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Published May 6th 2017
Sugar And Spice And All Things Nice
Entering the factory/store of Vickers Fudge takes one back to the sweet days of childhood. The unassuming building was once an IGA but now houses the confectionary manufacturing and retail shop of this100% Australian family business.
Company logo (from Facebook page)
Sample tastings are on hand as soon as you enter. The fudge is rich, smooth and creamy, not crystalline and sugary and most of the flavours are gluten-free. Currently, there are 53 different flavours and they are constantly exploring new taste combinations. Apart from the usual favourites of Triple Choc, Macadamia and Salted Caramel, there is fudge with bush food flavours like Lemon Myrtle and Lilli Pilli or those of popular cocktails, for example Pina Colada or Tia Maria. Each flavour has a distinctive surface pattern so they can be distinguished for packaging.
Some days you may be lucky enough to see them making confectionary at the back of the shop. There are also videos running that demonstrate various techniques such as those used for creating the personalised rock candies.
The shelves are full of the various fudge varieties, rock candies, chocolates and lollipops. They have a range of gift ideas and some items from other local providers. If you are after a bargain, there are bulk buying discounts and bags of seconds are available for greatly reduced prices.
Re-ordering is easy
The company also customises confectionary for different companies and ship free Australia wide. Re-ordering fudge is via a form posted, emailed (email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org) or faxed to 02 6586 4511 as they are developing their online store and the website is undergoing a revamp.
Take a drive out here when visiting the Hastings Region of Mid North Coast NSW or visit with Frankie's Travel.