The Best Fudge Combinations of All Time
Few things in this world are as delicious as a piece of fudge. It's sweet, chocolatey, indulgent and the perfect dessert. But what's even better than plain old fudge? Fudge combinations!
In this blog post, we will explore the history of fudge and explore some of the best fudge combinations of all time.
The History of Fudge
We know that fudge is eternally popular today, but where did it come from? Well, there's not a huge amount of information on who invented fudge, but we can trace its beginnings back to the late 1800s.
A written reference to fudge was from a student at the prestigious Vassar school in Baltimore. She noted that her friend's cousin had created fudge and sold it at a fundraiser, so we know that the confectionery was relatively new but can't say exactly who invented it.
Some also believe that fudge is a Scottish treat 'Tablet' predecessor. It's harder in texture and slightly grainier but was around in the 1700s.
Soon, students would begin creating fudge in Baltimore, and the tradition spread around the world, with different regions using a mixture of ingredients.
How is Fudge Made?
So what is fudge, exactly? Fudge is a soft candy made from sugar, butter, and milk. Confectioners often add chocolate, vanilla, nuts, and other flavourings.
Most people use condensed milk to make fudge because it's easier to maintain the right consistency, whereas regular milk can mean confectioners under or overcook the fudge.
Once the mixture is the right consistency, it's then poured into a pan and left to cool until it becomes firm.
Fudge can be made in most kitchens with just a few simple ingredients, but many people prefer to buy it because fudge is relatively cheap, and confectioners know how to make it.
Favourite Fudge Combinations
So, now you know a little more about the history of fudge and how it's made, it's time for us to reveal the best fudge combinations. The best thing about fudge is it's highly adaptable, so there are flavours for everyone. Whether you love chocolate, vanilla or alcohol-infused treats, you're spoilt for choice.
Who doesn't love chocolate? It's indulgent, creamy and irresistible, so imagine what happens when you combine chocolate with fudge!
Chocolate Orange Fudge
Chocolate orange has become popular over the years as a choice for chocolate lovers who want something different. According to your preferences, you can use either natural or synthetic flavouring for this one. If you'd like a more natural taste, you could consider using pomegranate instead of oranges.
Chocolate Pistachio Fudge
Chocolate and pistachio is another delicious combination. Many people think that pistachios taste great with chocolate, and there's a reason for this. They work well together, as the nuttiness of the pistachio compliments the creaminess of the chocolate perfectly.
Chocolate Chip Fudge
This is another classic fudge flavour that you can't go wrong with. We love adding extra chips to our chocolate chip fudges to make them even more tantalisingly tasty. Chocolate Coconut Fudge This one is a bit of an acquired taste, but we love it. The coconut flavour goes well with chocolate and creates something truly unique.
Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge
Chocolate hazelnuts are great for those who enjoy nutty flavours in their desserts. The caramelised hazelnuts work perfectly alongside the chocolate fudge to create a treat that's as indulgent as it gets. They're also very moreish, so you might want to stock up on these if you've got guests coming over.
Creamy Flavoured Combinations
There's nothing like enjoying your favourite treat smothered in cream, is there? From strawberries and cream to peaches and cream and everything in between, cream and sweet things just make sense together.
Vanilla flavoured combinations include vanilla fudge and some other flavours such as strawberry or caramel, which are commonly associated with being 'vanilla' in nature but have subtle differences.
Clotted Cream Fudge
Clotted cream is extra special and takes the sweet-tasting fudge to whole new levels. You can also get fruit flavours, which add a decadent twist to this ever-popular fudge combination.
Caramel is the flavour of choice for many, and it's easy to see why. This sweet, rich and creamy flavour can be used in so many ways, making any dessert that little bit more indulgent.
Salted Caramel Fudge
Salted caramel is a classic combination of flavours that adds a touch of saltiness to your fudge without overpowering it completely. You'll get both sweetness from the fudge as well as an unexpected hit when you bite into this treat.
Toffee is another classic flavour that works well with fudge, and confectioners often mix it with other ingredients to enhance the taste. One of our most popular fudge products is the deliciously creamy banoffee flavour, which combines three elements to create the ultimate sweet treat.
Alcoholic Fudge Combinations
If you're the kind of person who likes to indulge in a tipple now and then, you'll love these alcoholic inspired fudge flavours. From whiskey to wine, we've got something for everyone.
Rum & Raisin Fudge
This one is perfect for those who like rum or raisins (or both!). The fudges are packed full of plump raisins, which have been soaked overnight in dark rum before being added to the fudge mixture. The result is a delicious and boozy treat that's perfect for adults.
This one is another classic Irish combination – Baileys and chocolate. We've recreated this flavour in our fudges so that you can enjoy the taste of everyone's favourite luxury drink, in the form of a sweet.
Whiskey is a classic flavour used in both sweet and savoury dishes. Our whiskey fudge combines the rich, woody taste of whiskey with the creaminess of chocolate for a dessert that's perfect for those who enjoy a tipple or two.
The Wrap Up
Well, there you have it – some of our favourite combinations when it comes to making delicious fudge. If you're more a fan of eating fudge than making it, then don't forget to check out our great deals on wholesale fudge.
At Appleton Sweets, there's something for everyone - whether you own a sweet shop or just love fudge, you'll be amazed at our low prices.