This video showing how fudge is made is mesmerizing
Posted July 21
It’s one of the most delicious treats to eat on vacation: fudge. And whether you’re on Mackinac Island or at Niagara Falls, you probably can’t resist watching the fudge makers creating the next batch of melt-in-your-mouth candy.
Lucky for us, one confectionery has treated people everywhere to a cool behind-the-scenes look at the process.
Watch this mesmerizing compilation put together by NTD.TV:
How fudge was made at Fantasy Fudge Factory in Niagara Falls
Credit: Original Video Provided by Clifton Hill – The World Famous Street of Fun in Niagara Falls, Canada. Visit website: https://www.CliftonHill.com
Posted by NTD News on Tuesday, July 11, 2017
The experts at Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls showed published a more in-depth tutorial video on their YouTube channel. A fudge maker explains, step by step, how to make their classic 20-pound batch of peanut butter chocolate flavor.
It goes like this:
1. Butter The Table
This helps prep the marble surface for the fudge by making it less sticky.
2. Spread Peanut Butter On The Table
Next, the plain butter gets covered with a delicious layer of peanut butter.
3. Fill Up The Pot And Heat It Up
After the peanut butter, water and glucose got into a copper pot, and then chocolate. Once that mixture heats up, sugar goes into the vat.
Then a big hunk of butter is next, followed by evaporated milk.
4. Get The Sugar Off The Sides
If the sugar left on the sides from stirring isn’t wiped off from the sides of the pot, then it burns. This would ruin the candy.
5. Dump it on the Table
Next, the fudge-maker starts the most visually stunning part of the process once the boiling mixture “reaches 235 degrees Fahrenheit.”
6. Cream the Fudge
The Clifton Hills expert said it could take just minutes until it’s time to start prepping the fudge so it’ll have the right texture. The process of moving the fudge around and exposing it to the air is called creaming the fudge.
7. Scrape the Fudge Into a Box
Finally, he puts the mixture into a box so it’ll harden and form the beautiful wedge shape. After it sets, the chocolate treat is ready to be cut and served.
The process draws lots of tourists. For example, every day large crowds gather in the six candy shops on Michigan’s Mackinac Island.
Over at Ryba’s Fudge Shop, Ed Turbin probably barely notices the tourists surrounding his marble table. Everyone watches how the sweet candy gets made. Of course, they probably get a sample or two, as well. Who wouldn’t, right?
Turbin told Michigan Radio he always gets the same three questions from customers:
Do you ever get it on the floor?
“Never,” he said.
Are your arms tired?
“All the time,” Turbin answered.
How long have you been doing this?
Turbin has been working at Ryba’s for 37 years. That’s a lot of candy making!
Turbin told Michigan News the crowds don’t bother him. In reality, he prefers having an audience.
"In fact, when no one's around for me to interact with, it's kind of a dull job for me just to make fudge,” Turbin said. “I know how to make fudge. But if I can do it for people, and they come and they talk and they want a taste. They all ask the same questions, but they don't know the last person asked the same questions, so it's all new to them, so I treat every one of them like it's the first time."