RochesterFudge is taking a short break
Danielle on May 15, 20225 out of 5 stars
The vegan fudge was great! It was gone too quickly! I wish I had bought more. :)
Margaret on Apr 11, 20225 out of 5 stars
Very smooth and full of flavor. Likely to order again, especially for the holidays!
lydia cortez on May 11, 20225 out of 5 stars
so glad I was able to find someone who makes fudge, I've been craving. packaged securely. I will be a returning customer
susan on May 3, 20225 out of 5 stars
Bought three types of vegan fudge from this vendor and ALL of them (mint, cookies and chocolate) were out of this world! This is our 3rd or 4th purchase from Rochester Fudge and the product is always delicious. Best vegan fudge we've found!
Boss on Apr 9, 20225 out of 5 stars
Personally not into chocolate fudge but buy it for family members whom love this fudge
Rachel on Apr 4, 20225 out of 5 stars
Delicious fudge! My husband loved it, and so did the non-vegans.
Melissa on Mar 11, 20225 out of 5 stars
Really good, though my personal preference leans to dark chocolate. But still good. My daughter will love it!
Boss on Apr 1, 20223 out of 5 stars
Labeled vegan but uses Oreos whose company states their products may use sugar processed with bone char. Anyhow should switch to Hydrox cookies which are vegan and taste much better plus they are the cookies that came before Oreo that Oreo cookies are simply imitating.
Shane responded on Apr 1, 2022
Thanks Boss - we consulted many vegan friends who all swear by Oreo, but can totally appreciate your feedback and researched the same topic on Oreo’s website after your review. We will be looking at alternatives including Hydrox immediately to make our product as Vegan-friendly as possible. We take the extra step of using Beet Sugar to ensure bone-char is not an issue, so this is something we take seriously…and it’s your reviews that help us continue to improve, so thanks again! Any other feedback - please reach out directly! We appreciate your business and previous orders!!
A suggestion turns into a business
What do you do when person after person says "you should make this a business"? You take their advice and make it a business. We've been making fudge for over 10 years, and it started pretty much like everyone else's fudge - homemade in a pan using mom's recipe.
I worked at a large mortgage company as a VP of Software Development, and to lighten the mood, I would bring homemade fudge for the hundreds of IT people to share every Friday. We appropriately called this "Fudge Friday". At first, I would leave the fudge in my office - being the new person to the team and trying to learn as many faces as I could, it provided a reason for people I wouldn't typically interact with on a daily basis to stop by and talk. I met a LOT of people this way.
After some time, I saw many of the same faces and decided it was time to change it up. So - instead of putting the fudge on my desk in my office, I would find out who the newest person to the team was, put it on their desk, and email the team with a short introduction. "Meet Matt, our Fudge Friday ambassador of the week. He works on the compliance team as a software engineer. Stop by, say hello, and get some fudge!".
This went on for many months...every Friday. Over the course of a year we determined that over 250 pounds of fudge were consumed by the team - which had doubled in size to over 1000 people. Somewhere in there, a lady asked me if I had ever made it without dairy. I said no, and she provided some potential substitute ingredient suggestions. It took some time, but eventually we dialed-in our dairy-free vegan recipes and now it will knock your socks off.
Making fudge for 1000 people every week is time-consuming, and the batches were nowhere near large enough. After several trips to Mackinac Island - Michigan's Home of Fudge, we decided we needed to learn more and upgrade. We took a trip to Frankemuth - Michigan's Second Fudge Home - to learn more. We happened upon a shop where the owner agreed to spend a day cooking with us. We learned a lot and decided to invest in a 400-pound marble table and classic Savage Brother's candy stove. Our batch sizes have more than tripled, and frankly - it's still hard to keep up with all of our loyal customers.
People continued to suggest turning my passion into a business, and we finally made the leap. We started selling at farmer's markets (still do), charity events, corporate events, and today, over 90% of the fudge we sell is dairy-free and uses vegan ingredients. We're always taking suggestions for new flavors, and provide the best level of care and customer service. The dream is to one day own a brick-and-mortar location that rivals what you get on Mackinac Island. The fudge itself already does :).
I've been making fudge for over 10 years. I love the look on people's faces when they take a bite! This is the entire reason I cook - to bring happiness to others.
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