It’s almost here, the best day of the year. The 16th June is National Fudge Day!
If you’re wondering why a national awareness day has been devoted to our favourite form of confectionery, it’s simple. This day was created to raise awareness of the heritage of fudge and to encourage people both nationally and internationally to enjoy a taste of this British-made treat. We’ll be celebrating with a bake from our friends at St Ewe Eggs…all is revealed at the end of this post.
We’ve been making fudge since Betty and Elsie opened our Padstow shop in 1964 and today our craft-confectioners still use the same traditional methods to ensure our sweet treats are utterly delicious!
So, what does that include? Well, lots of stirring for a start! Our chefs blend high-quality ingredients in huge copper pans over open flames. The ingredients vary depending on the flavour and treat that they’re making. The bubbling mixture is then poured onto huge trays to set before being cut or broken by hand. Of course there’s a lot more steps and specifics to making our award-winning fudge, but we can’t give away all the secrets can we.
Our innovative team is always coming up with new flavours with Earl Grey Tea and Gin fudge being the latest additions to the popular line-up, alongside traditional favourites clotted cream
and butter tablet. One flavour, however, always comes out on top: the crumbly Caramel Sea Salt Fudge – and with good reason, it’s divine!
So this fudge day we invite you to come and get involved! Tracy McDonnell Goad, Director of Buttermilk, said: “We often hear lovely stories about how much our fudge means to people. Often, their first taste of it is while on a childhood holiday in Cornwall, so it is fitting that there is a whole day devoted to this delicious treat. No matter what your favourite flavour is, celebrate with us!”
We’ll be at the Royal Cornwall Show on the 7th, 8th and 9th June with delicious goodies for you. You can also choose from our huge selection of fudge bars at the Buttermilk shops in Port Isaac and Padstow. If you’re closer to the capital than Cornwall, then have no fear: We’ll be at the Taste of London Festival at Regent’s Park from the 13th-17th June. We’re on Amazon too!
Wherever you choose to spend this fantastic day, we hope it’s filled with smiles, laughter and lots of scrumptious treats. Enjoy!
You can indeed. Our friends over at St Ewe’s Eggs have teamed up with Chef Fiona NZ to create a recipe that is simply mouthwatering – Gooey Earl Grey Fudge Brownies! Our crumbly Earl Grey Fudge, which uses British Tea from Tregothnan, adds a delicate edge to this indulgent recipe. Try it our for National Fudge Day – you won’t be disappointed!