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Pick of the Markets: The Fudge People

Sophia Carlini 17 December 2015 1

I visited my mum in Kingston over the weekend, so I thought I would take the opportunity to visit one of my favourite, original markets: the Kingston Bus Depot Market. Over Christmas it is even better than usual, because they have a whole bunch of Christmas stalls set up with handmade gifts. I wanted to go in early because I know it gets really busy, but even planning ahead didn’t help, I still struggled finding a car park.

I pushed my way through the crowd; I would definitely say I’m a people person but I am definitely not a crowd person. It drives me crazy the amount of oblivious people that just stand in the way. Needless to say, I was flustered! And I had only just walked in.

Mike and I normally frequent markets for the fresh food and a sneaky treat. We never ever leave the markets without a sneaky little treat for ourselves. We love all the things that are bad for you, from cheese to chocolate covered strawberries. Sometimes it’s hard just to pick one thing!

Mike was quick to spot The Fudge People and made a bee-line straight for their stand. I think I would’ve preferred cupcakes, I find fudge a bit sickly sweet but you know, I’ve got to make my man happy!


There was so many fudge flavours, maybe even too many … is that possible? Along with the rest of the world, Mike and I are addicted to salted caramel. Salted caramel everything! So naturally our first pick was a block of salted caramel fudge. It was a tough choice to choose a second but I decided to go with Pistachio Nougat. For some reason, I thought it would be less sweet. All up we paid $9 something for two decent chunks of fudge. It’s always nice to feel like you are getting value for money.

As soon as we got home, Mike tore apart the packet and shoved a piece of salted caramel fudge into his mouth. He quickly realised that it had melted on the way home, so he put the rest in the fridge and made us wait for it to cool down before consuming. I am impatient! Finally it was time, and now it was me who was tearing into the packet to get at the Pistachio Nougat fudge.

I’m just going to put it out there because there is no way to sugar coat this. I just didn’t like it.

The pistachio nougat fudge had a particular aftertaste that I could not make myself like. That was ok with Mike; he seemed to really enjoy the fudge and was very happy to eat the lot. Maybe I am just not a fudge person …


Regardless of my opinion, The Fudge People is a popular little business and if you’re into fudge, it’s a definite must visit. It will definitely make another perfect Christmas stocking filler.

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One Response to Pick of the Markets: The Fudge People
madelini madelini 2:16 pm 14 Dec 15

For future trips, I definitely recommend going to the Bus Depot Markets in the afternoon – after 1.30pm. The majority of people go in the mornings, but after lunch is much quieter every week.

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