Come on in and Git' Some!
This recipe made me think back to the days of the Slo Poke which was a Caramel Pop that come out in 1926, the Sugar Mama which was a chocolate covered caramel lollipops and the Sugar Daddy which was larger than the Sugar Mama, both of which came out in 1965.
The taste is so soft and melt in your mouth good, it brought me back to those flavors.
This name is kind of simple, its where I live and I needed an M word to go with Mint. The the flavor is pleasant and refreshing...and we all know Memphis is "A Pleasant Place to Live!"
Funny story here, I deconstructed the recipe and thought to myself, maple, the maple leaf, Canadian flag, bacon, Canadian bacon, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)...then Dudley DoRight came to mind. Dudley was in love with Nell who was Inspector Fenwick's daughter. Dudley also had his trusted stead, Horse. Horse was his name and Nell loved to feed Horse bacon and Horse loved the bacon that Nell fed him. Inspector Fenwick was the RCMP Commander who always ate pecans. Hence the Dudley DoRight...I'll get you next time Snidely Whiplash!
In one of our first meetings as a partner in Armade in MI with Justin, Dawn, and Jay, I found that several of us liked espresso. So I purchased an espresso machine and it helps spin us up for the day. In honor of our first partnership meeting and a new beginning for the town of Armada, may I present "Wake-Up Armada" as our signature fudge...Dark Chocolate, Espresso, and toasted almonds!
The cherries I use are dried from Traverse city Michigan. I googled it and found out some interesting facts. There were a lot of Native American tribes that lived throughout the Michigan territories but in that region 3 tribes were prominent. The Ottawa/Odawa, the Ojibwa and the Potawatomi tribes. On the weekends the tribes would get together for what they called the Council of Three Fires.
The Ojibwa were addressed as the "Older Brother," the Odawa as the "Middle Brother," and the Potawatomi as the "Younger Brother. The younger brother would burn the dried cherry pit in the council fire to create colors during the meetings. The council of the three fires
MAD MAXX was a bit easier to name for this Rocky Road Fudge. It made me think of a couple of different things, Mel Gibson in Mad Max, Chunk from Goonies, and my Friend Max. When I made the first batch I wanted to listen to some music to get me a little motivated, and one of my favorite rockin' (walnuts remind me of rocks) heart poundin' tune is Thunderstruck by ACDC, (Thanks Max!) which I now listen to before Ice Carving competitions as well. So for all of the above-mentioned, this fudge is for you...Mad Maxx... and in the immortal words of Sloth
" Rocky Road? Heh Heh! "
CHARLIE PAPA BRAVO is my favorite of them all, I am a peanut butter fanatic loving all thing Reese! It remined me of my military days teaching survival skills and being camouflaged under some brush in the jungle. The military phonetic lingo stands for (C) Charlie - Chocolate, (P) Papa - Peanut, (B) Bravo - Butter
Went to universal studies a couple times to visit Harry Potter World. Yes I am a fan of the movies and more so a fan of the butterbeer they served at the theme park. I love the buttery vanilla flavor and thought I could make a fudge with that flavor. Now if you know the movies you know that the drink of choice for younger wizards. I thought the younger customers would know the word Muggle but how many other would ask what a Muggle was, so it became a riddle and we all know the Riddler always said "Riddle me this" so...Muggle Me This ! Makes no sense I know!
I decided to clean up my act!
This fudge is for the chocolate connoisseur, the triple chocolate in this is rich and Amazing.
I have combined the XXX and the XX Clean to bring you another nut-free fudge for your taste buds to fight over. So my new fudge code for no nuts is clean and with nuts...well you can imagine!
Enjoy the XXX Clean!
The Old Sarge! This one is in memory one of my good friends who passed away a few years back...SMSgt Larry Owens. This is a salted dark chocolate fudge for his dark humor and salty personality, It has roasted pistachios and red pepper flakes...he was a little green under the gills most of the time and like a firecracker when he needed to be...Miss you buddy!
I love cookies and cream anything and have had fudge that was all cookies and cream. I wanted something that would be a twist on that and come up with a semi-sweet coffee flavor fudge topped with a creamy vanilla cream fudge mixed and topped with double stuffed sandwich cookies...Twisted, I know...makes you want to Shout "Genius! The Twist and Shout
I have been using Mexican Vanilla for years, it pure vanilla extract and I get it for a good price. That being said the price of vanilla beans is through the thatch of the hacienda. This flavor profile is so smooth and creamy at the start then the door slams on your backside with a mild kick of cheyenne at the end. I was trying to come up with a fun Mexican name and Pedro came to mind from Napoleon Dynamite and Up in Smoke... the heat of the Cheyenne pepper is a strong finish and Pedro comes out victorious with the help of his friends! Vote for Pedro and Pedro's heat!
This recipe reminded me of my time in Hawaii, trying to dig through the husk with my bare hands to get through to the actual coconut for the milk. with the help of a sharp rock, I managed to get it. It also made me think about a song I heard from a Hawaiian Icon "Bruddah IZ" called "Somewhere over the rainbow" his version I really liked. His real name is Isreal Kamakawiwo'ole, so in honor of him I name this fudge " Kamakawiwo'ole" ...oh, and I just wanted to hear people try to pronounce it, just for my pleasure!
After a little research on salted caramel, it turns out that 1n 1977 Henri La Roux, a chocolatier, invented salted caramel from an unusual recipe from Breton Salted Butter. He wanted to have something of his own to distinguish him as a great chocolatier from his father and patented (CBS) Caramel au beurre sale'. Tre (3 chocolates) and La Roux ( inventor of the salted caramel flavor.
Man, I love coffee! The darker the better, so why not just go for the espresso, which is what I did for this one. I put my favorite flavors together to make the Up ALL Nighter! Dark chocolate, white chocolate flavored with coffee and espresso topped with dark chocolate-covered espresso beans! Guaranteed to keep you up ALL Night! BEE careful this has a quarter cup of espresso powder per batch with a hint of honey, like all my other recipes.
Back in the day, I loved listening to Elvis, I would walk around the house with my lip curled up saying "Mama!" just like Elvis did or how I thought he did. Later I found out that his favorite sandwich was a Peanutbutter and banana sandwich with butter. I memory of one of my favorite musicians and the King of Rock and Roll, I present the Elvis B! "Can I git a peanutbutter nana samich, Mama!"
When I came up with this for a client, the name came quick...it started with oranges, and being they come from California, the 2PAc song "California Love" popped into my head, so I played it, and as I was boppin' along to the beat something reminded me of the Mamas and the Papas song "California Dreaming". So I figured since my fudge was an orange cream flavor, why not call it California Creamin'...and there you have it.
I love a good cinnamon roll, and wanted a deep cinnamon flavor in a fudge. I decided to melt down some red hots and mix them into my white chocolate batch recipe, but it wasn't enough. I took some fireball whiskey and reduced it down eliminating the alcohol but keeping the flavoring in a syrup form and adding it in for additional flavor. Top that all off with a brown sugar cinnamon layer swirled in as well, may I present "Cinnaburst" fudge.
Good Grief! I am a huge fan of Halloween and of making a Great Pumpkin Pie. I could've gone any number of ways in naming this fudge, but I wanted to pay tribute to one of my favorite old-time cartoon classics, "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Who doesn't want to believe in a pumpkin that comes out on Halloween e to give gifts to kids? Well, I feel for ya Linus! For all you do, this one is for You! The Great Pumpkin
Frank L Baum was a genius and the special effects that they used in the making of "The Wizard of Oz" were way ahead of its time. I remember watching the 50th-anniversary edition VHS Tape with the making of the movie at the end. The fight with Dorothy, the scarecrow and the apple trees was awesome. The were rubber trees with guys inside moving the branches like their arms, amazing! In the end, the scarecrow trick the trees into throwing apples at him and dorothy, who says he didn't have a brain...so "The Scarecrow Wins!"
For this seasonal favorite, I wanted to name it something really corny...
You're turning violet, Violet! From one of my favorite movies, Violet blows up like a giant blueberry after eating Willy Wonkas magic chewing gum. In honor of the Violet and the blueberry, I present Violet Beauregarde....Bluberry Waffle fudge
All prices are 1/4lb in store prices (look for our online store coming soon)
Maple Bacon Pecan Fudge
Michigan Tart Cherry Fudge
Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
Butterbeer (butterscotch) Fudge
Triple Chocolate Fudge
Salted Dk. Chocolate, Pistachios, Red Pepper Fudge
Cookies and Cream Fudge
Mexican Vanilla w/Cheyenne Fudge
Dark Chocolate Espresso Fudge
Coconut Almond Fudge
Triple Chocolate Salted Caramel Fudge
Peanut Butter & Banana Fudge
Orange Cream Fudge
Sugar Free Chocolate Fudge
Cinnamon red hot swirl w/brown
Pumpkin Spice Fudge
Caramel Apple Pie Fudge
Vanilla Cream & Candy Corn Fudge
Double Chocolate Walnuts, Gold Nuggets and Gold Leaf Fudge
Wildflower Honey Fudge
Mint Chocolate Chip Fudge
Maple Walnut Cream Fudge
...some that may be added!
Chocolate and Orange Cream
Blueberry Vanilla Fudge
Earl Grey Chocolate Crème Brule Fudge
...some that may be added!
Pumpkin Spice, Pecan Fudge
Caramel Apple Pie Fudge
Vanilla Cream Candy Corn Fudge
At room temperature in an airtight container.
No, putting fudge in the refrigerator will dry out your fudge.
Fudge belongs in your belly, not on the counter or in the fridge! That being said it is best kept stored at room temperature in an airtight container, and should last 1-2 weeks, but why wait!
Yes, Double wrap the fudge in plastic wrap and store it in the freezer for up to 6 months.
We Make Good Fudge!
The old-fashioned way, from scratch, using only the highest quality ingredients. Tempting you with the creamiest fudges and unique flavor profiles, all with a hint of Honey!
Chef Jim Ford is taking fudge making to a whole new level,.. after venturing off into beekeeping in 2014 Chef Jim wanted to do something unique using the honey he collects from his bees, so why not make fudge incorporating honey into each recipe.
The honey comes from about 20 colonies (approx. 1,000,000 bees) that he maintains each season. Chef Jim is a culinary school graduate from Macomb Community College and has a BA from New England Culinary Institute in Baking and Pastry Arts. Chef Jim has also been making custom cakes since 2010 with his business Jimmy's Sweets LLC and is always looking forward to new adventures. As an Entrepreneur, Chef Jim is an author of 2 children's books, Inventor, Teacher, Consultant, Private Chef, and Culinary Olympian (2 Silver medals, IKA World Culinary Olympics)
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Armada Fudge Company LLC (586)-917-7131
23009 East Main Street, Armada, Michigan 48005, United States
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