Today is National Fudge Day! Fudge is a deliciously sweet and rich candy. The most popular flavor is the original chocolate, though it does come in many other flavors. Some popular flavors are peanut butter, Oreo, marshmallow, nut, maple, and rocky road. Fudge tends to be cut into small squares and has a smooth, soft texture.
The first documentation of fudge was in 1886 in a letter from a Vassar College student. In it, she discussed this sweet confection that her cousin made and sold in Baltimore, Maryland. In the late nineteenth century, shops on Mackinac Island, Michigan began to sell fudge. It is still sold today in some of these original shops! Many other fudge recipes were created and sold in the late nineteenth century.
Celebrate by visiting a local candy shop and trying some fudge samples! This classic American treat is made out of three main ingredients – sugar, milk, and butter. Add some other tasty ingredients like chocolate chips, nuts, or fruit to create a unique flavor. National Fudge Day is the perfect excuse to indulge in this decadent treat!