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Alcohol-Infused Fudge Desserts

This Gin-Flavored Fudge Puts an Adult Spin on a Classic Treat

— April 4, 2016 — Lifestyle
Popular confectioner Buttermilk recently teamed up with spirits producer Southwestern Distillery to create two new types of gin-flavored fudge. Fudge is a decadent dessert that is particularly enjoyed by children. Now there is an adult version of the popular treat that packs a boozy punch.

The new alcohol-infused fudge desserts come in two distinct varieties: gin and pastis. The gin-flavored fudge has distinct notes of juniper and orange coriander, while the pastis variety has sweet aniseed flavors. Both are created in small batches using traditional fudge-making techniques and high-quality ingredients such as whole milk, natural vanilla extract and Tarquin’s spirits.

Available as part of Buttermilk's limited-edition Snacking Selection, the new fudge flavors are perfect for enjoying with a cup of coffee or passing off as a delicious wedding favor.
Trend Themes
1. Alcohol-infused Confections - Manufacturers can explore using different types of alcohol to create unique confections, allowing adults to indulge in their favorite childhood treats with a boozy twist.
2. Collaborations in Product Development - Opportunities for confectionery manufacturers and spirits producers to collaborate and expand offerings with new and innovative products.
3. Adult Food and Beverage Pairing - Restaurants and specialty food shops may create and promote adult dessert and beverage pairings to increase sales and attract new customers.
Industry Implications
1. Confectionery - Confectionery manufacturers can explore using different types of alcohol to create unique confections, allowing adults to indulge in their favorite childhood treats with a boozy twist.
2. Spirits - Collaborations between spirits producers and confectionery manufacturers present opportunities to create new products and expand offerings.
3. Hospitality - Restaurants and specialty food shops may create and promote adult dessert and beverage pairings to increase sales and attract new customers.
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