Mastering Reduced Sugar Fudge: Ingredients That Keep It Sweet and Healthy

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Mastering Reduced Sugar Fudge: Ingredients That Keep It Sweet and Healthy

At Arndt’s Fudgery, we understand that indulgence doesn’t have to come with compromise. Our range of reduced sugar fudges combines the traditional, mouth-watering taste of classic fudge with a healthier twist, making it an excellent choice for those monitoring their sugar intake. In this detailed guide, we’ll take you through the key ingredients that make our reduced sugar fudge both delicious and a smarter sweet treat choice.

Understanding the Ingredients in Reduced Sugar Fudge

Our reduced sugar fudges are crafted with carefully selected ingredients to ensure that they maintain the iconic taste and texture you love while providing a better option for your health.


Isomalt serves as the primary sweetener in our reduced sugar fudges. Derived from beet sugar, this sugar substitute offers half the caloric content of regular sugar but retains 70-80% of its sweetness. Unlike standard sugar, isomalt has a low impact on blood sugar levels, making it suitable for those with diabetes, as it allows for a sweet taste without the typical sugar rush.


Fructose, a natural sugar found in fruits, is used in minimal amounts to enhance the sweetness of our fudge without adding excessive calories. It provides a balanced sweetness, ensuring that our reduced sugar fudge satisfies your cravings just like traditional recipes.

Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil with Lecithin

To achieve the creamy texture that fudge is famous for, we use hydrogenated palm kernel oil. This ingredient helps in maintaining the structure of the fudge while lecithin, a natural emulsifier, ensures a smooth consistency, blending the oils and water perfectly.

Cocoa and Chocolate Liquor

No fudge is complete without the rich, deep flavor of cocoa. We use high-quality cocoa and chocolate liquor to give our fudge a luxurious chocolate taste that is intense and fulfilling. The chocolate liquor, made from pure cocoa beans, is responsible for the authentic chocolatey experience in every bite.

Specialty Ingredients for Flavor Variations

Each flavor variant of our reduced sugar fudge brings something unique to the table:

  • Chocolate Amaretto Fudge features artificial flavoring and a hint of red dye #3 to capture the almond-like taste of amaretto.
  • Chocolate Mint Fudge is enhanced with artificial flavoring and green dye #3, offering a refreshing minty twist.
  • Chocolate Pecan and Chocolate Turtle Fudges include pecans for a nutty texture, while turtle fudge is enriched with malitol, cream, and caramel color for that classic turtle candy flavor.
  • Maple English Walnut Fudge incorporates caramel color and artificial flavors to mimic the warm, comforting taste of maple paired with crunchy English walnuts.
  • Peanut Butter and Vanilla Fudges keep it simple yet flavorful with roasted peanuts and a vanilla essence, enriched with caramel color to deepen the fudge’s visual appeal.

A Note for Special Dietary Considerations

Each of our fudges carries a warning for those with diabetes or sensitive to sugar substitutes: while our products are reduced in sugar, they are not calorie-free. We recommend enjoying them in moderation

to avoid any potential digestive discomfort, as excessive consumption of sugar alcohols like isomalt can have a laxative effect.

Why Choose Arndt’s Fudgery’s Reduced Sugar Fudge?

Choosing our reduced sugar fudge means not having to compromise on taste when looking for healthier alternatives. Perfect for those who are health-conscious but still want to indulge, our fudge offers all the pleasure of traditional sweets with fewer worries about sugar intake.

For those interested in adding a touch of sweetness to their life without the guilt, Arndt’s Fudgery provides a tempting array of options. Whether you are managing dietary restrictions or simply seeking a healthier lifestyle, our reduced sugar fudge is crafted to delight everyone.

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