Last Updated on November 23, 2021
Today, we’re going to be answering the question: is fudge gluten-free? And looking at the top 5 gluten-free fudges that the gluten-free community has to offer. But is all fudge gluten-free? What are the ingredients in fudge? Let’s take a closer look at this creamy sweet treat.
What Is Fudge?
You’ll more than likely already know what fudge is – and if not, you’re seriously missing out! It’s a type of candy that’s smooth and creamy. It’s the perfect balance of soft but chewy and comes in a huge selection of flavors. Not only is it a household staple for many when grocery shopping, but it’s also super easy to make yourself! We’ll be looking at the top brands and recipes later in this post.
Fudge Ingredients List
There really aren’t many ingredients in fudge at all. In fact, it’s one of the easiest desserts you can make! The ingredients you’ll most often see in fudge are:
Is Fudge Gluten-Free?
As you can see from the ingredients, none of them contain any gluten. This should mean that all fudge is gluten-free. However, that is not always the case. While many fudges do not contain gluten, depending on how the fudge has been flavored – the end product may not be gluten-free.
It’s impossible to list all the fudges you may come across, so it’s always best to check the ingredients label before you make any purchases. Even if the flavoring seems as though it may be gluten-free.
Cross contact is always a risk. This is when manufacturing and storage methods may mean that non-gluten-containing products have come into contact with gluten; meaning the end product is not gluten-free. This is why it’s always best to opt for products that carry a “gluten-free” claim, if possible.
Gluten-Free Fudge – Our Top 5
If you’re looking to fill your fudge craving – look no further! Luckily for us, there’s a huge selection of gluten-free fudge available. Let’s take a look at some of my favorites.
Betsy’s Fancy Fudge
Betsy’s Fancy Fudge is a brand that makes solely gluten-free fudge! They’re based in Maine and offer free US shipping. Not only do they have a variety box for $24.95 – but they also have a wide selection of flavors. Some of their indulgent flavors include:
- Chocolate Walnut Fudge
- Penuchi Pecan Fudge
- Chocolate Fudge
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
- Raspberry Swirl Fudge
- Milk Chocolate Fudge
- Maple Walnut Fudge
- Peanut Butter Fudge
- Chocolate Mint Swirl Fudge
Chocolate Mint Fudge is my absolute favorite! Not only are all their products gluten-free, but they’re kosher too. Betsy’s Fudge also comes in beautiful packaging, which makes for the perfect gift to yourself.
Mo’s Fudge Factor
It’s important to note that Mo’s Fudge Factor is not an entirely gluten-free brand, so be sure to only buy their gluten-free fudge, which you can find here. Their handmade gourmet fudge is thick, creamy, and mouthwateringly good. They have an astounding 32 gluten-free flavors! Some of these flavors include:
- Cappuccino Fudge
- Chocolate Amaretto Fudge
- S’mores Fudge
- Mocha Fudge
- Key Lime Fudge
- Orange Cream Fudge
- Peanut Butter Fudge
- Pumpkin Caramel Fudge
- Rocky Road Fudge
- Vanilla Fudge
Their fudge is $16 per pound, which is $8 cheaper than Betsy’s Fancy Fudge! However, some of their flavors do display a “may contain” warning due to their manufacturing methods. However, they’re a well-loved brand in the gluten-free community.
The Pink Sugar Mouse
Again, The Pink Sugar Mouse is not solely gluten-free, so be sure to access their Free From section before making any purchases. They’re a UK-based company and it’s just under £3 for 100g of fudge. Their gluten-free claim is on a lot of flavors! Some of these flavors are:
- Caramel Fudge
- Strawberries and Cream Fudge
- Chocolate and Banana Fudge
- Lemon Meringue Fudge
- Rum & Raisin Fudge
- Eton Mess Fudge
- Bailey’s Fudge
- Licorice Fudge
- Rhubarb Fudge
- Salted Caramel Fudge
Don’t they have some incredible, unique flavors?!
Frankenmuth Fudge Kitchen
While almost all of Frankenmuth Fudge’s are gluten-free – be sure to avoid their Cookies and Cream Fudge. This is the only flavor of theirs that is not safe for gluten-free consumption. This brand also offers sugar-free and dairy-free alternatives, which means it’s suitable for a range of dietary lifestyles. They’ve been supplying gluten-free fudge for over 50 years – so they’re doing something right! Some of their flavors include:
- Peanut Butter Cup Fudge
- Salted Caramel Cashew Fudge
- Maple Nut Fudge
- Pistachio Fudge
- Dairy-Free Chocolate Fudge
- Sugar-Free Chocolate Fudge
Is anyone else really craving fudge now, or is that just me?
Make Your Own Fudge
Our last choice isn’t a company, but it is a favorite! It’s hard to beat homemade fudge, especially when you can choose your own flavors. Nom Gluten Free has a great Foolproof Fudge Recipe using only these ingredients:
- Sweetened Condensed Milk
- Milk Chocolate Chips
- Dark Chocolate Chips
- Vanilla Extract
You can find the full recipe, with an easy-to-follow guide, here. It takes just 15 minutes!
I hope this article has helped to answer the question: is fudge gluten-free? Fudge is definitely one of the sweet treats we do not have to do without when following a gluten-free lifestyle. And I hope this article has shown you some new fudge favorites to try.
Be sure to check any labels before you make any purchases, and always choose clearly labeled gluten-free options, if you can. These are the safest options to choose – and you can enjoy it with peace of mind!
What’s your favorite fudge flavor? Please feel free to let me know in the comments below. And if you think there’s a brand that didn’t make the list, that you think is worthy of a mention – any suggestions are welcome! You can never have too much fudge.
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Hi, my name’s Zoë. I’m 28 years old and live in London, UK. I work full time as a freelance writer and critic for West End theatre. Writing has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. I spend most of my free time at the theatre, or at conventions. I’m married to the love of my life, and live in a small apartment with my fur baby, Lillie. I run two of my own blogs: No Safer Place and Stage to Page: both of which have won awards. I also have a YouTube channel where I talk about all things stagey.