The Art of Candy Making – A Douglass Tradition

Since 1919, Douglass Fudge & Candies has been a Wildwood tradition. In 2016, a new tradition was made as Douglass Fudge & Candies opened up a second storefront on 96th Street in Stone Harbor. Both locations are ready to serve you only the best fudge, saltwater taffy and candies!

At Douglass Fudge & Candies, family owned and operated since 1919, everything is made on the premises daily by the hands of Douglass family members themselves, so preservatives are never needed. Only the freshest and finest ingredients are used to create Douglass Fudge & Candies’ specialties, including fresh cream fudge, real saltwater taffy, pecan rolls, cream mints, cream caramels, molasses paddles and homemade chocolates.

So, what goes into the art of candy making? Let’s start with the sweet treat that made Douglass Fudge & Candies famous – fudge! Douglass fudge is the creamiest you’ll ever experience, and according to the Douglass brothers, fresh cream and butter are what make their fudge the best. The original fudge recipe created by the Douglass family is still used today. It starts with light cream, homogenized milk, creamed sugar (fondant) and pure butter. But before the actual production begins, each ingredient is taste tested and inspected to ensure it is only the freshest and finest. Additionally, corn syrup is never used to thicken Douglass fudge.

When it comes time to choose your one pound assortment of fudge, choose from chocolate, vanilla, chocolate walnut, peanut butter, chocolate peanut butter, coconut cream, chocolate coconut, maple, maple nut, cherry vanilla, chocolate marshmallow, cookies and cream, vanilla caramel, chocolate caramel, vanilla pecan, orange creamsicle, pistachio and new this season, mint bark. The fudge combinations are endless!

Next let’s look at the science behind the making of saltwater taffy. Unfortunately, most taffy is made with corn syrup and inexpensive imitation flavors, but Douglass taffy is made with higher sugar content, some corn syrup and the most expensive natural flavors. It’s pulled on an industrial taffy puller machine while coloring and flavor are simultaneously added. From the puller, it is shaped and fed through a packaging machine in which it is individually wrapped. This family recipe dates back to 1919 and continues to improve, making Douglass taffy incomparable. You haven’t tasted real saltwater taffy until you’ve tasted Douglass taffy!

Don’t leave town without a box of Douglass saltwater taffy, a Jersey Shore tradition. Choose from vanilla, chocolate, cherry, watermelon, strawberry, lemon, lime, orange, banana, root beer, peppermint, anise and molasses. If you choose to purchase a taffy assortment, you’ll get old-fashioned caramel filled taffy and Douglass’ “signature” butter toffee alongside your long and petite taffy.

Can’t decide between Douglass fudge or taffy? Lucky for you, Douglass Fudge & Candies offers a Fudge & Taffy Combination which includes one pound of fresh cream fudge and one pound of award-winning long saltwater taffy. This popular “Down the Shore” treat is truly the best of both worlds!

We can’t forget about Douglass Fudge & Candies’ must-try homemade candies like butter toffee, malts and nougats, caramels and caramel corn, cream mints, chocolate covered pretzels and nuts, nonpareils, molasses paddles and dainties, and much, much more! Whatever you choose, it’ll be sure to melt in your mouth!

During the art of candy making, a tremendous amount of expertise is required to master complicated machinery, precise cooking times and proper blending and testing techniques. The Douglass family’s commitment to quality is evident after just one sample of these fine candies.

This summer, stop by either of Douglass Fudge & Candies’ locations and get more than just a sample. Take advantage of this sweet deal – buy two pounds of fudge or taffy, get one pound free!

3300 Boardwalk, Wildwood
(609) 522-3875

9600 3rd Ave., Stone Harbor
(609) 830-3077

douglasscandies.com

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