Issues To Consider Before Starting A Fudge Making Business

June 22, 2018 710 views

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How to Start A Fudge Making Business

Fudge Making Business Overview:

This post contains a resource section with a collection of articles that will give you a broad overview of getting starting in the fudge industry. Before you get to the resources a few considerations to keep in mind.

If you have a great recipe for fudge, like making fudge and get satisfaction from others enjoying your creation, then a business making fudge is a startup possibility to consider.

Below  are a few of those considerations:

Approximate Daily Hours Needed:

You can set your own hours, for baking. If you open a retail establishment then, you need to abide by retail hours.

Equipment, Supplies, & Services During Start-up or In The Future:
  • Oven
  • Saran Sheets
  • Dropper for Food Coloring
  • Heat Gun for Shrink Bags
  • Pan Liners
  • A variety kitchen and baking Utensil
  • Plastic Tissue
  • Digital Timer
  • A variety of Spatulas
  • Measuring Spoon Set
  • Knives
  • Plastic Scraper
  • Measuring Cups
  • Essential Office Equipment
Monthly Expenses and Operating Costs to Consider:

In addition to the common business expenses, your fudge making operation will require a budget for the ongoing cost of acquiring ingredients, supplies, and packaging materials.


You’ll want to check with your local governing agency to find out what permits and restrictions exist for making fudge in your area. Because you are dealing with food as a business, restriction, and regulations apply. These rules and regulations are similar across the country but they do have differences for the the area of operation.

See Our Page on Licenses and Permits

Minimum Startup Cost:

You can get started for under $1,000 if you already have what you need to make your fudge.

Tips & Considerations:
  • You may want to experiment with the types of boxes you sell your fudge in, different sizes and colors for different prices.
  • You may also want to experiment with different types of fudge, allowing you to reach a wider market.
  • One person is all that is needed for a successful fudge business. You will not want another person to cook unless they can make a batch of fudge which is as good as yours.
  • You can start by offering free samples
  • If you discover people really like your fudge, start to offer it to local retail establishments that would consider carrying your fudge on their shelves, these may include; grocery stores, corner stores; farmers’ markets; etc.
  • You want to make sure your fudge includes the ingredients you used on your packaging. You don’t want anyone to eat your fudge and have an allergic reaction.


Business Articles Related To Fudge Making:

How to Start a Business Making Fudge | Chron.com

How a tech executive turned a fudge store into an international candy empire | Fortune.com

How to Sell Fudge Without a Store | Business & Entrepreneurship | Azcentral.com

I’m making a mint fudge | The Sun

Let Them Eat Fudge | Indiegogo

Fraser Bawtree, 13, set to turnover £40k a year with family fudge recipe | Daily Mail Online

Homemade fudge exports hit the sweet spot at last | Telegraph.co.uk

Here’s How to Figure Out If You’ll Make a Profit – Logo Maker

Why I love selling my own fudge | Calicocottage.com

Articles Related To Fudge Making:

The Best Fudge Recipe Ever From A Professional Pastry Chef! | Hubpages

Fudge Making Sessions | Fudgekitchen.co.uk

For successful fudge every time | Ricardo

10 Tips to make the perfect fudge | Always Foodie

Secrets to Making No-Fail Fudge at Home | Allrecipes Dish

How to make the perfect fudge | The Guardian

8 Easy Fudge Making Tips – The Happy Housewife™ | Cooking

Tips for Making Foolproof Fudge | Socialmoms.com

How to make fudge | Tesco Real Food

Fudge Recipes: 101 Fudge Recipes | Extreme Chocolate & Flavored Fudge

The Fudge Recipes: The 30 Step by Step, Health & Delicious Recipes with Pictures

Easy and Delicious Fudge: Traditional and Specialty Fudge Recipes

1000+ ideas about How To Make Fudge on Pinterest | Fudge With Condensed


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Fudge Making Equipment | Savage Bros. Co.

Cream Fudge Making Machine | Alibaba.com

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