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McCowan's Highland Fudge

Discussion in 'General' started by DeX, 23 Apr 2003.

  1. DeX

    DeX Mube Codder

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    This afternoon I had the pleasure of my mum walking into my room for the brief time it takes to give me a lovely box of Highland Fudge that she recently bought in Scotland. I thought I would share this moment with you by bringing you DeX's Fudge Review.

    The box as you can see comes very well presented with Royal Stewart Tartan covering most of the exterior. Also note the cellophane wrap, ensuring freshness and quality.

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    On the reverse side there is a nice lot of interesting information about Highland Fudge and the Tartan in general. In the bottom left corer (too blurred to be seen) is marked 'Made in Scotland' assuring us again that this product is genuine.

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    The ingredients are (in decreasing proportion): Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Full Cream Sweetened Condensed Milk, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Butteroil, Salt, Emulsifier (Lecithin), Flavouring.

    If you have any adverse effects upon the consumption of any of these ingredients I strongly recommend you do not try this product.

    The cellophane was opened easily with my trusty penknife and upon opening the box nearly overflowed with fudge.

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    It might be possible to include a few more fudges in the box but in my opinion there is a fair quantity of fudge there. I was given the normal flavour of fudge but there are other flavours available, for example Whiskey flavour ;). Each fudge is individually wrapped. This is good in that they don't all stick together in one big lump but means you'll probably be left with lots of plastic wrappers all over your desk.

    Ok now for the ultimate test - the taste test..... Ugh! All I can say is that something went wrong. As fudge taste goes they aren't bad but the texture is all wrong. You expect fudge to crumble in your mouth giving you a high dose of fudge goodness but with McCowan's you can't help but chew them into a liquidy paste. It may be that the reviewing temperatures are a little above normal (currently 24o) but I still would have expected higher quality. I will express my final verdict as a smilie: :(

    I'll leave you with a classy shot of the not so classy fudge:
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  2. Cheese

    Cheese Doc

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    That's cheap fudge mate, your mum clearly doesn't lub you :p

    Rob.
     
  3. KMS-oul

    KMS-oul You think you know me.

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    Warning that stuff is seriously lovely and addictive. Keep that away from me!:D
     
  4. Confusitron

    Confusitron What's a Dremel?

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    McCOWan's Highland Fudge! Get it? Like a cow! It has a cow on the front of the box! Whoo...:D
     
  5. JADS

    JADS Et arma et verba vulnerant

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    If you want the most addictive and nice fudge you have to go south to Devon where they mix it with clotted cream.. :drool: :)
     
  6. eaterofpies

    eaterofpies What's a Dremel?

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    or just go to shop buy fudge the one in the purple wrapper marked fudge :)

    still quality

    one question how long do they last under load (several people eating em) :D
     
  7. Bachy

    Bachy What's a Dremel?

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    The box could do with a bit of modding too. A few bloo LED's ould light it up nicely.

    And to eater of pies, to make the fudge last longer under load -a better cooling solution would be required to bring the operating temperature of the fudge right down(sub zero). I suggest a peltier with a decent water cooling rig.
     
  8. DeX

    DeX Mube Codder

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    actually I placed the box in the fridge last night and tried them again this morning. It certainly solves the problem of them all mushing into paste in your mouth but I forgot to say that another problem with these is that they leave you with the feeling that you have the plastic wrapper stuck to the top of your mouth. The after taste is all plasticy and no amount of cooling get's rid of it :(.
     
  9. eaterofpies

    eaterofpies What's a Dremel?

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    u tried liquid cooling your mouth yet? :D
     
  10. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit Modder

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    Wait till you try McCowans Highland Toffee. :thumb:
     
  11. jethro

    jethro Modthusiast

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    lol, thats not nice
     
  12. Sc0rian

    Sc0rian Here comes the farmer

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    lol, yes rob not nice, but funny..:hehe:

    I think that is my best review ever...Really... It looks real nice...I love toffee like that...

    lol yer that will work

    hehe thats funny..

    Sorry to quote these ones out they are funny..

    Save some toffee for me.. Send me some tho the post

    :D
     
  13. DeX

    DeX Mube Codder

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    Lol cheers.

    And :p to you too, Rob.
     
  14. Cheese

    Cheese Doc

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    Hey if you saw the fudge that my mum bought me, you'd agree :)

    Rob.
     
  15. Sc0rian

    Sc0rian Here comes the farmer

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    Only if u had a pic:p
     
  16. relix

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    fu....dge... ? :eyebrow:
     
  17. DeX

    DeX Mube Codder

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    what's so :eyebrow:?

    ey? :eyebrow:
     
  18. relix

    relix Minimodder

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    just :eyebrow:

    I :eyebrow: when I want!






    (actually, I eyebrow you 'cause I have no idea what a fudge is)
     
  19. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    [​IMG]

    This one's still got the cobwebs on it! :p

    What's so :eyebrow: about fudge anyway? Don't tell me you don't get it in Belgium...
     
  20. DeX

    DeX Mube Codder

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    You're seriously deprived if you've never had fudge. You might have chocolate and all but nothing compares to (decent) fudge.
     

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