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The Delicious History of Fudge

History of Fudge

Fudge: it is rich, creamy, delicious, and you love it. But do you know where it comes from? When was the first batch of fudge ever created? And who created it?

The Delicious History of Fudge

Unlike many of your other favorite candies and treats, fudge is a relatively new product, dating back to just the 1880s. In fact, one of the first recorded mentions of fudge was in a letter written by Emelyn Battersby Hartridge, a student at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, in 1886. Hartridge wrote about a classmate’s cousin who made fudge in Baltimore, Maryland.

The exact origin and inventor of this delicious confection are hotly debated. However, many believe the first batch of fudge was created by accident when American bakers “fudged” a batch of caramels. Hence the name “fudge.”

The mystery of how fudge first came to be made may never be solved. But one thing is for sure: it sure is delicious!

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Here at Wockenfuss Candies, we take pride in producing some of the most delectable fudge you will ever taste. And we have so many different flavors to choose from. Of course you can go with a classic, like good ol’ chocolate fudge or vanilla fudge. Or you can be a little more adventurous. You can’t go wrong either way. And if you just can’t decide, go with our assorted box of fudge, which contains chocolate, vanilla, chocolate walnut, vanilla walnut, peanut butter and chocolate-peanut butter.

If you have any questions about Wockenfuss Candies’ wide variety of fudge, chocolate treats, and candy products, please contact us by calling 1-800-296-4414 or email When you’re not savoring our sweets, stay satisfied by following us on FacebookTwitterGoogle+, and Pinterest!

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