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What’s the Difference Between Chocolate and Fudge?

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Chocolate and fudge are both delicious: learn what makes them unique.

Chocolate and fudge are equally delicious, depending on your own preferences. However, the two tasty treats are not the same. Let’s look at the difference between chocolate and fudge. 

Chocolate and Fudge Have Different Textures

Fudge is soft, spongy, and malleable. On the other hand, chocolate has a smooth, hard, and shell-like texture. The only exception is a chocolate ganache, which has a soft, warm texture. Ganache is an equal mixture of chopped chocolate and hot cream, and is  used as a topping, filling, or frosting; it may also be rolled in cocoa powder to make truffles

Different Flavors 

Another difference is that chocolate is, well, chocolate-flavored; white, milk, and dark chocolate are all options. However, fudge has limitless flavors. Did you know that there are even chocolate-free fudge options? 

The Science Behind Chocolate and Fudge

Fudge incorporates sugar, milk, butter, and other ingredients such as cocoa for chocolate fudge. The chocolatier then heats these products together until they melt. After this, the mixture is beaten during the cooling process. Think of fudge as a food consisting of crystallized sugar. The science of fudge involves controlling the size of the sugar crystals so the texture doesn’t become grainy. 

Chocolate uses elements of the cacao bean; even in creating white chocolate, cocoa butter from the cacao bean is the main ingredient. Fudge, however, is a confection made both with and without cocoa or other chocolate elements. You can substitute vanilla or peanut butter, for example, for the chocolate. 

What Kind of Fudge Does Wockenfuss Offer? 

  • Chocolate
  • Vanilla Walnut
  • Peanut Butter
  • Chocolate-Peanut Butter

What Kind of Chocolate Does Wockenfuss Offer? 

We offer classics such as malted milk balls, chocolate-covered pretzels, and chocolate Easter eggs, as well as fun options like milk chocolate covered gummi bears. We even offer sugar-free options to people with diabetes or anyone concerned about their sugar intake. Did you know that our offerings go far beyond chocolate and fudge? Some of our many specialties are caramel apples, licorice candies, lollipops, and even dog treats. 

If you’d like to satisfy your sweet tooth, explore our various options online or take a trip to a local Wockenfuss location. 

A Wide Selection of Delicious Treats from Wockenfuss Candies

Head to and browse our wide selection of chocolates and candies; we promise you won’t be disappointed! Wockenfuss Candies is one of the oldest candy makers in Baltimore. We opened our doors in 1915 and have proudly served the people of Baltimore ever since. If you have any questions about our wide selection of chocolates, please contact Wockenfuss Candies by calling 1-800-296-4414 or email When you’re not savoring our sweets, stay satisfied by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

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