In the Autumn of 2006 Yara's Fudge was born. Yara Hartkoorn was trying yet again to make a successful batch of fudge. She had tried for the past 5 years but it either turned into toffee, did not set or became gritty. As a child she would make delicious crumbly fudge with her mother but the technique appeared elusive.
That was until the day that she left her 9 year old daughter, Melisa, with strict instructions on how to finish the batch while she rushed off to collect her second daughter, Dee, from Brownies. They returned to find the most perfect batch of fudge. "How did you do that?" she asked Melisa, "I did what you told me to" she said.
Yara says "Clearly some cooks will cut corners, but you can't do that with crumbly fudge. It really is an exact science. And I learnt that from my daughter!"
We are a family business, making tablet fudge since 2006 and widely considered as one of the finest in the country.
Our first ever event was at Westonbirt School, Gloucestershire, where we sold out by lunchtime. There was obviously a market for my kind of artisan fudge in the Cotswolds and I went on to sell regularly at Farmers' Markets in Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire.
Since 2014 Yara and Dani have both been making and selling fudge at Farmers' Markets, Country Shows, Food Festivals, Horse Trials and Charity Fairs. A few special people stock Yara's Fudge in their shops, like THE CANDY MAN, Cirencester and THE FOREST DELI, Coleford.
And now, in 2020, we are very excited to be selling through our Online Shop, at www.YarasFudge.co.uk.