In the USA they’ve been making countless pounds of peanut butter fudge, apricot fudge, almond and chocolate fudge, old fashioned ‘holiday fudge’ and vegan chocolate fudge, choc hazelnut cherry fudge and more. This Christmas has seen a flurry of fudge news on Google, complete with some awesome and often eccentric fudge recipes, many of which hail from over the Atlantic.

Fudge never goes out of fashion, and right now it’s experiencing an artisan comeback in the UK and beyond. There’s something about its sheer simplicity that attracts people, the fact that fudge is made from such basic ingredients. All you need is sugar, butter and milk to make a plain fudge, and even in this ultra-simple state it remains still totes and utterly delish!

Here’s the latest news from our wonderful world of Devon fudge.

Taking fresh fudge orders from February 2019

Honestly, you wouldn’t believe how busy we were over the festive season. We never imagined we’d sell out so completely. We’ve got a lot of catching up to do, and we’ll be fudge-making like people possessed for the next three weeks. If you want to buy some of our extraordinarily good British fudge, fresh from heavenly Devon, we’ll be fully stocked up again for the start of February 2019.

Top Cornish fudge maker bought by Norwegian brand

Orkla Food Ingredients has just bought the Cornish firm County Confectionery via its subsidiary NIC Enterprises. County is a family-run business employing 95 people in St Ives. It makes own-label fudge and chocolate for retailers and the food service sector, and has a proud history of manufacturing high quality fudge and chocolate products.

Orkla Food Ingredients was County’s ingredients supplier, a popular provider of ingredients and accessories to the UK bakery, chocolate and ice cream sectors and operating across 22 countries. Headquartered in Oslo, the group also runs businesses in Europe, Asia and the US, and altogether employs an impressive 18,000 or so people.

Krispy Kreme’s Christmas Rudolph doughnuts – Fudge treats!

If you didn’t grab one before 30th December, you’re too late. You missed Krispy Kreme’s Christmas doughnuts, including their popular Rudolph the Reindeer doughnut, complete with a friendly reindeer face and red nose. This year’s festive fare was hugely popular, created in collaboration with Thorntons, the posh chocolate people.

Krispy Kreme created new doughnuts for the 2018 festive season packed with Thorntons’ toffee, fudge, toffee sauce, toffee pieces and vanilla fudge cubes. Their Winter Berry doughnut was dipped in white icing, decked out in candy holly and berries. The Merry Sparkle was dipped in scarlet icing and decorated with sugar. And Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, a big fave from Christmas 2017, was dipped in caramel icing and decorated with chocolate coated pretzels. Never mind, there’s always next year!

Our fudge of the month – Stem Ginger Fudge

It’s sold out until February 2019… but you won’t want to miss out on our brilliant stem ginger fudge, an adult treat for discerning taste buds. It’s rich in the purest ground Indian spice, something that transforms our already-lush Devon Clotted Cream fudge into fiery squares of cutting-edge confectionery. You won’t notice the heat at first. It’s a good, slow burn. But when you do… wow! Thrill your spirit with a big, bold flavour packed with lovely warmth. The phrase ‘tickle your taste buds’ just won’t do. This is more of a full-on assault of the most pleasurable kind!

Happy new year to you all

Welcome to 2019, all our lovely customers. We wish you a splendid new year full of sweet happiness.