I have written about the Fudgery before. It is a magical place full not only of fudge but of all sorts of other chocolate confections. I told myself I was going to show restraint this year. After all, we had four days in Banff and given my usual tendencies of eating a full half pound of fudge all at once and still wanting more the next day, I feared our four-day stay could result in my eating a whopping two pounds of fudge. Even daily hiking wouldn’t undo the damage of that kind of sugar binge. Anyway, I’m extraordinarily proud of myself for only purchasing two half pounds of fudge, and one chocolate snail this time around. Most impressively, though, it took me almost an entire week to eat it all. That is growth.
Alas, today I am here to review not one, not two, but three candy confections from The Fudgery. Hold onto your hats, there’s a sugar rush coming your way!
First up, the Oreo Fudge: This is a classic I’ve had many times. Many will turn up their noses at vanilla fudge, but it’s a brilliant base for Oreos. Putting Oreos in chocolate fudge would overpower them. The vanilla fudge base, on the other hand, lets the Oreos shine, and there are a lot of Oreos jammed in that fudge. Sure, it’s ridiculously sweet, but I learned on this trip that if you eat only small portions at a time, it avoids crossing the line into the nauseatingly saccharine range and stays firmly planted in heavenly delicious range. Try it and you won’t regret it.
Next up: the Milk Chocolate Snail: This was a new revelation in confection for me. Imagine a base of toasted pecans held together by an ultra thick layer of caramel, then heavy-handedly smothered in milk chocolate. I suppose it is similar to a Turtle in concept, but I assure you it tasted a million times better, particularly after walking close to 20 km. Get it.
Last but not least: the Maple Caramel Fudge: I am 95% certain this is a brand new flavour (or at least new since my last visit), and also 100% certain that I am forever grateful to my partner’s keen eye for spotting it amongst the masses of other flavours. This fudge will change your life. It combines two flavours that you might assume are too bold to be together, but it works. Big time. The fudge itself is maple fudge, which on its own is one of my personal faves, but then turns it up a notch with insanely large pockets of soft yet chewy caramel. It’s like two desserts in one, which is pretty much the gold standard of desserts. By my calculations, this fudge is worth a five hour drive in and of itself (I say that because I would hands down drive the five hours from my house to The Fudgery right this very second). It’s that good.
Ugh, now I’m missing Banff even more.