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Recently, I was told a story about two families who used to get together for an evening of board games and fudge-making and how much fun it was. I’ll bet most of us you can remember standing at your Mom’s elbow watching her stir a big pot of fudge, patiently waiting for a chance to lick that spoon. Today, so many things are not good for you, but surely chocolate cannot be one of them.

Cherokee community to host Fudge Making Competition

Recently, I was told a story about two families who used to get together for an evening of board games and fudge-making and how much fun it was. I’ll bet most of us you can remember standing at your Mom’s elbow watching her stir a big pot of fudge, patiently waiting for a chance to lick that spoon. Today, so many things are not good for you, but surely chocolate cannot be one of them.

You don’t go to any function in Abaco these days that someone doesn’t ask, “Where’s the fudge?”

Well, the folks in Cherokee want to clear up this small dilemma once and for all.  They intend to hold a competition to settle this age-old question – who makes the best fudge on Abaco?

On October 11, 12 & 13, 2014 they will be having another Cherokee Day celebration.  There will be the usual fun and games, but this year they will also be searching for the Best Fudge Maker in all of Abaco.

This will not be an exercise in “one-up-man-ship”, but a good natured competition to try and resurrect some memories of days gone by.  They would really love it if you could bring your ingredients and make it right on the spot.

You have a little over three months to prefect your skills and submit “your best” to a panel of highly qualified judges.  And, of course, we will need volunteers to handle this difficult job, so put in your application early as I am sure there are many of you out there that qualify for this very important task.

The criteria will include colour, texture and smoothness. There will also be a separate category for the many different varieties of fudge, i.e. peanut butter, fruit and nut, etc.

So, if you feel your fudge is “the best” or you know of someone who makes good fudge, call Lee Pinder at 366-2053, and may the best baker win.

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