Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Got Fudge?

June 16th is National Fudge Day -- yum! One of my favorite things to get at the fair when I was younger was chocolate fudge from the Mackinac Island Fudge stand. Looking back, I think I only went to the fair for food -- salt water taffy, fudge, egg rolls, and whatever else they were selling on-a-stick at the time. I never rode the rides -- probably because my hands were too full of candy. We haven't been to the local fair yet, but hopefully we can visit it this year. I hope they have good fudge!

Mackinac Island makes the best fudge, but the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory is good too. If I were to pick another it would be a local candy shop here in town called the Bigfork Fudge Company. Their chocolate fudge is awesome, but I go there for two others -- cherry and huckleberry. Bigfork is famous for its cherries in the summer, and we're getting really close to that season. The cherry fudge is awesome. Montana is famous for huckleberries, so you can be sure huckleberry fudge is worth trying. It's very rich and sweet, but if you eat a hunk of huckleberry fudge with a glass of white wine, you'll think you died and went to Heaven -- the combo is incredible!

I don't make homemade fudge that often. Every now and then I will at Christmas, or the girls might get a craving and make up a batch. It's a lot of work and hard to justify when we have such a good fudge shop just down the road. When it comes to chocolate fudge, I prefer mine with walnuts. How about you -- what do you like in your fudge and do you have a special recipe, flavor, or favorite place to get fudge from?

One last thing -- CONTEST COMING SOON! Please watch this blog for details. Okay, I'm going back to bed now because it's almost 2:30am. I thought I heard a bear on the deck, so I got up to check it out. No bear. It was probably just Rick's CPAP machine waking me up. Anyway, I hope you have a great day -- now go eat some fudge!


  1. Ooooo, fudge! I have Rachel Ray's 5 minute fudge recipe. It's pretty darn good. I can send it along if you like....

  2. Mmmmm. Fudge.
    I've never made it, but I always buy it in northern Wisconsin on vacation. It's so delish!

  3. Fudge....*drool*

    The best fudge recipe ever is soo easy--one part high end Belgian chocolate, one part whipped cream. Melt, stir, freeze. YUM>

  4. Bish -- I'd love the recipe!

    Kelly -- Fudge seems to go hand in hand with being on vacation. I think I read that somewhere that that's how it's popularity started.

    Angela -- That fudge sounds wonderful too!

    I remember someone at my mom's work when I was younger bringing in some fudge made with Velveeta cheese. You could taste the cheese, but it was actually pretty good. I've seen the recipe online before, so I guess people still make it. I don't think anyone in my family would eat it though, so I'd be stuck with it. And I need a pound of fudge like I need a hole in my head!

  5. Fuuuuudge. *Homer drool*

    I like mine either way, with or without nuts. Fudge is one of those chocolate delicacies that I can only take in small amounts. If I eat too much in one sitting, I'm over it.

    Btw, ever get that butterfly shot?


  6. LOL Gale -- NO! The stupid thing must have eaten a bottle of No-Doz or something. I've never seen such a spastic butterfly! I did get some other "nature" pictures though, so maybe I'll post those soon.

    Damn butterfly. >8-p

  7. I love fudge...I have a cousin who makes the best peanut butter fudge and my mom makes the best chocolate fudge...mom gave me the recipe but I just can't seem to figure it out and it never turns out like hers...

  8. nooooooooo.. I just left a conference luncheon and came up to my hotel room because they were serving dessert and I didn't want to be tempted. Now this fudge shot has tempted me even more! :)

  9. It's funny because I was going to start this comment with "I love fudge" but I don't really. I love going to a fudge store and buying way too much, then coming home and cutting that first wonderful piece. Then the rest seems to go in the fridge and never tastes as good as the first bite and is thrown out 3 months later.

    So, I guess I don't love fudge, just the idea of fudge.

  10. I love fudge. No nuts. Nuts in fudge is wrong on every level and for every reason, blech! LOL

    Rena, I will have my mom make you some of her fudge, I think you will love it. Huckleberry fudge sounds amazing, might have to try some!