’t heated enough, the fudge will have a grainy texture because it wasn’t able to fully melt everything together. If there’s too much heat, you risk burning the fudge.
Delicious Fudge from Wockenfuss
The next time you’re strolling through one of our Maryland Wockenfuss stores, take a minute to sample our delicious fudge. Creamy Wockenfuss fudge is carefully made with all of the best ingredients using our secret family recipe. We are always adding more new and exciting flavors, so if you haven’t stopped by in a while you might just find something new the next time you’re here!
Delicious Chocolates and Candies from Wockenfuss
Head to WockenfussCandies.com and browse our wide selection of chocolates and candies; we promise you will not be disappointed! Wockenfuss Candies is one of the oldest candy makers in Baltimore. We opened our doors in 1915 and have proudly served the people of Baltimore ever since. If you have any questions about our Wide Selection of Chocolates, please contact Wockenfuss Candies by calling 1-800-296-4414 or email info@Wockenfusscandies.com. When you’re not savoring our sweets, stay satisfied by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest!