Thursday, 17 May 2012

Treat Yourself the Fudges' Way (review)

I am always fascinated by the family stories behind famous products, and read with great interest that Fudges (the range of sweet and savoury buscuits, cakes and flatbreads) was founded by Great, Great Granddad Percy Fudge in 1926. The new generation of the Fudge family has been working hard to preserve the traditions. I think old Percy would have been proud of his great great grandchildren.
All products are made using only the finest ingredients, and are locally sourced from the Dorset farms and dairies where possible.

I am well acquainted with the Fudges biscuits, we particularly love their cheese straws and numerous biscuits for cheese. Just a few days ago we had visitors from Italy who stayed for dinner, and I served Fudges Walnut Wafers with the cheese selection. Our guests were so impressed with the wafers they asked me what they were and where they could buy them, as they wanted to bring some back to Italy.

But as the Fudges range is so varied, we haven't tried all of the products, and when I was asked to test and review some products from Fudges, I haven't thought longer than a second before saying Yes, please.
We were sent two products to try:
Stem ginger biscuits and Cheddar wafers.

Stem Ginger Biscuits

Aren't they pretty? All stem Ginger biscuits are half-dipped in Belgian dark chocolate for an indulgent treat. These biscuits are crunchy, spicy and scrumptious.
Personally I would have loved a slightly more gingery taste and increase the content of the ginger shavings from 6% to at least 12% or more. My favourite selection from a box of chocolates would be ginger coated in chocolate, and I love it when the stem ginger almost takes your breath away.
I wish I have seen and tried these biscuits when I was pregnant, they would have been very welcome. A combination of the ginger and chocolate is always a winning one.

Cheddar Wafers

Cheddar Wafers are made with the mature Cheddar cheese, and are perfect with the glass of chilled wine. They work beautifully with the soft goat's cheese. They are very delicate in texture and melt in the mouth. For a truly decadent little snack try to sandwich two wafers with a layer of mild ricotta cheese in the middle. As they have a very pronounced taste of Cheddar, it is better not to eat them with any strong smelly cheeses, so that the flavours don't contradict each other.

All the Fudges boxes have a modern design and look very inviting.

 Fudges biscuits have that home-made taste but the professional looks. They make lovely gifts too.
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