Ilfracombe anniversary

Roly’s Fudge Pantries set to celebrate National Fudge Day

15th June 2016
Ilfracombe anniversary

Roly’s Fudge Pantries across the country are set to celebrate National Fudge Day, taking place on 16th June 2016.

Believe it or not, National Fudge Day isn’t made up by Roly’s Fudge! No one knows quite where Fudge Day came from. However, the earliest mention of ‘fudge’ is found in a letter written by a resident of New York, talking about fudge being made and sold in Maryland in 1886. It’s often said that ‘fudge’ got its name from a toffee recipe being fudged – and so, fudge was born!

Therefore on National Fudge Day, our Roly’s Fudge Pantries are celebrating everything that’s good about fudge. Our fudge recipe comes from the founder’s grandmother, a recipe which was likely passed down generations. Roly’s Fudge strives every day to stick to the very best of its handmade and traditional roots, and continues to be made in copper cauldrons and prepared on our marble slabs in full view of customers. Our shops make a wide variety of fudges based on the traditional ‘Vanilla’ recipe, all using as natural and classic ingredients as possible – from real walnuts and maple syrup in our Maple and Walnut Fudge, to juicy raisins and dark rum in our Rum ‘n’ Raisin Fudge.

So what are our Roly’s Fudge Pantries celebrating this National Fudge Day?


Roly’s Fudge Ilfracombe celebrates 20 years

Ilfracombe anniversaryRoly’s Fudge Ilfracombe has been celebrating a fantastic landmark in the Roly’s history over the past two weeks. The shop has now been open for 20 years, since June 1986, on the Ilfracombe harbour.

Many of our long time Roly’s fans over the years will have visited this Roly’s Fudge Pantry on their holidays in north Devon, and we have heard many stories from our online customers about this fantastic shop. Share your stories with us on email or on Twitter to add your own memories!

“On holiday in North Devon, I visited Ilfracombe and found the Roly’s Fudge there. Been buying it ever since. No other fudge will do!”

“Since first experiencing Roly’s Fudge in Ilfracombe, I haven’t bought fudge from anywhere else!”

“I have fond childhood memories of visiting your Roly’s Fudge Ilfracombe and trying the delicious handmade flavours there.”

Don’t forget to say hello to Roly’s Fudge Ilfracombe if you’re visiting and to wish them a happy ‘National Fudge Day’ this Thursday. Visiting details

Roly’s Fudge Salisbury launches ‘Fudgehenge’

Fudgehenge for National Fudge DayOur Roly’s Fudge Pantry on Salisbury High Street has unveiled ‘Fudgehenge’ to mark National Fudge Day. The ‘stones’ are made from the fudge pantry’s traditional Vanilla Clotted Cream Fudge. Fudgehenge is on display in the shop window.

Steven, co-owner of Roly’s Fudge Salisbury with Sarah, told their local radio station Spire FM the story of ‘Fudgehenge’:

“Stonehenge is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the UK and is less than 10 miles away, with many people combining a visit to both the famous prehistoric site with a visit to the cathedral built in 1220. We thought ‘Fudgehenge’ would be an amusing point of interest for the thousands of international visitors that will flock past our window this summer on their way into Salisbury Cathedral.”

You can visit Fudgehenge up until the end of August at the Roly’s Fudge Salisbury shop, or read the full article at Spire FM’s website (this will direct you to an external website): read more.



What else are we celebrating on National Fudge Day? Roly’s Fudge has opened seven shops so far in 2016

We have hit new Roly’s records by opening seven shops across the country this year. First up we opened two new Roly’s Fudge Pantries at the start of the year: Roly’s Fudge Keswick in the Lake District, and Roly’s Fudge Weymouth in Dorset. We then opened two fudge shops in Dartmouth and Plymouth, both in Devon, at the start of Easter. In May 2016 alone, we have opened in Weston-super-Mare in Somerset, Truro in Cornwall, and Stow-in-the-Wold in Gloucestershire.

Don’t forget, of course, our shops in Arundel and Exmouth are reopening for the season, with Roly’s Fudge Arundel reopening on Friday 17th June. We also have a couple of moves: our shop in Dawlish moved to Teignmouth, and our Newquay shop moved up the road to be right in the heart of the town.

Do you have a new local Roly’s Fudge Pantry close to you or have you seen a new one on your holidays? Why not share your story with us for #NationalFudgeDay – drop us a comment on Facebook, tag us @RolysFudge on Twitter, or send us your pictures on Instagram – we would love to hear from you!