National Nutty Fudge Day

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Buckle up sugar enthusiasts, as we embark on a legendary tale of delicious delight and wackiness, intertwined in the nutty and fudge-filled annals of Internet history. Yes, dear reader, it’s National Nutty Fudge Day, a day as tasty and filled with quirky fun as its name proposes!

When is Nutty Fudge Day?

It's national nutty fudge day on the 12th May.

A Sweet Dip in History

It was May 12, 2016, a day as whimsical as any other, when the Internet enlightened us with an unprecedented celebration in the name of nutty fudge. A surge in online mentions marked this day as the one with the most recognition for our sweet star, clocking an impressive 2852 mentions.

Why Nutty Fudge?

If one were to delve into the saccharine depths of this story, they may very well find themselves musing: What’s with the nutty fudge? It’s a combination as old as time — the unforgettably smooth texture of fudge, perfectly balanced by the delightful crunch of nuts, creating a fusion nothing short of gastronomic symphony.

Making the Day Extra Special

So, how can you make this most delicately dabbling day a little more special? Homemade fudge, of course! Cooking forms a major part in the celebration. Make some delightful fudge and share it with all — strangers or friends, go ridiculous in your generosity. This day isn't just about consuming the dessert but about spreading the cheer and enchantment induced by this sumptuous treat.

A Sprinkle of Fun

Now, we can’t talk about National Nutty Fudge Day without a mention of the creative, and sometimes absolutely nutty (pun intended) ways the internet chooses to celebrate this event. From nutty online contests to fudge-themed parties, activities and celebrations are as indulgent as the day itself.

History behind the term 'Nutty Fudge'


The Birth of Fudge

In 1879, the term 'fudge' emerged in American confectionery, describing a delightful, soft, sweet treat made by heating sugar, butter, and milk. The exact origin of the word 'fudge' is unclear but is believed to have derived from the old-fashioned word 'fadge,' meaning 'to fit together' or 'make a mess.' Fudge quickly gained popularity due to its rich and creamy texture.


The Introduction of Nutty Fudge

In 1922, a delicious twist was added to the classic fudge recipe with the introduction of nuts. Nutty fudge became popular for its combination of smooth sweetness and crunchy texture. The addition of chopped nuts, most commonly walnuts or pecans, elevated the flavor and made nutty fudge a beloved choice among candy enthusiasts across the United States.


Homemade Fudge Recipes in Cookbooks

During the 1930s, homemade fudge recipes started appearing in cookbooks, further solidifying its popularity. These recipes often included variations with the addition of nuts, leading to an increase in the production and consumption of nutty fudge. Families began making their own batches of nutty fudge during holidays, celebrations, and as special treats for their loved ones.


Commercial Production and Availability

With the advancement of commercial candy production techniques in the 1950s, nutty fudge started to be widely available in confectionery shops and stores. The increased accessibility and affordability of nutty fudge made it a popular choice for people looking to satisfy their sweet cravings. The combination of creamy fudge and crunchy nuts continued to entice consumers.

Present Day

Continued Delight and Versatility

Nutty fudge remains a beloved treat enjoyed by people of all ages. Its rich flavor and the combination of smooth fudge and crunchy nuts continue to be a winning combination. Today, various nutty fudge flavors and variations can be found, including combinations with almonds, cashews, and hazelnuts, offering a wide range of choices to cater to different taste preferences.

Did you know?

Did you know that American fudge was first created by a mistake? In the 19th century, a confectioner supposedly 'fudged' a batch of caramel, thus giving birth to this delicious treat that we all somewhat accidentally but gratefully enjoy today.


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12th May 2015

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