What the fudge?
So, 2021 is finally upon us, and after a year that’s been like no other it’s really been the little things that we’ve learnt to appreciate. When everything feels chaotic, the reassurance of a sweet treat that can make all the difference and give us that warm feeling we’ve been missing.
Here at the Sweet Club we’ve made it our job to bring a little sweetness into your life, and this year we’ve risen to the task like never before. So as 2021 gives us a new start (and the promise of new vaccines), we’ve decided to bring you a list of some of our favourite fudges that will brighten up your winter blues!
Why fudge you might ask? Well, why the fudge not! It’s sweet, easy to make (even easier to eat) and makes the perfect gift. It lasts forever, staying fresh for up to a year when stored in an airtight container, and can also be frozen making it the perfect back up treat when we’re stuck inside this winter. It’s also incredibly versatile, taking on a multitude of flavours and combinations without losing any of its amazing, creamy texture. It also pairs incredibly with a crunchy biscuit, a combination you will marvel at, and then wonder how you ate so quickly? The list goes on. But we’re here to give you the down low on the best flavour combinations we’ve found that will have you feeling less ‘what the fudge?’ and more ‘fudge yes!’.
There are lovers, and there are haters. But we’re here to tell you fruit and fudge can be friends, and pretty good ones at that. The sweet Banana and sticky toffee flavour are already a well renowned pairing, and their marriage with fudge is nothing short of genius. You’ll forget any misgivings about fruit being a treat, and just sit back and enjoy the mellow sweetness.
Vanilla is sometimes seen as an unimaginative flavour, but we strongly believe that the classics are classic for a reason. Probably one of the earliest fudge flavour experiments, we think Vanilla fudge should never be overlooked. The subtle and smooth mix of vanilla and sugar remind us of summers by the beach, a little slice of holiday feeling we could all use right now!
This is the combination we never knew we needed but are sure glad somebody decided to try. This is crunchy meets creamy in an exciting fudge fusion and it successfully crosses confectionary boundaries to make something really special. Fudge Factory really pulled it out the bag with this flavour and we hope to see more combos like this for the new year.
Chocolate Fudge Crunch had to come top here, as not only does it combine a milky chocolate with a melt in the mouth fudge but throws in a crunchy kick to really level it up. Just one bite creates an explosion of textures, flavours and sweetness that will erase all worries and doubts and leave you feeling relaxed and sweeter than before.
Our last winner tops the best combination category through its ingenuity, perfect flavour balance and our inability to stop reaching for just one more. If you love cookies, or cream (or just fudge) then this is the one for you. It packs the crunchy delights of cookie in with the buttery fudge in a black and white tiered treat that is incredibly moreish.
So, although the last one was a crazy year, and even though we don’t know what is coming next, fudge is one thing we can always rely on to stay sweet and comforting. Whether you try it for yourself, make it in your own kitchen, or buy it as a gift for someone else, 2021 is the year to indulge and enjoy. After all the 2020 madness, why the fudge not?