Category Archives: Fudge

Origins of Iconic Boardwalk Treats: Saltwater Taffy & Fudge

New Jersey Fudge

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.

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The Art and Science of Fudge Making

marshmallow chocolate fudge in PAA good piece of fudge is a work of art.

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.

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Stutz Fudge Comes Back to Long Beach Island

Stutz fudgeIn case you don’t read the papers, we’ll share the news here: Stutz fudge is back at The Shore!

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.

Stock up on Summer Sweets at Stutz Candy

Fudge - Bucks County Candy ShopLong 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!

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Unveiling of our First Website

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 Chocolate Covered Pretzels from Stutz Candystore-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