Traditional Fudge store opens in Salisbury

Roly's Fudge Sarah Orton and Steven Jones (Faye Marsh)

Published by The Spire FM News Team at 7:01am 14th November 2015.

You're invited to come and watch the fudge being made in the bespoke fudge pantry that arrived on the city's High Street.

It's as close as you can get to the historic arch leading into Salisbury's Cathedral - and that's where a new traditional fudge shop opens today (14th Nov).

It's the 25th store opened in the UK by Roly's Fudge Pantry.

The new Salisbury branch is being run by former food journalists Sarah Orton and Steven Jones (pictured here). They say they will be cooking up an array of flavours using locally produced cream and butter. The new arrival on the High Street comes just in time for the busy run-up to Christmas.

Some of the delights they promise for the festive season include Salted Maple & Pecan, Christmas Pudding fudge and Baileys and Double Chocolate. The fudge is made in large copper pans, using traditional methods.

Sarah Orton has said about their launch:

"Fudge is one of those real feel good purchases and whilst it only costs a few pounds, I have witnessed the pleasure it can bring and it's a wonderfully original, handmade and local alternative to a box of chocolates."

"The smell of fudge being made is sublime and it's a fascinating thing to watch in the window."

Roly's Fudge Lemon Meringue

New shop promises traditional products: Roly's Fudge Lemon Meringue

Roly's Fudge

Owners Steven Jones and Sarah Orton say it's been a hard slog to get to this stage:

"We've been working with some great local builders, and at one stage, we thought we wouldn't be open anywhere close to Christmas, but they've really pulled out all the stops. We really wanted to restore it to what we imagined would be its former glory in the Georgian days, and create a real old-fashioned pantry with the white tiling and the wooden floors and the lighting.

"We spent probably the best part of five years hunting for the right location. We have family close to the city, so that helps. We think it's a beautiful city and we wanted to find somewhere that had a good mix of locals and tourist traffic, so we thought that just under the arch on the way in to the Cathedral was perfect."

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