Monday, March 7, 2011
Dallas Farmers Market to get a fudge shop
Fudgemakers slated to open in the gourmet Shed #2 in mid-March.
DALLAS A new fudge place called Fudgemakers is scheduled to open at the Dallas Farmers Market, joining the collection of gourmet-food shops at Shed #2 that includes Pecan Lodge Catering and Natsumi Kitchen.
Fudgemakers will open in the next week or two at Booth #57, offering about 30 flavors daily, says Bill Glover, who owns the shop with his wife Ruth Ann.
Glover has been selling his fudge for a number of years at various festivals and fairs, but this is his first venture into a permanent facility.
"I moved here from Colorado, where I always sold fudge at different festivals and fairs, in the old days there were hundreds of festivals every year," Glover says. "When I came down here, we had such a positive response to our fudge that we started thinking, this is getting bigger than we are. We need to have a place that we can call a central location, and that's why we decided to open the fudge shop."
Glover learned to make fudge from his mother, who he says made the very best peanut butter fudge in the world.
"An absolutely great peanut butter fudge is smooth and creamy, it's not chunky, and it has a huge amount of buttery creamy flavor," he says.
They have a repertoire of 400 flavors, which they'll rotate depending on response. And they'll serve not just fudge, but a number of fudge novelties.
"If it has to do with fudge, we try and do it," Glover says. "We do fudge-dipped apples and make characters out of them, little cows, which is good for the farmers market. We have jalapenos dipped in fudge. We figured out a technique for dipping jalapenos in fudge, it's very delicious. We want to have different flavors, something you don't see every day."
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