Most so-called 'hand made' fudge on sale in the shops is actually made in big vats in commercial kitchens that look an awful lot like factories. Or in automatic fudge kettles into which a bag of pre-prepared fudge mix is simply tipped and a button is pressed.
But not Roy's.
No, his fudge is the real thing. Proper fudge, made by him in the traditional way on the stove in his little domestic kitchen in the suburbs of York.
He mixes the sweet ingedients himself and slowly and patiently boils them up to the perfect temperature, continuously stirring by hand and then beating until the consistency is just right, before pouring into trays to cool.
He then cuts the resultant slabs into irresistible bite-sized pieces of creamy, mouthwatering fudge.
Roy currenty has more than thirty varieties of fudge in his extensive repertoire and the list of flavours is growing all the time.
His classic fudge and trendy newcomer salted caramel are currently his best sellers, closely followed by Scottish-style tablet which few people south of the border seem to make. And his wide range of chocolate fudges and more unusual flavours like Yorkshire rhubarb, liquorice and ginger are always popular too.
He typically takes around twenty flavours selected from his full range to market each week and takes requests from customers that ask for a particular flavour to be included.
In fact, many of the flavours he makes have been suggested to him by his customers, so if you don't see your favourite on the list below, tell him. You never know, he just might have a crack at it
Below is his full list...
About his fudge
Roy's fine fudge portfolio...
ROY'S PLAIN FUDGES
Classic Fudge The original and - many would say - still the best!
Vanilla Fudge Similar to the classic but a touch lighter and with the taste of vanilla.
Salted Caramel Fudge The trendy newcomer that has become very popular.
Clotted Cream Fudge A richer fudge like they make it in Devon and Cornwall.
Butterscotch Fudge A plain fudge with a distinctive brown sugar flavour.
Scottish Style Tablet The same ingredients as Classic Fudge but with a crystalline, crumbly texture particularly popular north of the border.
ROY'S CHOCOLATE FUDGES
Belgian Chocolate Fudge Roy's most chocolatey fudge.
Milk Chocolate Fudge Chocolatey and milky at the same time.
White Chocolate Fudge A smooth, milky, creamy fudge.
Chocolate Orange Fudge An homage the the world famous Terry's Chocolate Orange that was born here in York! Made with valencian orange.
Mint Chocolate Fudge A chocolate fudge made with American peppermint.
Chocolate & Peanut Butter Fudge A moreish smooth fudge.
ROY'S 'FRUITY' FUDGE COLLECTION
Okay, so maybe not one of your five a day, but these are Roy's fruit fudges:
Red Cherry - Coconut - Banana - Lemon & Lime - Summer Fruits
ROY'S 'SOMETHING DIFFERENT' FUDGE COLLECTION
These are some of Roy's more unusual varieties:
Yorkshire Rhubarb - Ginger - Peanut Butter - Maple & Walnut - Coffee -
Coffee & Walnut - Orange & Ginger - Turkish Delight - Peppermint -
Liquorice - Pecan Penuche - Jorvik Viking Mead - Parma Violet
ROY'S 'BOOZY' FUDGE COLLECTION
Roy thinks he really ought to ask for your age ID for these varieties:
Rum & Raisin - Irish Cream - Whisky - Champagne - Gin & Tonic
ROY'S 'FESTIVE' FUDGE COLLECTION
Available from mid November and throughout December, these are Roy's
Brandy Soaked Mince Pie - Cranberries in White Chocolate - Mulled Wine