Fudge is one of the most popular candies throughout the world. You’ll also find fudge along with the typical glut of sweets, biscuits, chocolate other candies at any given shop. Despite this popularity, many people don’t know how fudge in Bucks County became a staple confection. Continue Reading Bucks County: The Tale of Fudge and its Sweet Creation
Last year, Stutz celebrated a milestone not every business gets to enjoy: 80 years in business.
It’s a fascinating history. We started off making chocolate in a garage in Jenkintown, and now operate three stores: two in the Philadelphia area and one at the Jersey Shore.
We’re proud to be a part of local food history, and no discussion of that history is complete without mentioning two things: fudge, saltwater taffy, and their connection to the shore.
There are certain foods that are forever linked to certain places: Cheesesteaks and Philadelphia. Maple syrup and Vermont. Deep dish pizza and Chicago.
And at towns along the New Jersey shore, it’s two types of candy: salt water taffy and fudge. You may have your favorite boardwalk treat, but its these two that stand out among the list of Jersey shore icons.
In this blog post, we’ll look at the history of salt water taffy and fudge in New Jersey.
You can look at it and marvel at its construction. You can take a bite and revel in its flavor.
But if fudge is a work of art, making chocolate fudge is something of a science. Let’s take a look at how that science works.
So what is fudge, anyway?
Fudge is a crystalline candy. The key to a great piece of fudge is managing the crystallization of the sugar solution you’re using. The tiny microcrystals of sugar are what gives fudge it’s smooth texture. When you get those crystals to come together at just the right time, you’ve mastered the perfect batch of fudge.
As the Philadelphia Inquirer reported last week, we’ve opened our new store on Long Beach Island. We sold our previous location on LBI after Superstorm Sandy back in 2012.
But we’ve always wanted to get back to the Jersey Shore, and we’re proud to say we’ve realized that dream. You’ll find our new store at Long Beach Boulevard and 25th Street in Ship Bottom. It’s not the summer at the shore without our fudge or salt water taffy.
We’re open Monday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Stop in and see us when you’re on LBI, or visit our stores in Hatboro or Warrington.
Long Branch, Bradley Beach, Belmar, Spring Lake, Atlantic City, Ocean City, Cape May. For many of us, summer MEANS the Atlantic shore and the many sweet treats available on the Boardwalk: salt water taffy, fudge, peanut brittle, roasted nuts, and more.
Fortunately for those of us who can’t travel to these storied Jersey Shore destinations, you can still enjoy an assortment of summer and boardwalk candy. Summer would not be summer without Stutz candy!
In Addition to Elegantly Displaying the Decadent Chocolates and Treats That Local Shoppers Have Loved Since 1940, our website will now allow visitors around The United States to be able to purchase Stutz Candies online.
Stutz Candy Company is a legendary confectioner known for the creation of an array of store-made chocolates, fudge, nut confections and nonpareils since 1940, Stutz boasts a worldwide clientele and is an irreplaceable tradition for their Christmas, Easter, Valentines creations, as well as their ”everyday” smooth, rich, delicious chocolate. The store itself is a piece of Americana with pitch perfect vintage signage and an overwhelming display counter.
With locations in PA and NJ, our retail candy shops specialize in store-made chocolate, fudge, saltwater taffy, nuts, chews, and seasonal holiday treats. We offer delivery and shipping throughout the U.S. and sell a wide assortment of cards, scented candles and other gift items.
Now, for the first time in our over 70-year history, we will have a beautiful website featuring a wide array of delicacies and gifts. Convenient and easy to navigate, our new website allows customers to shop for and order Stutz’ yummy treats, as well as gifts and corporate giving items, 24/7, and have them shipped to their home or place of business.
The timing of the launch of our new website could not be more advantageous to customers in need of gifts for the holiday season. Stutz Candies are a holiday tradition, and are available preassembled beautifully into Gift Towers through the new website. Gifts suitable for corporate giving are also available