Traditional fudge making company Roly’s Fudge is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.

Established in the West Country in 1987, the fudge making franchise now has 35 shops, making handmade traditional fudge in full view of customers every day. Roly’s Fudge began in the farmhouse kitchen of a 16th century thatched cottage in mid Devon, when the original founders Peter Riley and his wife Lindsey decided to make fudge using high quality ingredients that are natural wherever possible. Using Lindsey’s grandmother’s own recipes, the fudge was made using traditional methods in copper pans, which is still the method followed in Roly’s Fudge Pantries to this day.

The first Roly’s Fudge Pantry was opened in Torquay in 1987 and quickly earned a loyal fan following. With additional shop openings in Barnstaple, Totnes and Paignton, Peter and Lindsey decided to establish a franchise company dedicated to the very best of handmade fudge. Since then, Roly’s Fudge has expanded from a West Country presence and now has locations throughout the country, which stretch across the country from Cornwall up to the Lake District.

The Roly’s Fudge 30th anniversary kicks off with a new limited edition gold wrapping paper for gift wrapped boxes across selected fudge pantries. New celebration flavours are also on the horizon in the coming months.