Fudge boxes

Christmas FAQs

Will my fudge stay fresh until Christmas? What is the expiry date?

At time of writing (end of October), the fudge is currently dated 1/2/2021. This means your fudge will be fresh well after Christmas.

We would recommend ordering as early as possible. Please refer to our dedicated Christmas page for more information.

When should I order my fudge for Christmas?

Please order early to avoid disappointment.

We would recommend you check our dedicated Christmas page for more information. We also have last Christmas delivery dates.

What are my gift wrap options?

Please check the flavour you’d like to buy on the shop page by clicking on the flavour. Each flavour has its own bespoke wrap and ribbon. If it’s 900g or 1.5kg it will come in a luxury black and gold box as shown on the page.

We are working under some challenging and busy conditions this year, so we unfortunately can’t change your gift wrap to another colour. If you add a Christmas message, we can send a Christmas message card, and you can also choose a ‘Happy Christmas’ sticker.

General Questions

When should I order my fudge [… for Christmas/Easter/Mother’s Day/etc.] for maximum freshness?

In order to ensure your fudge arrives on time, please give yourself plenty of time to order – see the Delivery page for more information.

As the fudge stays fresh for at least 2 months, you can order anytime in this time period, but we would normally recommend ordering up to 2-4 weeks before you need your fudge for maximum taste and quality.

Fudge Questions:

How should I store my newly purchased Roly’s fudge?

Roly’s Fudge is made freshly every day in small batches to ensure maximum taste . It does not need to be kept refrigerated (fudge doesn’t like to be cold!). If the fudge is kept at home in sealed containers it will last for at least 2 months (self control permitting!).

Is your fudge vegetarian / dairy-free / gluten-free?

All of our fudge flavours are vegetarian suitable. Our traditional fudge flavours all contain milk and butter. We now have a dairy-free vegan range of fudge flavours, fully accredited by the Vegan Society, which are available online and in selected Roly’s Fudge Pantries (see below for more information on our dairy-free fudge). Our basic fudge recipe is gluten free, but there are some flavours with added ingredients, like Baileys, Christmas Pudding, and Whisky and Ginger, that aren’t gluten free.

What is the texture of your fudge?

Our handmade artisan fudge is a crumbly fudge, as opposed to being waxy or soft like many other fudges.  Everything is handmade in a very traditional way, with layers being folded into the fudge as it cools on marble.  This gives for a unique crumbly texture, which is entirely intentional and which our customers come back to purchase time and time again.

Ordering and Website Questions:

Help – the website isn’t working!

If you experience any problems with our new website, we would be grateful if you could send us a full report of the problem on the form on the Contact Us page, including on which page there is a problem (including an URL) and what issues you are experiencing.

Where is my parcel?

Please refer to the Delivery page for more information. If your order is going to somewhere in the UK, we have a Track and Trace system where you can check where your fudge is using your delivery code on the Royal Mail website. If you haven’t received this code, please let us know and we will send it out to you.

What is the Assorted Fudge selection?

Our Roly’s Assorted Fudge Boxes are a popular choice as a gift or if you don’t know which of our delicious flavours to sample!

We offer 300g, 600g and 1.5kg containing the 5 traditional favourites in the same bag – Vanilla, Chocolate, Butterscotch, Rum ‘n’ Raisin, and Maple and Walnut.

The 1.5kg aslo contains our 5 traditional favourites, all wrapped individually.

Please note: The 1kg and 1.5kg sizes no longer contain a mixture of 10 flavours. This is because of infrequent reports that after a few weeks, the flavours can at times taint each other and not retain their own full flavours. To retain our best before date of at least 2 months, we have decided to keep the 300g and 600g wrapped as assorted selections as we always have, to phase out the 1kg box, and to change the 1.5kg box to a five flavour box that is individually wrapped.

Can I specify a delivery date?

Unfortunately not, as we cannot guarantee what date your parcel will be delivered (please see ‘Where is my parcel?’).

However, if you select the Special Delivery option at checkout, you can get your fudge guaranteed delivery for the day after next. See the Delivery page for more details on how this works.

Can I have boxes with different flavours than those listed?

Yes. Place an order for a box of any type. Then you can clearly list in the ‘How did you find out about Roly’s Fudge?’ box on checkout the flavours you’d like to replace your order with. If you’re ordering more than one box in an order, please be clear on which box you’d like to replace the flavours!

Can you ship internationally?

Roly’s Fudge can be shipped to anywhere in the world; we also now have reopened deliveries to US and Canada. Please see the Delivery page for more information.

Franchise Questions:

Do I need any retail experience to run a Roly’s Fudge franchise?

No retail experience is necessary – only enthusiasm! Please contact us on our Franchise portal for more information.

Wedding Favour Questions:

How much notice do I need to give before ordering my wedding favours?

The more notice you give, the better, in order to complete your order in plenty of time. A notice in advance will give us time to organise a date to make the batches of fudge necessary for your order. Specialised orders such as fudge hearts need at least six weeks notice, as these require more preparation.