Penuche has been a late addition to our line of fudge flavors, but is quickly become a classic. While it wasn't part of our original collection of flavors, once we saw how passionately people love Penuche we knew we had to start making it ourselves.
Coming up with the perfect Penuche fudge was a lot more challenging than we thought it would be. What makes Penuche so distinctive is the incredibly deep, warm, smoky flavor that comes from rich molasses. Our first few test batches all started with brown sugar, following a lot of the recipes we found online. But we weren't satisfied with the level of molasses flavor in those batches - it seemed too weak.
There was another concern we had - we quickly found out that molasses is "hygroscopic" - meaning it absorbs moisture from the air. As everyone knows, mixing sugar with moisture can quickly turn into a sticky mess. A lot of other fudge makers compensate for this by limiting the molasses content or using stabilizers in the fudge. We weren't satisfied with those compromises though - our number one priority is always flavor, and we knew that we could crack the secret to making this fudge perfect with enough experimentation.
Through months of testing we were finally able to come up with a recipe that results in a fudge that's just as creamy as our other fudges while really accentuating and celebrating that deep molasses flavor that so many people enjoy. Because it's made with so much molasses it is a bit softer and stickier than some of our other fudges, but the flavor more than makes up for the sticky fingers.
We are so glad so many people told us about how much they loved this fudge - it's quickly become one of our favorites as well, and now we know never to underestimate Penuche!
With this purchase you will receive one pound of our penuche goat milk fudge, produced fresh on our farm. Each slice comes in a beautiful, eco friendly box that you can scoop a piece of fudge right out of and will weigh somewhere around a pound. The weight can vary slightly due to moisture evaporation and absorption and variations in ingredients (nuts and such). There are 16 to 20 bite sized portions in each box depending on how you cut it and be enjoyed for a very long time!
During warm-weather months the fudge will become soft during transit. If you receive fudge on a hot day, please freeze the entire package for a few hours before opening it and allowing the fudge to thaw. Softening does not affect the consistency, shelf-life or flavor and it will return to normal when cool. We do not ship with ice packs as it is not required for fudge. Our boxes are eco friendly so please don't hesitate to recycle.
Ingredients: Sugar, Vermont Goat Milk, Molasses, Natural Corn Syrup (never any high fructose), Powdered Egg White, Salt.
All products are produced in a facility that processes nuts and may contain traces of ALL varieties of nuts including peanuts. Our kitchen also processes fresh goat milk.