The Fudge Kitchen Story
We first started making fudge in the UK, as Jim Garrahy's Fudge Kitchen, back in 1983 - but the story of fudge goes back even further...
Fudge is born from a fudge
Fudge originates not from Devon or Cornwall, as many people imagine, but was in fact ‘born’ at a female college in Virginia, USA.
A college lecturer was taking a class in toffee making when the temperature of the concoction was not taken high enough. The end product was called ‘fudge', which is why the term ‘fudge’ is used to indicate a mistake or error.
The US remains one of the fudge-making centres of the world. For example tiny Mackinac Island off the coast of Michigan has over fourteen fudge shops in just two streets, many dating back to the 19th Century.
The fudge we make today is inspired by this heritage. Our recipe dates back to 1830, and we still make our fudge by hand on marble slabs.
It’s fudge Jim, but not as we know it
Our American-style slab fudge is made using whipping cream instead of butter, giving a creamy soft texture and distinctive flavour.
All our fudge is freshly made and sold at our shops in Bath, York, Cambridge, Canterbury, Windsor, Edinburgh and Oxford. Visit one of our shops and you can try a free sample and catch one of our unique fudge making demonstrations.
If you can't make it to a shop fear not - you can buy our fudge online and from selected stockists across the UK.
Once you've purchased your delicious fudge it probably won't last long but just in case, we've also prepared some advice on caring for fudge.