“ Type: Fudge / Brand: Jim Garrahy's „
i bought 3 slices for a tenner and i suppose being a little greedy i managed to finish of the three slices before i got home.i had in fact planned to let the family have a taste,this was not possible due to the fact that this was no ordinary fudge but truly something from heaven.uh ave got to try it to believe it
Every year when our family go to the West Dean Chilli Fiesta (see earlier review) I always ensure I visit and buy my favourite fudge of all time. Fudge has always been a sweet treat for me after chocolate of course, but has always been in small cubes individually wrapped in plastic. Jim Garrahy's fudge is made in one long slab and cut into slices, about 1 inch thick. each slice is then sold by weight, or alternatively you can buy a selection of your choice for a set price, I always go for 3 slices for £10. Yes before you think that's expensive fudge, have you ever tried it?? As I break a small piece off it crumbles slightly, but then as I place it in my mouth you can taste the sweetness you would expect from fudge, followed by the creamyness this make gives, it also melts slowly in your mouth, releasing gentle flavours and depending on the flavour other textures as well. It leaves a pleasant, yet sweet after taste in your mouth, and is so moreish it is very easy to finish off a whole slice in one go. I normally treat myself once a year to this fudge, but as my husband went to the good food show the other day, he bought me back a box as an extra treat. I try to make the box last a week but it is very difficult. If you can resist, it will keep for up to 7-10 days, if you want it to last longer then you can freeze it, but it's not suitable to keep in the fridge! According to the packaging and website, they have over 20 different flavours, including Belgian chocolate swirl, traditional toffee, strawberries and cream, maple walnut, rich chocolate orange, double trouble chocolate, and boozy fruit and nut. New flavours are often introduced and seasonal flavours are available too, to buy from one of their shops across the country, online or at a food fayre. For those of you allergic to dairy or follow a vegan diet they even produce a dairy free slice too, not sure how creamy that would be though!! To find out more about Jim's fudge: how it's made, shop locations, flavours available for Christmas, you can visit www.fudgekitchen.co.uk Update 05/05/09 At Christmas my husband had bought me a set of 6 pieces of this lovely fudge, he placed it in the freezer where it will keep well. We went on a strict diet in the new year and the fudge was left untouched. Just recently I remembered it was in there and started to sample the flavours given to me. As each piece had been wrapped individually they were easy to separate and remove a piece at a time. each piece takes a couple of hours to defrost thoroughly, and lasts only a day or two in our house. Out of the 6 pieces (which have now all been eaten) 4 of them continued to stay solid, whilst the other two went really gooey and very sticky - not sure why this happened. They all tasted just as good as they would have been fresh. When I next see these on sale I will buy in bulk and freeze them all for later.
When you think of fudge you usually think of vanillia flavoured solid cubes however this is where Jim Garrahy's fudge is totally different! The fudge is totally unique in that it is a hand made, soft and creamy texture. It totally melts in your mouth! To me its more a mixture of fudge and butter icing and totally delicious. You have two options if you want to purchase the fudge, you can either go to one of the few shops across the country or you can buy online. I first fell in love with the fudge in the York shop however for special occassions I now order it online at www.fudgekitchen.co.uk There are about 20 flavours of fudge online (toffee, belgian choc, strawberry and cream etc), but if you go to a shop they usually have a unique flavour that is only found in that store. A box of 6 slices of fudge will cost you about £20.00 which sounds alot until you compare the weight to that of another brand i.e. Thorntons. The website delivery is very quick indeed and costs about £5.00 which again seems alot until you factor in that it usually comes the next day and the weight of the box (fudge is very heavy). If you can visit a shop its very worth while as you get to see the fudge made by hand every day. The website has alot of information about the fudge and its shops. They also do a special wedding favor service. Another plus of the website is that you can get dairy free fudge which can be quite hard to find in the highstreet. Usually they only do this in toffee or vanillia however for special occassions such as Easter they do special diary free boxes. The downside to this fudge is once you taste it you will crave it forever!! (also on ciao)
This fudge is amazing, and like no over I have tasted. It is not the small hard little cubes of fudge you may have trued before, but a thick slice of gooey creamy fudge. You bite through the outer crust and the inside just melts in the mouth I've tried lots of flavours like Traditional Toffee, Vintage Vanilla, After Dinner Mint, and even Lemon meringue Pie. But my favourite is definitely Belgian Chocolate Fudge. It is a creamy fudge with swirls of white chocolate and dark chocolate running through it. Mmmmmm. You can but this fudge at their website, www.fudgekitchen.co.uk, and they've got some shops across the country in place like Canterbury, Edinburgh, Bath and York.