June 16th – National Fudge Day

written by Guest Blogger on June 13, 2011 in Carol Hoffman and Family Fun and Food & Drink and Shopping and Southern Illinois with 2 comments

Got a sweet tooth?    For all you chocolate lovers out there, June 16th is National Fudge Day!  Who knew!!    Celebrate National Fudge Day by indulging in this delicious treat!!     Did you know that fudge used to be chocolate-less? That’s right: the concept of fudge originated in the late 17th century with a candy called Scottish Tablet, a harder candy made from sugar, butter and condensed milk.

Today, a variety of fudge flavors are available, including marshmallow, nuts, caramel, and peanut butter. But there’s always one key ingredient: chocolate!

Celebrate National Fudge Day by enjoying your favorite types of fudge with your friends and family, but don’t be surprised if they don’t want to share, so, be sure and get plenty!     There are over 200 flavors available at the Sweets & Treats Fudge Factory at the Trail of Tears Junction in Anna, IL.

shopping for fudge

The Chocolate Factory on Hwy. 146, Golconda, across from Dixon Springs State Park, features more than 50 varieties of specialty and traditional gourmet chocolates and candies, fudge and  even old fashion Peanut Brittle. All made in the onsite kitchen with the finest ingredients. All hand made.  They offer tours and demonstrations Mon-Fri. The shop also has unique gifts and cake and candy making supplies.

Enjoy Southern Illinois!

Carol