What is the difference between Chocolate and Fudge?
What makes these two delicious treats such different taste experiences?
There is the obvious difference of texture: Fudge is soft and creamy, while chocolate is harder and more shell-like but the difference goes beyond just texture.
Not all fudge is Chocolate, it can be made in a large selection of flavors. Fudge is made by mixing sugar, milk, butter, and other ingredients (such as cocoa in chocolate fudge) and heating them until they melt together. After they have melted together, the mixture is then beaten during the cooling process. A chemical reaction occurs with the sugar molecules. It needs to be made just right or you get gritty fudge or too soft that won’t set up. Our fudge is always the perfect smooth and creamy consistency you will love.
In hot weather you need to watch that Chocolate doesn’t melt and the cocoa butter separate out of the Chocolate leaving white spots. Fudge is much more heat tolerant. It will soften or relax but it will maintain its shape and texture. It does not need to be stored in the fridge, just leave in the box in the cupboard. It also holds up when shipped.
Warm Weather Warning for Fudge:
If your fudge is soft, relaxed, when it arrives, please leave it in the fudge box 2-3 hours to reach room temperature or you can place the box in the refrigerator for 20 minutes. Do not unwrap the plastic wrap until it has firmed up. Fudge is best eaten at room temperature 65 to 70 degrees.
Warm Weather Warning for Orca Poop:
If your Chocolate poop is soft when it arrives, please leave it at room temp overnight before opening.
Fresh fudge is best stored at room temp between 65 and 75 degrees. Your fudge will stay soft and creamy for 4-6 weeks wrapped in it's plastic wrap or an airtight container. Fudge will dry out quicker when stored in the fridge. For longer storage, fudge freezes well 6-12 months. Leave fudge in the plastic wrapper and wrap with aluminum foil or put it in a Ziploc bag.
To thaw, leave the fudge wrapped up, place it on the counter 3-4 hours or overnight and bring it to room temperature. When it is unwrapped it will taste as delicious as fresh made fudge!