Anyone else got the Monday blues? I’ve got just the thing to perk you up – 20% off at Ochil Fudge Pantry! If you fancy getting yourself some discounted, delicious fudge, just use the code ‘theglasgowdiet20’ when you check out!
About three years ago, Sam and I decided to visit the Loch Lomond Shores Farmers Market, where we had our first taste of Ochil Fudge. They had so many different flavours it was hard to comprehend, but there were tasters available to sample before you buy. From Irn Bru to White Chocolate & Raspberry, they seemed to have it all and ever since, I have never found a fudge that compares.
Every time I visit a farmers market or a food show, I always keen a look out for that pink and white stall so I can sample their latest flavours. At last year’s BBC Good Food Show, I discovered their ‘Cheesecake Fudge’ – yummy vanilla fudge with a crumbly biscuit base. They only bring this super special flavour out for events, so keep an eye out for it!
Last week I decided to treat myself to a selection box from Ochil Fudge Pantry, which consists of 4 bars of fudge in any flavour, for £7.50. I figured this was a good opportunity to try flavours I hadn’t before, so I ordered Apple Crumble, Nutella, Salted Caramel, and one of my personal favourites, Minted!
I ordered the box on Tuesday and on Thursday, the box was delivered to me by courier – quick and simple! Plus the four bars I had chosen came in a lovely little black and pink presentation box. The delivery charge is £4.95 in the UK, but considering how quickly it arrived, that seems fairly reasonable!
The Minted! Fudge was, as always, divine. I am a huge fan of anything mint chocolate, and this hits the spot just right! The fudge breaks apart easily and is quite crumbly, but it’s also creamy and melts in the mouth – how they do this, I do not know! The mint flavour is quite prominent, so if you’re not a huge fan of mint I’d keep away and go for something more chocolatey like the Death By Chocolate or Baileys & White Chocolate fudge.
The other three flavours were all totally new to me, so I was excited to see if I could be persuaded to stop going for my old favourites and find a whole new one. The Nutella Fudge was almost sickly sweet, with the subtle flavour of chocolate and nuts and a lovely, squidgy texture. The Salted Caramel was more of a crumbly texture with a perfect amount of salt to balance against the delicious caramel flavour. The Apple Crumble fudge was incredible – you could really taste the flavour of stewed apples and toasted crumble.
Alongside these flavours, I also received the classic Iron Brew Fudge, traditional Scottish Tablet, Bakewell and Heather Honey fudge. The Iron Brew fudge was a bright orange colour, and although I’m not a fan of the drink itself – I know, I’m a terrible Scot – the fudge was lovely! I think my favourites out of the collection I sampled would definitely be the Apple Crumble and Minted!
Ochil Fudge Pantry will forever be my go-to supplier for delicious, well-made fudge. With such a huge range of flavours, there is definitely something to suit every taste. As well as having stockists all over Scotland, you can find them at farmers markets and food festivals. Remember to use “theglasgowdiet20” to get 20% off online orders! If that hasn’t cheered up your Monday evening, I don’t know what will!