Saturday, 12 October 2013

Chocolate Indulgence from Fudge Kitchen - Review and Giveaway #37

Just in time for Chocolate Week, which starts this Monday, 14 October, Fudge Kitchen have launched a gourmet fudge collection of nine chocolate miniatures - Chocolate Indulgence. The company have been making their specialist whipping cream fudge for the last 30 years using an old American recipe from the 1830s. Handmade on traditional marble slabs, the fudge is also hand decorated for individual effect. I generally find fudge too sweet these days, but I wasn't going to turn down the offer of trying some when I got the chance.

Devilishly different, according to Fudge Kitchen, I was keen to see how it compared to some of our own Cornish fudge. The fudge squares were attractively presented in their own box with a key to which one of the nine flavours was which. All made with whipping cream, butter, golden syrup and chocolate of course, Fudge Kitchen, use no artificial additives in their products and indeed there was nothing on the list of ingredients to cause me to frown. The pieces were large, so I shared them with CT, although the sharing fairy may not have approved of my somewhat irregular divisiion of the spoils. The fudge was of the fudgy variety rather than crumbly and was very dense. I enjoyed all of them, but as predicted, I found them to be a little too sweet, although some more so than others. I think the flavours would have come through better if less sugar was involved as too much sugar tends to overwhelm my palate. They were all very rich, so are probably best enjoyed a little bit at a time, which is how it should be really.


Dark Chocolate and Pistachio - rich and sweet with overtones of molasses, this was very nice, but I couldn't detect any pistachio flavour. CT thought the flavour more akin to liquorice.

Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt - one of my favourite combinations, so I was particularly looking forward to this one. It smelt wonderful, sweet and richly chocolatey at the same time. There was a definite taste of the salty sea which I liked, although when it comes to salt, less is more. It was less sweet than the pistachio and CT noticed a slightly drying effect on the palate, which you often get with dark chocolate.

White Chocolate and Raspberry - this is a classic combination and worked very well in the fudge, I thought. The raspberry flavour was refreshing and maybe because of this it wasn't as sweet as I was expecting it to be. In fact it was quite delicious and turned out to be my favourite.

Belgian Chocolate Swirl - tasted more like vanilla fudge than chocolate to me. Nice, but lacking in any particular distinctive characteristics.

Chocolate Fruit & Nuts - rich and nutty with raisins and walnuts creating a chewy texture giving it additional interest. CT likened it to Christmas cake.

Hazelnut Heaven - a fudgy praline with a nice flavour and smooth texture, but rather too sweet for me. CT enjoyed the way the flavour persisted on his palate.

Double Trouble Chocolate - tasted like milk chocolate and reminded me a little of a chocolate version of the Indian sweet barfi.

Chilli Chocolate - the chilli worked really well with the chocolate fudge allowing the flavour as well as the heat to slowly develop. This was my favourite after the raspberry. It was really quite hot, but this helped to punch through its sweetness.

Rich Chocolate Classic - as its title suggested, this one was very rich and tasted the most chocolatey of all; because of this it was a little less sweet.

Giveaway

Fudge Kitchen are kindly offering a second box as a giveaway on Chocolate Log Blog.


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201 comments:

  1. Ohhhh fudge is my favourite treat!!! I would love to see a milk chocolate latte flavour added to the selection!

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  2. Fiona Henderson12 October 2013 13:52

    I would love to see some white chocolate flavoured fudge yum.

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  3. Ooh, they look fab!! I'd love to see a chocolate orange one included x

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  4. Marzipan - I just love marzipan

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  5. A milk chocolate with a rhubarb filling would be nice

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  6. A vanilla with coffee swirl would be lovely.

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  7. Mint Choc Chip

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  8. A toffee or caramel flavour version maybe. :)

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  9. Peanut butter! Or peanut butter and chocolate.

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  10. Graham Brigden12 October 2013 16:52

    I ALways like a good rum and raisin

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  11. mmm - A rich dark cherry would be nice

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  12. Chocolate and Caramel

    Ashleigh Allan

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  13. something minty would be fabulous

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  14. White Chocolate & Raspberry Coulis! @xxfluffywhitexx

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  15. I love Praline so that would be a fab addition for me.

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  16. Chocolate and mint would be perfect.

    @rachiegr

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  17. Chocolate and orange would be nice.

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  18. turkish delight as it's ~delightful~ :)

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  19. mmmm looks yummy, I'd love a orange chocolate flavour.

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  20. I love Fudge Kitchen fudge, so probably just as well the nearest one is a few hours drive away! It does seem to taste different to the usual ones you buy and great fun to watch them making it which they do in the shop. I would love them to include a dark chocolate and cherry flavour too.

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  21. Think that I would go with Turksh delight fudge, it sounds divine

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  22. Salted caramel

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  23. I'm torn between two: Turkish Delight or Rum and Raisin :)

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  24. chocolate orange is always a winner

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  25. lynsey buchanan13 October 2013 00:23

    chilli

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  26. white chocolate and strawberry

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  27. I still have a sweet tooth so these sound wonderful. I'd like to see something coconutty, maybe white chocolate and coconut.

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  28. White chocolate and raspberry

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  29. Caramel, mmm yummy, thanks for the chance to win this xxx

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  30. kathryn tatters13 October 2013 18:52

    mint choc chip

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  31. chocolate crunchy chocolate one :)

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  32. Salted Caramel or sea salt & dark chocolate

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  33. Sounds boring next to these flavours but I do love Mint

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  34. I love almonds in chocolate

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  35. a coffee flavoured fudge would be fantastic

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  36. Dark chocolate and cherry.

    stacey.tripconey@yahoo.com

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  37. Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt yummy!!

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  38. White chocolate and coconut fudge!

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  39. Dark chocolate and Orange x

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  40. erica phillips14 October 2013 13:47

    mint chocolate and popping candy

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  41. Charlotte Ingham14 October 2013 15:16

    Rum and Raisin, always the best flavour for fudge :)

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  42. turkish delight maybe? or macadamia

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  43. Dark chocolate with apricot and almond, or orange.

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  44. Soft gooey caramel

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  45. jane greenfield15 October 2013 13:36

    dark chocolate orange

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  46. Lemon and thyme might work well?

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  47. Milk Chocolate and Caramel hmmmm

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  48. faye huntington17 October 2013 20:28

    peanut butter and caramel fudge!! with love, Faye xx

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  49. I LOVE fudge, it's my guilty pleasure :)
    I love anything strawberry flavour

    laura
    xx

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  50. Wow looks so yummy!
    Would love to see white choc! x

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  51. White chocolate and cardamom - yum!

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  52. I have a thing for violet cream

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  53. These look seriously delicious.

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  54. Dark Chocolate & Orange would be lovely

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  55. I love fudge, always looking inspiration for new flavours to try when making Christmas presents. Peanut butter would be good, or maple syrup. Cardamom, I love cardamom, I wonder if it could work in fudge.

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  56. Nutmeg - it only seems to be used in custard tarts!

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  57. Rose water and crystallised violet

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  58. Wednesdays_Girl31 October 2013 10:30

    Coffee. My favourite chocolate filling.

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  59. Something with peanut butter!

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  60. Strawberry mousse fudge - delightful!

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  61. Debbie Creasey3 November 2013 10:42

    anything coconut,

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  62. I've had some of their fudge before and it's gorgeous. Everyone loved the Maple Walnut so I'd have to pick that.

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  63. Mint. I love mint and chocolate.

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  64. chocolate orange :D

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  65. Jakki Bradshaw6 November 2013 13:46

    Salted Caramel would be my suggestion :)

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  66. I would love to see some white chocolate

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  67. Caramel and white chocolate

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  68. chocolate with chocolate centre!!

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  69. Marzipan - I just love marzipan

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  70. Rich Chocolate Classic sounds amazing!

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  71. White, vanilla & coconut

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  72. Chocolate Orange would be delicious :)

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  73. Caramel flavoured toffee - yum!

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  74. Think they are pretty much perfect now; may strawberry :)

    @jamiecomps

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  75. Dark chocolate and ginger might be nice :)

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  76. Salted caramel or mint creme :)

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  77. Ginger or honeycomb would be nice

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  78. I absolutely love fudge kitchen, it is the best!!

    Maybe one of their white chocolate flavour ones would be nice? xx

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  79. Peanut butter and dark chocolate

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  80. Rum flavour

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  81. I think a shortbread and caramel filling would be amazing!

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  82. Something with nuts, so probably maple pecan fudge

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  83. chocolate orange :-)
    katiethomas1984@hotmail.co.uk

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  84. Something with orange and cinnamon

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  85. chocolate truffle

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  86. rose flavour

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