The internet is full of fabulous facts about everything from current events to the history basket weaving and fudge fun facts. As we research for our daily content on food trucks, food carts and street food, we stumble upon some items of knowledge that we just did not know.

We have decided when these fun facts pop up, that we would share them with our readers in our section titled “Did You Know?”

For today’s Did You Know we will look at fudge fun facts.

Fudge Fun Facts: Fudge is a type of confectionery, which is usually soft, sweet, and rich. It is made by mixing sugar, butter, and milk, heating it to the soft-ball stage at 240 °F. The mix is then beat while it cools so that it acquires a smooth, creamy consistency. The product is sold in a variety of flavors. They can also include fruits and nuts, as well as candies.

  • It is believed that someone was making caramel when they “fudged” up the recipe. The result was delicious, but the name stuck even as fudge grew in popularity.
  • Another story goes, that a college lecturer in Virginia, was teaching a class in toffee making, and the temperature was not taken high enough resulting in what we now know as fudge.
  • In 1886, fudge was sold at a local Baltimore grocery store for 40 cents a pound.  This is the first known sale of fudge.
  • The largest slab of fudge weighed 5,760 lb and was made by Northwest Fudge Factory in Levack, Ontario, Canada, on 23 October 2010.

Key Dates

  • May 12th is National Nutty Fudge Day.
  • June 16th is National Fudge Day.
  • November 20th is National Peanut Butter Fudge Day.

Fudge Fun Facts We Missed

Let us know if we missed any fudge fun facts in the comment section below. If we can verify that the facts is just that, a fact, we will give the reader credit in the article.

Reference: Wikipedia: Fun Facts about Fudge.

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