Here's what the judges have to say!!
Great Taste, the world’s most coveted blind-tasted food awards, which celebrates the very best in food and drink, has announced the Great Taste stars of 2016. Out of 10,000 products to be judged, ‘ The Fudge Can’ in St Neots has been awarded two 1-star Great Taste awards for its Fresh cream Extra creamy vanilla fudge and also for their fresh cream Vanilla salted caramel and whole toasted hazelnut fudge.
These awards join The Fudge Can’s other 2015 award winners. Last year they were awarded two stars for their Maple and toasted walnut fresh cream fudge and one star for their original fresh cream Raspberry ripple fudge. The judges this year praised their ‘delicious and exceptional fudge’ and ‘melt-in-the-mouth crumbly texture’.
I started my Business in 2014 after finally ‘cracking’ the art of making traditional crumbly fudge with fresh cream!
I absolutely love fudge but it is near impossible to find decent fudge with the traditional crumbly texture created by beating the mixture after it has reached the correct temperature.
This type of fudge is generally only found in Dorset, Cornwall and Devon. I took my first batches into school at Christmas as presents, and into work so my colleagues could taste my flavours as I began to experiment!
The feedback was phenomenal, with so many words of encouragement and kind words I registered as a food business and began making fudge to sell at local craft markets and food markets.
My favourite has always been Maple and toasted walnut for which I received much praise, my friends, colleagues and family also loved the Raspberry ripple! So I entered those last year and was surprised and delighted to achieve the ‘Great Taste 2015’ accreditation and the following year 2016 two more awards!!!
Feedback from the experts!!
' Maple and toasted walnut': 'This fudge has a wonderful creamy mouth feel and delightful butteriness'. 'The Maple syrup gives it a good tang and the walnuts give a wonderfully toasty flavour that offsets the sweetness.'
This is very well made!'
'A great handmade look to this fudge with walnuts well in evidence'. 'All the described ingredients show themselves well with the nuts giving good texture and character', 'A well judged fudge.' TWO GOLD STARS!
'Raspberry ripple': 'Chunky pieces of gently swirled raspberry fudge'.
'We found the creaminess just right, the fudge not overly sweet and the vanilla level well judged. A good combination of smoothness and crunch.'
'The raspberry is well judged and has a good amount of butter.' ONE GOLD STAR!!