Support your local food producers this Christmas, that’s been my message in the run up to Christmas. Whether you’re looking for food for meals and entertaining over the festive period or like me are giving food gifts, there’s a wealth of great local produce that will make great Christmas presents.
I’ve been listing some of my favourite local producers on ‘A Wee Pinch of Sugar’ and my recommendation today, is for a special melt in the mouth sweet treat that makes an ideal gift and a special after dinner treat.
From her base on the outskirts of Glasgow, Joyce Brady runs The Wee Fudge Company where she produces an indulgent range of delicious fudge for some of the country’s top deli’s, foodhalls and some of Glasgow’s top tourist attractions. Affectionately know as ‘Fairy Fudge Mother’ you’ll also find Joyce manning her stall at the monthly farmers market in Clarkston.
Unlike the massed produced fudge found on sweet counters, every batch of Wee Fudge is handmade from a favourite and traditional Scottish recipe, using only the freshest of ingredients. By only making small batches of each flavour to order, means Joyce can ensure the quality of the fudge and not surprisingly, this week the pots have bubbling as she keeps up with the Christmas demands of Christmas shoppers.
The very popular Christmas flavour in the range is Cinnamon dusted cranberry and white chocolate and comes packaged with beautiful red ribbons and jingle bells. Another festive favourite is the Baileys Irish cream and white chocolate, boxed and tied with rich blue ribbon.
Other indulgent and delicious flavours in The Wee Fudge range include:
White chocolate with Sicilian lemon extract
Raspberry and white choclate,
Strawberry & white chocolate
Hebridean sea salt and caramel.
The Wee Fudge Company fudge is a real decadent grown up treat and both the bags and the boxes make ideal special gifts. Joyce is taking orders that can be picked up on the 22nd December at Clarkston Farmers market or the full range is also available from stockists throughout the country.
George Mewes, Glasgow.
Wholefoods market, Glasgow.
Billingtons of lenzie.
Cross Stobbs Wine, Barrhead.
The Wee Handmade Gallery, Glasgow.
Further information on The Wee Fudge Company – www.weefudge.co.uk or to place an order contact Joyce at firstname.lastname@example.org