February 15, 2012

Dairy Free Fudge: What It’s Like & Where to Get It

Ages ago I fell upon some Dairy Free Fudge in Holland & Barrett but I was refraining from Sugar at the time so I was forced to just gaze at it for a while and move along, trying to put it out of my mind. From time to time I would see it and try to ignore it but at last I gave in... Dairy Free Fudge, here I come!! I remember having the most amazing fudge (& coincidently the only ‘real’ fudge I’ve ever had) once at the CLE (Canadian Lakehead Exhibition) which was an annual fair that came to my home town every year. It was mouth-wateringly amazing and happily/sadly, it was during a time when we thought my Milk Allergies were ‘outgrown’ (what a mistake)... so I have lived with that glorious handmade fudge goodness in my memory ever since....

When I cracked open the bag of Dairy Free Fudge from the ‘Fabulous Fudge Factory’ I was impressed with what I saw. The bag was generously filled and each square looked yum-town good and in line with my memory of what fudge should be.

- Dairy Free
- Lactose Free
- Gluten Free
- Wheat Free
- Nightshade Free
- GMO Free
- Vegan
- Vegetarian
- No Artificial Colours
- No Preservatives

Upon taste I was blown away with the sweetness and the best way I can describe the taste is: it tastes very similar to the soft, coloured bits of bassets licorice sweets - you know, the ‘fudge’ parts.
I love the coloured bits of Bassets licorice (which are naturally Dairy Free, but note a may contain warning) but I was expecting something different from the Fabulous Fudge Factory... something richer. Then again, I am basing this on a childhood memory of the first & only time I had real fudge! F. wasn’t overly impressed either, but fudge isn’t really his thing, he prefers the ‘Indian version’ of fudge, as he calls it, whatever that is!

However, the Fabulous Fudge Factory’s Fabulous Fudge won Gold at the Great Taste Awards so they’ve must be doing something right. I do love the idea of being able to get Dairy Free fudge but the sweetness is full-on and eating the entire bag in one sitting shouldn’t really be an option... I munched on it over the course of a day ;)

The Fabulous Fudge Factory’s Dairy Free Fudge is available at Holland & Barrett (Nature’s Way) shops for approx. €4.55 for a 200g bag.

p.s. Sorry about the lack of a Monday post - moving house took OVER ... all is moved but the organization is insane - Think I’ll be taking a trip to Ikea for some urgent storage ideas!

Ingredients: Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Soya Milk, Vanilla
Allergen Warning: May Contain Nuts
Nutritional Information per 100g:
Energy 352.1kcal/1489.4kJ
Protein 0.4g
Carbohydrate 77.5g
of which sugars 67.5g
of which starch 10.0g
Fat 4.4g
of which saturates 3.6g
of which mono-unsaturates 0.6g
of which poly-unsaturates 0.2g
Cholestrol 0.0g
Fibre 0.0g
Sodium 0.04g


Tina said...

That vegan fudge is lovely, its so hard to get nice (or any) vegan fudge. My husband also loves it. Great now I am thinking about fudge.

Aurea@Survival Guide said...

so you like it? good stuff! like I said, its been a loooong time since I had the real thing. Thanks for sharing!! x

Ruth Holroyd said...

I love this fudge, but then I've been deprived of any dairy sweets for many years now. I do remember the real thing and they're not quite the same, but my dairy guzzling husband also likes them (not such good news - he can devour a pack before I've noticed). They are VERY sweet, but a lovely treat. I eat the pack very slowly. It lasts me days. A BIG sugar hit.

Aurea@Survival Guide said...

those pesky husbands! ;) but yes, slowly is probably the way I should have gone!! Thanks for commenting! Its great to hear what you think :D