1A/13 Newington Avenue, Rosebud West, VIC
03 5986 8881
The much-debated folklore of fudge has a history dating back to the United States more than 120 years ago. It was the romantic Valentine's Day holiday of February 14th 1886, when a batch of caramels made undoubtedly to impress a loved one, was fudged. The result of that fateful holiday was a product the world has fallen in love with, fudge. Artisan producers, Peninsula Fudge, have continued this love story by pouring their passion for the product into the unique array of flavours at their shop front in Rosebud West. With fudge so appealing that it literally looks 'too good to eat'.
Sue and Tony Wood started the family business only five years ago. Sue has a background in commercial cookery, which has allowed her to invent new flavours to tantalise the taste buds the moment you step through their Rosebud door. Producing classic fudge flavours you can’t go past such as their Chocolate, Caramel and Vanilla Bean as well as something for the adventurous type with Red Velvet, Crème Brûlée, Turkish Delight and Chilli Chocolate.
As you enter the charming store, adorned with quality products in a myriad of flavours and packaging options, you will be swept away by the delicious aromas to tempt your taste buds and start your mouth watering. Peninsula Fudge’s philosophy is simply to make high quality hand made products, using only quality ingredients and flavourings to satisfy their valued customers. True to their ethos, Peninsula Fudge makes use of its South-East Victorian location by sourcing local ingredients wherever possible. The end result is a product comprising the best of what is local and seasonal, including fruit juices, strawberries, blueberries and honey.
The first reference to fudge was in a letter written by student Emelyn Battersby Hartridge in the late 1800s. The letter read of a schoolmate’s cousin that had made fudge in Baltimore, which she had sold for 40 cents per pound. Entrepreneurial Emelyn got the recipe for herself and made 30 pounds of the fudge recipe for her senior auction. The popularity of the product spread quickly throughout the colleges, and the popularity of Peninsula Fudge is building its own reputation Australia wide.
Having grown exponentially since its humble beginnings, the sweet-tooths of not only the Mornington Peninsula, but the eastern coast of Australia, have jumped on board boasting stockists locally as well as those located in New South Wales and Queensland. Apart from their own fudge factory shop, Peninsula Fudge are also providing a friendly face in the community, attending regular craft and farmers markets from Boneo to Bentleigh.
It’s also not just solely about the fudge. Tony and Sue offer Roasted Cinnamon-Glazed Nuts, as well as their decadent Chocolate Fudge Sauce and Soft Nougats. Catering to all consumers, Peninsula Fudge has beautifully packaged their product, making it the perfect bonbonniere or gift for when you want to delight someone or perhaps when you, too, have fudged up. Available through their factory outlet shop, open Tuesday – Friday 9:30 – 3:30pm or through their online store, it has never been easier to sink your teeth into the flavour explosion that is Peninsula Fudge.