Roly’s Salted Maple & Pecan Fudge has been awarded the Champion Confectionery award by Taste of the West awards, placing it as the top confectionery product for 2017.
We are absolutely delighted and humbled to win this award for the first time in the history of Roly’s Fudge!
Earlier this summer Roly’s Fudge won four ‘Gold’ Taste of the West 2017 awards (Vanilla Clotted Cream Fudge; Salted Maple & Pecan Fudge; Florentine Fudge; Peaches & Cream Fudge).
Then our Vanilla Clotted Cream Fudge and Salted Maple and Pecan Fudge were both nominated as two out of the three finalists in the Confectionery class.
The awards were presented at the official Taste of the West awards ceremony on Thursday 14 September, where food and drink producers from across the South West of England were gathered.
The Roly’s Fudge team went along to the official ceremony, taking along with us Shelley and Matt Pugh, who were the inventors of Salted Maple & Pecan Fudge three years ago and who are owners of Roly’s Fudge Salcombe, Dartmouth, Plymouth, Polperro and Looe as well as Roly’s Fudge Sauce.
It has been a real honour for our traditional West Country fudge to be recognised by the Taste of the West judges and for us to bring this award home for our 38 shops around the country, most of whom make the Salted Maple and Pecan Fudge in store. Thank you to the whole of Taste of the West for a great year of awards to celebrate Roly’s Fudge’s 30th anniversary – we look forward to bringing more flavours to the awards next year!
More about our Salted Maple and Pecan Fudge
- Salted Maple and Pecan Fudge was introduced in 2015 and has had the fastest rising popularity of any of our fudge flavours. Made with crunchy pecans mixed into 100% maple syrup and flaked Cornish sea salt, our Salted Maple and Pecan Fudge has risen from a limited edition fudge flavour to one of our top three best-selling fudge flavours in just the space of six months. This crumbly fudge flavour has won a 1* award with Great Taste in 2016 and again in 2017, and . Available online and in selected Roly’s Fudge Pantries.
Roly’s Fudge started entering awards with Taste of the West in 2009 and with Great Taste Awards in 2013, and has won awards every year since 2009. You can view our full list of awards at our Roly’s Fudge Awards page.