by Jen L.
My husband is an avid fisherman, so we make a lot of trips to the Bass Pro Shop. In spite of myself, I actually enjoy these little outings. When else can you see a camoflage mini-fridge? One of my favorite parts of the Bass Pro Shop is the Fudge Shop. Amidst a general store atmosphere crammed with gumballs, circus peanuts and old-fashioned licorice whips, you'll find over a dozen flavors of delicious homemade fudge. And they give free samples.
My son and I took a detour to the Fudge Shop on our most recent trip and were very excited to hear of their "Buy 4 Get 2 Free" special. My son wanted to try a piece of vanilla fudge with rainbow sprinkles. I knew my husband would go nuts over the chocolate pecan variety. I opted for classic chocolate. Before we bought anything, I had to ask whether or not they prepared their peanut butter fudge separately, due to my son's peanut allergy. I was assured by two different employees that not only do they have separate pans, utensils and storage areas, they make peanut butter fudge on different days than the rest of the flavors. I appreciated their knowledge and reassurrance. My son appreciated the tiny plastic knife they gave him to cut his vanilla fudge.
The flavors ranged from traditional favorites, like chocolate walnut, peanut butter/chocolate swirl, and rocky road to the more exotic, like maple nut, red velvet and the mind-blowing salted nut roll. They'll let you sample flavors before you commit. My palate can generally only sample two flavors at any given time, lest I go into sugar shock, but all those sweet little squares were very tempting.
Should you find yourself in a Bass Pro Shop any time soon, be sure to stop by the Fudge Shop for a sample. I'll bet you leave with a box of fudgey goodness and a tiny plastic knife.
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