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Old Town Fudge Factory
Ranked #7 of 23 Shopping in Berea
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Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

We discovered this shop several years ago while visiting Berea. It is always a "must" stop when we return to the area. Our purchases are always the fudge - the best I have ever had, very smooth & creamy, but it is pricey. We were here in October, 2015, & were not disappointed. We purchased 3 different flavors of fudge: peanut butter, chocolate peanut butter, & pumpkin spice. The pumpkin spice was a different flavor for us & very yummy. The only con would be the demeanor of the younger man who waited on us - he wasn't very friendly & barely said 2 words to us (& there were 3 different couples making a purchase).

Thank Jane R
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Reviewed 24 May 2015 via mobile

Berea is a rough area. Not a lot of exciting things to do. We stayed here for a day while our brother was at his girlfriend's brother's wedding, and the travel center gave us nothing exciting to do. But we just used TripAdvisor, and found a silver lining: the Old Town Fudge Shop. The service was excellent and the food is amazing. Best thing to do in Berea.

1  Thank Isaac S
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Reviewed 30 March 2015 via mobile

The bourbon pecan fudge is heavenly . The handmade candy was excellent . The place was spotless clean . The staff was friendly .

1  Thank smalltownlove
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Reviewed 16 January 2015

I have stopped here several times and have never been disappointed. While they are a bit pricey, I am willing to pay the price for hand-dipped truffles and fresh fudge. The gentleman who has always been present is the owner. He, his wife and stepson own this shop and one other. It is only the three of them, no employees. No modern machinery such as a "draping" machine for the truffles, graham crackers, etc. His wife hand-dips each and every one. While the Bourbon balls are a well-known Kentucky treat, I must recommend the Moonshine balls. YUMMY! They were "invented" here, at the Old Town Fudge Factory. And this shop sells them cheaper than the copycats! The shop is not fancy and very small. But the goodies inside are well worth a try.

1  Thank Sligeah
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

Based on the reviews posted on TripAdvisor, we specifically stopped at the Old Town Fudge Factory to indulge in some sweets during a trip to Berea. Sadly, the staff and store did not live up to expectations. The individual we presumed to be the owner was outside watering flowers as we arrived. While she said hello, when we reciprocated and asked how she was she completely ignored us. After following us inside we again greeted her and were met with silence (diffidence?). When we made it clear we were not simply window shopping and intended to purchase, she warmed up to us, but the entire exchange was awkward at best. Additionally, she did not wash her hands after watering the plants and while she donned a plastic glove on one hand when packaging our choices, she also used this same glove to handle the money between two separate purchase processes. Not sanitary.

We purchased both fudge and chocolate candies. There were no less than a dozen varieties of fudge from which to choose, which was nice. But, the overall quality of the fudge was mediocre, at best. The same can be said for the chocolates. The variety was minimal and while there were some tried and true candies from which to choose, they were uninspired (traditional buckeyes, chocolate covered Oreos, chocolate covered graham crackers, a few creams/truffles). The flavors were muted and the chocolate was medium quality at best and some of it was untempered causing bloom on the candy.

As a few other reviewers have noted, the candy is premium priced. Unfortunately, you do not receive premium candy for that premium price. I'd save my calories and take a pass on this stop.

Thank Indiana2012
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