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Rich Rainforest Dark Gourmet Fudge Bar

There are many definitions of 'fudge.' The first recorded use of it as a name for a confection made of sugar, butter, milk, chocolate, and sometimes nuts is from 1895. Some speculate that cooking it was an illicit practice on college campuses, and this violation of the rules called its production to be called 'fudging,' although this is likely apocryphal. Other meanings of 'fudge' include: nonsense or humbug; to cheat or exaggerate; to avoid coming to grips with. I am not exaggerating, nor am I propagating foolishness or malarkey when I state that Earth's Sweet Pleasures manufactures fine fudge. Flavors include Dark Espresso with Hazelnuts, Cranberry Pecan, and Cocoa Mint. 

I have tried the Gourmet Fudge Bar, so rich I managed to nibble at it over a six-hour period, filled with walnuts and very moist despite shipping. Boxes contain eight pieces, and I have to come to terms with the fact that there might not be any left for company by the time they visit later this week. Earth's Sweet says that they make their fudge with 'Love and Gratitude.' These items are listed last on their ingredients list, and I'm not certain that they've been tested by the FDA, but even in small quantities, they can't help but improve any foodstuff. Saying 'Grace' is one of the few religious rituals I will not question: you get to eat today. Many do not. Be grateful.

The pun is the lowest form, but through linguistic coincidence, I would like to endorse Rachel Fudge's overview of feminism. The article describes feminism as one of life's most basic urges—surpassing, perhaps, the desire for sweets. In a recent exchange with a male, he asked me to define feminism, and I sighed and said: “Women are human.” When this is no longer a point of contention, we will all have cause to celebrate. Perhaps I will do so by having some fudge.

Written by: Erika Mikkalo, June 13th 2009

Great review! I like the connection you make between feminism and fudge. very nice!

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