✔ Chocolate-flavoured fudge
✔ A rich sweet flavour with a crumbly texture
✔ A great gift when visiting
Chocolate fudge is the one to choose for fans of brownies. It is a softer and sweeter fudge that is free of any additives, including nuts, and melts in your mouth like snow in the sun. It’s a delicious melange of artisan butter, gluten-free wheat syrup, unrefined sugar and cacao.
This fudge is purely English in origin. Devon is known as the cradle of British fudge, and Devon Cottage Organic Fudge is one of the first fudgeries to make 100% organic fudge.
Fudge is a sweet and soft treat made from butter, sugar and milk or cream. Unlike toffee or caramel, fudge has a tender and fine-grained texture. It takes true craft to make good fudge, and genuine traditional fudge is always hand-made and comes from England.
Fudge, including Devon Cottage Organic Fudge’s English fudge, is handmade.
To make fudge the sugar is heated to no more than 116 °C in a large copper pot. A sugar thermometer is indispensible, because the higher the boiling point the harder the fudge (if it is too hard it will no longer be fudge, but toffee or caramel. When making hard caramel the boiling point of the sugar can reach 150 °C).
Once the sugar is boiled it needs to cool down. While cooling the sugar syrup is carefully beaten with a whisk to stop it from crystallising. If it is over-stirred the crystallisation can actually accelerate, something the fudge-maker wants to avoid at all costs. Crystallisation results in graininess, and the smaller the sugar crystals the more fine-grained and creamier the fudge will be. Butter is added during this final phase, giving the fudge a gentle flavour and inhibiting the sugar from crystallising.
Devon Cottage Organic Fudge has been making fudge for over 20 years in its ‘Fudgery’ in Cheriton Bishop near Exeter, where they have transformed a small studio into a genuine ‘Fudge Kitchen’ where they use a streamlined system to make their English fudge by hand.
In recent years this British company has focussed on making fudge without palm oil or shortening and only using organic and Fairtrade ingredients. The butter and clotted cream are sourced from local organic dairy farms such as Riverford Farm Dairy, Ashclyst Farm Dairy and Yeo Valley, while the other ingredients are all also organic and, when available, certified Fairtrade.
For Devon Cottage Organic Fudge their fudge is completely ‘Pure … Ethical … Enjoyment’.
Chocolate Fudge – A rich chocolaty flavour with a crumbly texture
Clotted Cream Fudge - Traditional English fudge made with clotted cream
Vanilla Fudge – A delicacy for the sweet-tooth
Sea Salted Fudge – Soft, fine-grained fudge with a salty-sweet flavour of caramel and sea salt
Fudge is a delicious treat for yourself and a wonderful gift.
|Brand||Devon Cottage Organic Fudge|
Unrefined sugar, double cream, butter, powdered milk, wheat syrup (certified gluten-free) and cacao
Use the fudge as a natural and organic energy source when exercising