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Oh Fudge!

Posted on March 20, 2011 by Buffalo Trader Online

Who can resist the temptation of a sweet, creamy, chocolate delight such as fudge? It has become somewhat common to see this concoction being made as its spread out on long marble surfaces and beaten to the place where its decadence tickles buds of taste and delights the senses of all ages and walks of life! Fudge, fudge, FUDGE!

The key to delicious, smooth fudge is controlling the sugar solution crystallization process. The success of the final texture of this crystalline candy is imperative. Getting the crystals to form at just the right time via temperature moderation is necessary for the end result of creamy, smooth morsels of decadence.

So, it's up there with homemade ice cream and southern fried kettle cakes, but where did fudge originate? Thought to be a "fudged" batch of caramels, this delicious treat, as we know it today is thought to be an American invention. According to the written archives of Emelyn Battersby Hatridge, fudge was sold for 40 cents a pound at a local grocery store in Baltimore in 1886. It was later documented in 1888 that 30 lbs of fudge was made for the Vasser College Senior Auction. Because of its success, Smith and Wellesley Schools developed their own fudge variations for school fundraisers.

But you don't have to travel to Baltimore to enjoy some of the best fudge! Buffalo Trader Online offers an amazing variety of Pennsylvanian Dutch flavors from Fudge Factory. Ranging from Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge to Special Dark Chocolate Walnut Fudge, it is available in quantities of 1/2 to 1 pound and is made of the simplest, all natural ingredients. With this many flavors and quantity options offered by Buffalo Trader Online, this fudge is perfect for gifts, to have handy as an easy desert when entertaining or for your personal indulgence... ENJOY!

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