Monday, August 17, 2009

I Love Fudge (Giveaway!)

One of my favorite things about visiting beach towns is that they always, always have fudge shops.

So, when my little family took a day trip this past weekend to explore Saugatuck - a little beach town on Lake Michigan - I immediately went on the hunt for a fudge shop.

We spotted several as we strolled through the streets of Saugatuck. But, we settled on Kilwin's - a quaint little shop that was nestled among all the other adorable, funky shops on the main streets of Saugatuck. It was packed full of people so we figured it must be good.

There was ice cream. Lots of ice cream and candy and caramel apples and chocolate.

And, there was, of course, fudge. Beautiful colors and flavors of fudge that we could taste to our hearts content.

I had to take pictures. I love pictures of food. It's a sickness, really.



Key Lime Pie fudge. It was a most lovely shade of green.



One of my all-time favorite flavors of ice cream. In fudgy form.



I tasted this one. Heavenly.



Pink. Shelby would love this one.



The creamy, dreamy shade of German Chocolate cake. Not too dark. Perfect.



A few dollops of caramel right down the center. Oh, mercy.



But, this was the one we finally decided on after the man behind us let out a sigh heard round the world.

Chocolate Caramel Cashew. It just had a bit of everything. I took it to bed with me last night. I didn't want my kids to find it this morning if they stumbled out of bed and began their typical, secret, early morning pantry raid.



I love fudge.

It's such a happy treat.

And, since it's Monday and it's kind of dreary here and since I simply can't tell you about something new and delicious and wonderful that I found without sharing it with you, I'll send one of you a 1/2 pound box of Kilwin's fudge. All you have to do is answer this question:

What is your favorite flavor of fudge?

That's it. Leave a comment with your favorite, and I'll let the random thingy pick a winner on - oh, let's say Thursday sometime.

Happy Monday!

46 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness - I didn't even know there were that many flavors of fudge! I don't usually stray too far from just plain chocolate, but I'm with you... that Chocolate Caramel Cashew looks and sounds AMAZING.

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  2. Peanut butter fudge is my favorite! YUMMY!!

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  3. Well, you are making me hungry again! If it's not your home baked goodness, you find something else!
    I'm boring as far as fudge goes. My favorite is good old chocolate!

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  4. Oh how I love fudge too!!

    I have too many favorites to name (white, chocolate, peanut butter, with nuts, without nuts, and on and on and on it goes!), but I would so want to try that Key Lime .. . looks divine!!!

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  5. Chocolate mint is my favorite....or just a really good milk chocolate that melts in your mouth like buttah.

    hmm....let me go raid my pantry.

    You should go see the movie Julie and Julia. It's all about food. You'll love it.

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  6. After seeing these pics I definitely want to try some Cherry Cordial Fudge!!

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  7. Peanut butter, preferably in combination with chocolate.

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  8. Wow those are beautiful! I love chocolate hazelnut. (as for pictures of food my dear husband has started to take pictures of his particularly more yummy lunches to share with me. At first I was disappointed. I mean no pan fried Japanese noodles with tariyaki grilled steak for me? But he was doing it out of love for his foodie wife and so I have come to love it too.

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  9. OOPS - forgot to sign my anonymous comment.

    MB

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  10. Chocolate Caramel Cashew would have to be my favorite!
    This is Jodi Bast by the way...

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  11. my fave is chocolate!!! OF COURSE!!! :-) LOVE YA!

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  12. Any fudge is good for my tummy! I have to admit my all time favorite is peanut butter/ choc. fudge! Would love to try Key Lime one day! Yummy! Thanks Sarah, Sherry...Maryland

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  13. Oh fudge- my dear friend!!!
    I love just the nice chocolate variety. It always makes any day better!

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  14. Mint chocolate :) I loved my visit to Mackinaw this year too for the VERY same reason!

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  15. It's the one place we had hoped to get during this short visit with the kids and didn't make it...unless we try for this afternoon, but the weather has been so so..It's not like we haven't already eaten our brains out the last several days, but since today is Lindsey's birthday and all.

    I love any fudge with nuts :)

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  16. michelle (Rudy) HarveyAugust 17, 2009 at 3:59 PM

    peanut butter fudge.
    :)

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  17. Anything with peanut butter and chocolate. Although that carmel cashew chocolate is looking mighty good. I was in said Kilwans last Wed. enjoying a heavenly sugar cone with praline pecan ice cream in it. I was also seriously eyeing the caramel apples but restrained myself. LOVE that place!!

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  18. Chocolate! I have never tasted better fudge then from Douglas' fudge in Wildwood NJ!

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  19. Oh, they all look so good! I would love to try the key lime or rocky road. I need a new favorite-I've really only had chocolate fudge!

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  20. Man, these pictures are so divine! My favorite has to be the chocolate caramel cashew!

    Keri Roth

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  21. chcolate peanut butter... mmmm

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  22. Oh I used to LOVE going to Kilwins -- it's been a while with the whole food allergy thing. Sigh. In any case, my most favorite flavor of fudge used to be chocolate peanut butter before I had to give up peanut butter. Now I've switched to plain ol' chocolate. It's heavenly!

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  23. Chocolate is my fav - but that chocolate caramel cashew looks like it would be perfect!!

    I don't usually buy fudge on vacation, because I feel guilty after finishing it all myself!!!

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  24. How sweet are you?! I typically prefer a choc/peanut butter combo fudge... mmm.mmm

    Enjoy your Monday!

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  25. I would have to say my favorite fudge is any kind I can put into my mouth. MMMM, deeelicious!!

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  26. I'm really not too picky but I love chocolate with peanut butter!

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  27. Dark chocolate and coconut creme fudge. 'Round here, they call it Mounds, like the candy bar.

    I'm also a sucker for the chocolate mint. Mmmmmmm....

    We get our fudge at Bass Pro Shops. Do they have those near you?

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  28. Peanut Butter is definitely my favorite...although I really haven't found a fudge I didn't love. Fudge shops have fond memories for me as we like your family had to hit up the local fudge shop every time we went to the beach. Just the thought makes me miss my Mama!

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  29. I love milk chocolate with walnuts! Yum, what a fabulous giveaway!

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  30. I'm going to have to go to the grocery store to get junk food after seeing this! I would bake something, but our oven broke while I was in Mexico.

    Something with chocolate and nuts is always delicious!

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  31. man, that place sure had a lot of different flavors. and they all look sooooo yummy.

    i love the little tourist shops that sell a variety of homemade fudge. i always sample a bit of this and that before i buy a small chunk.

    i once tasted a milky way fudge and fell in love with it. i've never found it since. but that would have to be my favorite. although, i don't think i've ever tried key lime. i'm sure i'd like that one a lot, too =)

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  32. mmm...I love Kilwins! They have one down near my parents in FL. You should try the chocolate covered twinkie or the chocolate covered nutter butter cookie. Its like your childhood dunked in chocolate!

    Peanut Butter Fudge is definitely my favorite. As a kid that is one of the very few flavors I could have because I was dealing with my chocolate allergy.

    - Erin K. :)

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  33. I'm a sucker for chocolate and marshmallow..but other favorites are a chocolate and coffee flavor...and anything with bits of cookie in it- cookies and cream was super yummy!

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  34. If I HAD to pick one flavor of fudge that I love the most, I guess I would say that Peanut Butter Fudge would be my favorite. However, there are 100 that come in close second. =0)

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  35. Ooh fudge.... Yum!

    My favorite's always been plain chocolate, but last year in Saugatuck I tried the German Chocolate and immediately fell in love. :)

    Did you know there's a Kilwin's at Rivertown Crossings now? Very dangerous... ;)

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  36. Oh, well I love fudge. Honestly, I don't know what girl doesn't. I'd have to say my favorite is a maple caramel marble w/ nuts. Mmmm. You just can't go wrong. Thanks.

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  37. i haven't met a fudge i didn't like :) i've never seen so many yummy looking types before - the chocolate caramel cashew one looks heavenly!

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  38. This may sound rather boring when stacked against all those other flavors but I don't think you can beat just plain ole chocolate.
    I do like a good piece of mint chocolate because lets face it-mint and chocolate are the perfect marriage of flavors- but at the end of the day just normal, everyday, run of the mill chocolate (if you can ever call chocolate any of those words) puts the biggest smile on my face.

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  39. I always have plain chocolate. I didn't know there were so many delightful flavors!! mmm i am hungry now!1

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  40. What kind of fudge don't I like? I like good ole' fashioned plain (I used your recipe over Christmas...thanks!) and PB and chocolate...oh, and maple!

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  41. Maple Nut has always been a favorite of mine. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  42. Peanut butter fudge, baby! Always a winning combo :P Of course, I'd get down on my knees and BEG shamelessly for that chocolate caramel cashew fudge [*drooling*].

    p.s. Love your recipes. Yum :)

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  43. My favorite is Chocolate with walnuts- YUM!!!! But, the Key Lime is an interesting flavor- would have to sample to see if it was worth a whole block :)
    Liz
    whassay@columbus.rr.com

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  44. Am I too late? Oh I hope I am not. I LOVE fudge!!!! Chocolate Caramel Cashew would have to be at the top of my list but anything with nuts and caramel gets a thumbs up from me.
    Smiles!

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