Deep in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, amidst dry stone walls and rolling fields, we ladies of Cotswold Fudge Co and Cotswold Tuck Box create melt in the mouth confectionery using old fashioned recipes, ‘the way your mother used to make it’
We (Jen and Sarah) started making fudge a few years ago, selling it at local fairs and into local farm shops, delicatessens and garden centres. Before long, fudge fever took hold and soon the fudge was being sold into a broad array of independent retailers and tourist venues across the Cotswolds. Not content to stop at fudge, we then started making other traditional confectionery and Cotswold Tuck Box was launched.
To see us in action, why not take a peek at this short video of the Fudge Diva team, working away, doing what we do in Fudge land!
Traditional and Handmade
Our 100% scrumptious fudge and old fashioned confections are made entirely by hand by us; we do not use any additives or preservatives and source the freshest ingredients to create our crumbly style fudge.
To create our fudge we boil our ingredients to shockingly high temperatures, stirring all the while, before pouring into large bowls to cool. Once the fudge has begun to crystallise, we pour it into trays, add toppings and flavours, then we cut it into cubes by hand. Of course, being totally hand-cut means no two pieces are identical, but this just proves that is it truly authentic and made with love!!
Our confectionery is suitable for vegetarians and is gluten free*
As the business has grown, we have stayed true to our values – everything we and our team produce is made with Fairtrade ingredients and carries the Fairtrade Mark. That way you can be sure the small scale farmers who produce the sugar, and other vital ingredients in our sweets, are able to build a sustainable business. We are proud to use sugar and syrup from Tate and Lyle who source sugar from over 20,000 small scale farmers in 14 different groups in 4 countries; so by purchasing Cotswold Fudge Co you are making a positive contribution to communities in developing countries.
For more about Fairtrade visit www.fairtrade.org.uk
*(except Rocky Road)