The Fudge House of Edinburgh

The Fudge House of Edinburgh is a fudge shop located in the Canongate on the Royal Mile.

Why The Fudge House of Edinburgh?

A family business since 1949, The Fudge House of Edinburgh have been creating their fudge based on a recipe that was handed down through the generations. Here, it is about one thing, and one thing only: Fudge. When something is done well, that is all one shop needs. There are traditional and modern flavours as Butterscotch, Vanilla, Chocolate Orange, Lemon Meringue Pie, Chocolate Peppermint, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Marzipan & Amaretto, Maple Walnut, and the white variety Highland Cream. The sweet, soft handmade treat made out of fresh cream, butter, sugar and various flavours is loved by young and old.

From the beautiful counter there are just under 30 different flavours available by the slice, which are hand cut, each weighing between 50-70g. These can be purchased individually by weight, or 5 slices for £11, or, for a bigger appetite, 10 pieces for £17. If one can hold back for this long, these keep for up to 3 weeks when kept in a cold and dry place.

The fudge makes an excellent handmade souvenir from Scotland, in particular the Scottish classic Butter Tablet, which is our top tip. Other favourites are the insanely fruity Strawberries & Cream, and Rum & Raisin. It may be possible to try a few flavours before buying a stick as there are often samples on the counter. Some flavours contain pieces of nuts, and one dairy free option (Chocolate Coconut) is available.

The classic-looking shop has an exclusive feel to it, but everyone is welcome. Prices are reasonable for the handmade quality, and slices become cheaper if bought in boxes. Whether a treat for oneself or a gift, the taste is great and appreciated by many.

Opening hours are from 10am, and the shop is closed on Sundays. The Fudge House of Edinburgh is ideally located when exploring the Royal Mile and coming up from Holyrood Palace or the Scottish Parliament.

Where is The Fudge House of Edinburgh?

197 Canongate

Fudge House in the Canongate.

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