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!