National FUDGE Day!!!

fudgeCelebrated each year on June 16, is National Fudge Day.  Today is a food holiday that allows you to indulge in your favorite flavor of fudge.  Some of the most popular fudge flavors are chocolate, chocolate nut, peanut butter, maple, and maple nut. Today, fudge comes in so many flavor’s, one has such difficulty choosing a flavor!

You can have cookies and cream, butterfinger, orange cream, snickers and the list goes on and on!!

A Western confectionery, fudge is usually sweet, creamy and rich.  It consists of combining sugar, butter and milk, heating it to the correct temperature and then mixing it while it cools to get it to a smooth, creamy consistency.  Chocolate is the most popular flavor, as it is an original!

In the late 19th century, some shops on Mackinac Island, Michigan, began to produce fudge, and sold it to summer vacationers.  Fudge is still produced in some of the original shops there today, and today it is still one of the best varieties around…

To celebrate National Fudge Day, pick some up at your local confectionery store, share it with your family and/or friends and enjoy!! If you happen to be on “The Island” grab some original fudge and take a moment to watch as they make it right there!!!

You may also want to try making some homemade fudge yourself on this wonderful day!!

 

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