Chocolate Fudge is part of our Seaside Selection, a range of chocolates taking inspiration from childhood holidays by the coast. Who doesn’t love fudge? It is a classic tourist treat and if other seaside towns are anything like Hastings it seems to be on sale in every other shop along the front. Ours is firm, like a Scottish tablet, as I like my fudge to have a bit of bite. We add chocolate to the fudge because we like chocolate. Then we cut it into cubes and dip it in Belgian dark chocolate because, did I mention we like chocolate? This will never pass for health food but we are all allowed to treat ourselves occasionally aren’t we?
Our chocolate fudge photos were the last ones we took, and as you can see it is not quite as sunny as it was for our previous seaside shots. Hastings might be the sunniest part of the UK (apparently) but it’s still not quite Florida. In fact it was a race against the rain to get this picture. Given that we only had 10-15 minutes, I’m feeling pretty pleased with the outcome. While our famous pier does appear in the Seaside Rock picture as well, it does not look as “pier-like” as it does in this shot. As any locals will surely recognise the picture was taken from Bottle Alley, a sort of concrete tunnel lined with broken bottles. Trust me, it’s better than it sounds!