After a career in education I fancied a change and the answer came when a very good friend opened up a sweet shop on Brighton Station Concourse called
The Beach Hut and was looking, unsuccessfully for locally made fudge ‘How hard can that be?’ I rather foolishly thought and after much experimentation I found my winning recipes. I wanted MotherFudgers to be a true premium product and only use the very best natural ingredients.
I source much of my fresh dairy locally from Downsview Farm in Ringmer and use Fairtrade sugars and Rainforest Alliance chocolate. I loved designing and branding Motherfudgers and wanted to pay homage to our beloved Brighton & Hove with the logo.
If you love our Fudge, spread the word and please let us know of any particular favourite flavour that you think might be popular with others - we may well end up making it!
Made with love
As the name suggests, at MotherFudgers we don’t take ourselves too seriously. But we do take the process of making the most delicious fudge very seriously indeed; just three simple ingredients – double cream, butter, sugar – alongside each flavour’s unique additions, brought together with love and care.
Born in Brighton in late 2013, MotherFudgers’ fudge is homemade and handmade. Not for us the American-style ‘easy fudge’ with ‘marshmallow fluff’, corn syrup and ‘chocolate chips’, made in the microwave with the taste and texture of over-thick icing. Nor the tasteless supermarket stuff, packed with preservatives to extend the shelf-life.
A thoroughly modern brand with a certain irreverence and quirkiness for good measure, MotherFudgers didn’t start with a family recipe passed down through generations. It began with experimentation, testing, mistakes and more testing, until we’d got it right. But it didn’t stop there. Once the art and the science of dairy fudge were mastered, we pushed ourselves further - by meeting the demand for a dairy-free Vegan fudge. More trial and error using nut milks ensued until we got that right too. Now there are 15 flavours in all, with more on their way.
Fudge is traditionally found in seaside towns, as everyone likes a special treat when holidaying. Our ambition is for MotherFudgers’ Fudge to become as synonymous with Brighton as a stick of Brighton rock. Hence the homage to the uniquely fabulous Royal Pavilion on the packaging, and the colours which echo the promenade railings.
Luckily, the great Brighton public (and beyond) seem to agree that MotherFudgers is a fine, fun and delicious fudge. It is already a best seller at many retail outlets including The Beach Hut, the Royal Pavilion Shop, Infinity Foods, Charlie’s Sweet Emporium, HISBE, The Chilli Shop, FoodShed, Gratitude Tree, The Sussex Produce Company and The Bridge. Also look out for us at local Food Festivals, Farmers’ Markets, Craft Fayres and at Brighton’s Artists Open Houses. To top off a great year, our much-loved ‘Salted Caramel’ flavour fudge won national recognition in winning a Gold Star at the prestigious ‘Great Taste Awards of Great Britain 2014’.
Everyone loves Vintage Vanilla Fudge. Simply dairy double cream, milk, butter and sugar infused with extracts of the very best Madagascan Vanilla.
Winner of a Gold Star at The Great Taste Awards of Great Britain 2014, this is MotherFudgers best-selling fudge. Who would have thought that the strange combination of molasses-rich brown sugar and sea salt could be so sublime?
Maple Toasted Pecan
The unique flavour of Canadian maple syrup and the toasted nuttiness of pecans added in generous quantities to a creamy fudge makes for the most luxuriant gastronomic experience.
This is a favourite of those with a less sweet tooth. The savoury saltiness of the peanut butter immersed in the sweetly creamy fudge will induce sheer delight.
Crystal Ginger Zinger
A tongue-trembler par excellence. If you love to dunk a ginger nut biscuit, this is the fudge for you. Real crystal ginger and a few secret ingredients give it the titular ‘zing’.
Suggested by Ryan at Charlie’s Sweet Emporium in Brighton, this fudge, inspired by the famous tart of Bakewell (no, not her), is infused with French almond extract and a healthy helping of glacé cherries.
Who wouldn’t want the experience of Irish Cream in a fudge which allows those delicious whiskey-coffee flavours to sit for even longer on the tongue?
Raspberry White Chocolate
Raspberry and white chocolate are a match made in heaven. This is a particular favourite for those who love a certain milky white choc bar.
Choc Work Orange
So proud of the name. Dark chocolate (Rainforest Alliance certified) is swirled into a zesty mouth-wateringly orange fudge.
The combination of dark chocolate (Rainforest Alliance certified) and peppery mint swirled into a creamy smooth fudge is a well-loved all round winner.
Chilli Choc Shock
A recent phenomenon has been the combination of chilli and chocolate; now MotherFudgers present chilli and chocolate fudge. What makes it so moreish is the satisfying heat as the fudge melts on your tongue.
Death by Fudge
Suggested by the lovely Frank for his Chilli Shop at the Brighton Marina. This chocolate fudge is imbued with a tiny amount of the notorious Naga chilli which gives a tormentingly pleasant afterburn.
All made using nut milks and soya spreads in place of dairy. Suitable for those with a dairy-intolerance.
A satisfying chomp of choc flavour fudge enriched with nuts and a hint of coconut.
Vegan Peanutterly Butterly
The smoothy-crunchiness of the peanut butter creates a creaminess which means you won’t miss the dairy.
Vegan Cherry Bakewell
The latest Vegan fudge. A full-flavoured cherry almond confectionery delight.