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National Penuche Fudge Day (July 22nd)



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Even those who are on a strict weight watch and working hard towards that beach body need to have a cheat day! So it’s important to make sure that cheat day falls on National Penuche Fudge Day. This deliciously sweet light-brown concoction will certainly make it worth your while!

History of National Penuche Fudge Day

Penuche is a flavor that is native to New England, or perhaps with roots that can even be traced back to Portugal. But wherever it comes from, its caramel-like goodness has earned the treat nationwide respect – so much so that it got its own day in the calendar!

But before going on further about the day, for those who have yet not been exposed to this delightful confection, it might be important to answer one nagging question: how does one pronounce “penuche”? Try it like this: “puh-noo-chee”.

Some folks say that the name originates from a Mexican Spanish word for sugar, while others argue the fudge is named after a 1920s Boston Bruins player, Mark Penuche.

Penuche stands apart from its fudge relatives mainly because it is based on brown rather than white sugar, offering a unique caramel flavor. This gives it its characteristic color and texture and makes it lighter than classic fudges. Confectioners often add other ingredients to penuche, most famously pecans, walnuts, or raisins, in order to enhance its texture and taste.

National Penuche Day is here to show appreciation for this delightful candy!

How to Celebrate National Penuche Fudge Day

Get creative and enjoy National Penuche Fudge Day in a variety of fun ways, including some of these:

Eat Some Penuche Fudge

Obviously, the most important task for celebrating this day is to source some penuche fudge and savor its tasty flavor. It would be great to find a local candy shop or other professional who makes and sells it. But for those who cannot find a local bakery which dispenses the golden brown treat, feel free to whip up a batch yourself to celebrate National Penuche Fudge Day with a yummy bite!

Make Your Own Penuche Fudge

Those who are on the adventurous side of the culinary world might want to get on board with celebrating National Penuche Fudge Day by finding some creative fudge Recipes online and trying them. Though candies can be a bit fussy at times, the list of ingredients is very simple, typically including brown sugar, milk, white or powdered sugar, and butter or cream, as well as adding some other items like nuts or dried fruits.

Get Creative with Penuche Fudge

One of the most delightful things about penuche fudge is that its flavor has such versatility. While it’s certainly delicious when made from a basic recipe, many variations can be used to get creative in the kitchen. In New England areas, penuche fudge is often made with pecans, walnuts or other nut varieties. In addition, dried fruits such as raisins, dried cherries or dried cranberries could be included.

In the southern United States, instead of calling it “penuche”, the candy may be referred to as Brown Sugar Fudge Candy. And the same recipe may be used to make frosting or icing for a cake or cookies.

Raise Awareness for National Penuche Fudge Day

Those who are big fans of this delightful confection will likely know that it is a bit of an obscurity in certain parts. One of the fun aspects about celebrating National Penuche Fudge Day is that it is a perfect excuse to share and let other people know about it so that they can fall in love with it too!

Start by buying or mixing up some penuche fudge at home and taking it to work or school to share with others who will surely love its sweet, smooth texture. Get even more traction by sharing information about the day on social media and encouraging friends from far and wide to try out penuche fudge!