Fudge. Just seeing the word or hearing it is enough to make most of us salivate! Even those of us that love these little packages of sugary goodness, may not realise there’s actually an entire day devoted to them! National Fudge Day falls on June 16th and is an excuse to celebrate the invention of fudge and all things fudge-related. It may be called a national day, but it’s worth noting, the day has definitely become international!
While many believe fudge (a simple mix of sugar, butter and milk) is an English creation, unfortunately that’s not true! The first recorded existence of fudge is from 1921 in which a woman named Emelyn Battersby Hartridge wrote about buying a box of fudge in Baltimore in 1886. As the recipe was tried by others, it became very popular, and became the sugary base for flavour combinations that it’s become today!
Whether you like them classic, with rum and raisin, peanut butter or sea salt, June 16th is your day to celebrate this wonderful sweet, and not feel guilty about eating and sharing your bodyweight in it! There’s even a hashtag on social media you can use and add to: #NationalFudgeDay.
Some people use the day as an excuse to raise awareness and donations for a range of worthy causes, such as children’s charities, historical associations, agricultural foundations and support and others. As long as you have a creative mind and some friends and family that like fudge, there’s no limit to how you can enjoy the day!