Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Yum Yum Tree Fudge - Yummy Yummy Yummy I Got Fudge in My Tummy

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A finger of Fudge may have satisfied kids in the Eighties, but I like my fudge to come in slabs or chunks. Yum Yum Tree is a little fudge company which specialises in the latter.

Yum Yum Tree was set up in 2008 by Lily Turner, when she began making home-made gourmet fudge as Christmas gifts for friends and family in the little village of Thurston, Suffolk (where a lot of our home-grown British sugar beet is produced).

Overwhelmed by their positive response, she started selling her fudge at local farmers' markets and the village post office.

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Now Yum Yum Tree's roster of clients has expanded to include customers as illustrious as Jimmy's Farm and Farm Shop.

I was lucky enough to receive a beautifully packaged, bumper Yum Yum Tree gift box of various fudgey flavours comprising Ginger, Chocolate, Vanilla, Cranberry & White Chocolate, Strawberry, Coconut and Mint Chocolate Chip.

The first thing that struck me was the intense creaminess of the fudge - it's definitely fresh and definitely home-made.

The ingredients are all natural and generous - the fudge is shot throughout with real flecks of vanilla seeds, slivers of crystallised stem ginger, juicy chunks of cranberry, moist coconut shreds and big chocolate chips.

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The Ginger fudge was zingy, creamy and sweet and definitely my favourite, which is surprising since I'm not a fan of sweet ginger generally (seriously, you show me ginger, I show you a stir-fry), though I do quite like gingerbread.

The others were pretty much as scrumptious. The only one I wasn't particularly keen on was the Mint Choc Chip, but that's because I gorged myself silly on the Wall's ice cream version of it when I was a child and haven't been near the stuff ever since.

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Yum Yum Tree's menu of fudge flavours include Vanilla, Coconut, Ginger, Chocolate, Chilli Chocolate, Lemon Bon Bon, Chocolate Orange, Passion Fruit, Rocky Road, Liquorice, White Chocolate, Rum & Raisin, Cranberry & White Chocolate, Cappuccino, Mochaccino, Strawberry, Mint Chocolate Chip and many more.

Better still, Yum Yum Tree is currently developing a Diabetic and Dairy-Free range for people who love fudge but can't enjoy it for one reason or another.

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I have to confess that I am perhaps a tiny bit biased, as Lily is actually a cousin of mine, but believe me when I say that Yum Yum Tree Fudge is wonderful.

Lily has always been known as our family Dessert Queen (she spoilt me rotten with cakes and sweets when I was a kid) and it's about time the wider world knew about her talents!

You can try Yum Yum Tree Fudge for yourselves by emailing Lily Turner at lllat@hotmail.com or ringing her on her mobile 07515 679100 - please do!

Breaking News: The Yum Yum Tree Fudge Co will be at Taste of London 2009 - come try for yourself!


2 comments:

  1. These all look so delicious. I want to try the Strawberry. The ginger fudge sounds interesting too. :)

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  2. Yep, the Strawberry is dead nice, but Ginger's the one for me!

    Love your website by the way!

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