Clueless about fudge
My BFF has told me that he LOVES fudge - without nuts. I am pretty clueless about sweets - I am more of a savory kind of gal. Any idea where I can buy some fudge - a candy store/ bakery - that is stellar? All input is very appreciated - as his birthday is within a few days!
Personally I think it's fun to find a place he might not find...but if you run out of luck, there's a whole chocolate creations station at Whole Foods. I actually don't like chocolate very much, and definitely in large amounts, but they have lots of creative items that really intrigue me whenever I walk by. The only other thing I could suggest is call Quack's and see if they've got any. Someone recently posted on another board about some bite-size chocolate cake covered in fudge frosting from Quack's for 50 cents each.
Although I'm not a huge fudge fan, they key is finding fudge that isn't gritty. It has a ton of sugar in it so whatever is done to make sure it's creamy, is what I find appealling. That being said, tori is correct - WF Candy Island at the Lamar store has a ton of different types of fudge. In addition to that, I always see fudge in small towns for some reason. Fredericksburg, Wimberly and Llano always seem to have shops that sell fudge. I have no idea what that's about.
A couple of years ago, I bought fudge for office Christmas gifts at the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory at the Round Rock Outlet Mall. They had a lot of different flavors, and it looked really good. I'm also not a big fan of fudge, and I didn't actually eat any of it, so I don't know if it was good! But it was well received by my co-workers.
So far everyone who has replied "isn't a fan". That makes me sad. I could eat my weight in fudge. I guess I'm a little jealous of people who don't care for it.
I wish I could help you, but I've never bought fudge in Austin. You could consider making fudge for him. It's surprisingly easy. I get requests for it each year when going back home for the holidays, and I'm just using the recipe from the marshmallow creme jar. If you do that, make sure to use semi-sweet instead of milk chocolate.
I'll keep an eye out for fudge here in Austin. And you've provided me the perfect excuse to try all that I can find. You know, for research.
I happen to love fudge, especially peanut butter and divinity. I think Whole Foods fudge is pretty good stuff, but weirdly enough, I think Calahan's is really tasty. They have some really unique combinations too. Fudge is very easy to make (though it may not set so well in this heat), and would make a good gift.