Fudge is a type of sugar candy that is made by mixing sugar, butter and milk, heating it to the soft ball stage at 240 ‘F (116 ‘C), and then beating the mixture while it cools so that it acquires a smooth, creamy consistency. In texture, this crystalline candy falls in between fondants and hard caramels.
It is an American invention. Most believe the first batch was a result of an accidental batch of caramels, hence the name “fudge”. The first known sale of fudge was in 1886 in a local Baltimore grocery store in the USA.