On the 25th May, Roly’s Fudge Tintagel will be opening to the public. Located in the rugged North Cornwall coast, this pantry will be the fourth for Joel and Mary, who already own Roly’s Fudge Padstow, Newquay and Fowey.
Joel is the son of our founder, so has had a fudge-fuelled upbringing. Talking to us about his involvement in the business from an early age, he says “I never thought I would own my own Roly’s Fudge Pantry. In my youth I was never interested in the business (except from eating the fudge…) and it was only in my mid 20s, upon returning from living on the other side of the world, that Mary and I made the decision to get into the fast-paced fudge industry”.
Tintagel appealed to Joel and Mary because of their love of the North Cornwall coastline. They have spent a great deal of time in the area and knew of the many monuments that make Tintagel so mysterious and interesting, such as Tintagel Castle and the Great Halls. The castle is having renovations which will hopefully bring a greater influx of visitors, so it seemed like the perfect time to open a new pantry.
Unlike most of our pantries which are in very old, traditional premises, Roly’s Fudge Tintagel is a brand new building and it is located directly opposite to the castle entrance, so even more people can enjoy our delicious, crumbly fudge when passing by.
The road outside the shop has been used for centuries as the only road into the castle, dating back to King Arthur, Merlin and the Knights of the Round Table. We are excited to be placed on a street that is rich with mystery and we hope our store will add even more intrigue to the area.
Joel and Mary add: “we will bring a bit of fun, a fantastic smell and an interesting shop for the town, which tourists who travel from all over the world to see the monuments will find intriguing and enjoy”.
“Our (mostly positive!) experiences with our other shops have taught us many lessons, and we come to this shop with 5 years of experience, ready to face any challenges that may present themselves.”
Like many of our pantries, Roly’s Fudge Tintagel will be collaborating with other local businesses in the town and will also sell a range of great Callestick Farm ice cream to go alongside our fudge.
If you’re dairy-free then we also cater for you as well! There will be at least two flavours of dairy-free fudge which you can enjoy and it really does taste amazing, even if we say so ourselves.
Our Roly’s Five Favourites will also be stocked, alongside other award-winning flavours such as Salted Maple and Pecan, Honeycomb and Ginger. To keep the mystery, we will also be selling a Limited Edition Fudge Flavour which will change weekly.
Joel and Mary’s recommendations?
Joel: “My favourite fudge flavour is Salted Maple and Pecan, although that changes to Christmas Pudding at that time of year.”
Mary: “My favourite fudge is Black Forest Gateau, but it is only made as a limited edition.”
Roly’s Fudge Tintagel opens on the 25th May and will be open 7 days a week. Opening times will be from 10:30am to 5:30pm. Please like our Roly’s Fudge Facebook page to keep up to date with new openings, and view the Tintagel store page on our website for the address and contact details.