For that someone who loves a sweet treat this festive season.
The San Francisco Fudge Factory in Bath kindly sent me some festive fudge to try this week.
The family run business has been making fudge for over 24 years in the centre of Bath, using only natural, locally sourced ingredients to create some truly creamy melt in the mouth fudge. As a company they are passionate about supporting the city and local communites, which has led them to support groups such as Focus Counseling, Dorothy House and Mindfulness. This really does make them stand out, not only do they produce delicious handmade products but they also think about giving back and supporting fellow Bathonians.
“100% Handmade right here in Bath, with absolutely NO artificial ingredients all of our fudge is GLUTEN FREE – apart from Cookies and Cream”
When popped into their shop earlier this year on the Savouring Bath Guilty Pleasures Food Tour and did not want to leave without trying all the flavours. From chunks of buttery fudge to peanut brittle, chocolate dipped marshmallows plus many more other handmade treats, their shop is a sweet tooths haven!
Great news! They even have vegan flavours too, including chocolate and peanut butter!
So the fudge…
I was sent Christmas Pudding and Salted Caramel flavours to try in a cute little gift box. Myself and Rob were VERY happy to take part in a taste test, however, if I’m honest I can never tell if I am a huge fudge fan. I am always to and fro whether I enjoy it or not but really, as soon as this fudge was placed in front of me I was more than happy to indulge!
I may not be able to eat it non-stop like I do with chocolate but actually that just helps it last even longer! It’s the perfect little bite to have when you have friends round for a cuppa or an after dinner treat.
My favourite out of the two had to be the salted caramel, and I’m not even a salted caramel fan. Rob said his favourite was the Christmas pudding flavour, and he hates Christmas pudding! So overall we were both pleasantly surprised by how much we enjoyed these flavours, therefore I think it’s definitely worth trying flavours that you wouldn’t usually go for.
Their cute little gift boxes of fudge like this one would be great Christmas presents for your colleagues, friends and family.
OR… just throwing an idea out their, instead of a ‘cheese board’ create your own ‘fudge board’ when you have family and friends over during the festive season. Buy a selection of different flavours of fudge, place them on a board and create a fun sweet treat for everyone to enjoy.
The time is now!
It’s the perfect time to pop and visit the fudge team on Church Street if you are visiting the Bath Christmas Market, which starts this Thursday 22nd November. Pop across to the fudge factory, located right next to the abbey square where many of the market chalets are situated. I’ve been told the shop now looks like a grotto and they are now offering mulled wine and cider – so remember that, if you don’t want to queue at the mulled wine stands in the market!
Anyway, thank you for reading this blog post peeps, I am now going to spend the rest of my Sunday relaxing, snuggled up in me blanket and eating some delicious fudge.
Thank you to the owners Maureen and Mark for creating this fabulous fudge and to Emma and the team at the Fudge Factory Bath for sending me this delightful treat! I will be popping in to buy some Christmas goodies very soon – get that mulled wine ready too!
Bring a smile to your friends face with a little treat from The San Francisco Fudge Factory, Bath. Follow them on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or visit their website below.
6 Church St, Bath BA1 1NL – “The shop was located slap bang in the centre of the city, right under the shadow of the majestic Abbey.”
MONDAY – SUNDAY 9am – 6pm