Bruny Island Chocolate Company was originally created as Island Produce Fudge Co. by chef Michael Carnes 31 years ago. Michael uses a recipe he “acquired” 40 years ago while working as a pastry chef in an English hotel. He then perfected the recipe by using only the best Tasmanian dairy products to create premium quality, smooth, handmade fudge. This fudge is perfect for any discerning chocolate connoisseur.
Michael is a 7th generation Tasmanian that found a passion for food at an early age. His love for cooking showed when he won Tasmanian chef of the year in his teens. The prize for the chef of the year then was the opportunity to hone his skills in France or London. From there Michael went on to enjoy ten years as a private chef aboard a Middle Eastern superyacht homesick before getting home sick. He then returned home to Tasmania. Once home Michael spent a few years in various chef roles before opening Island Produce Fudge Co. at the female factory in South Hobart, with partner Dr Bob Lavis. They operated the Island Produce Fudge Co. for 10 years before they moved to Bruny Island to concentrate on the best things in life Chocolate, Whisky and their garden.
Bruny Island Fudge can be enjoyed anytime. It could be a gift for someone, perhaps a decadent treat for yourself. It’s a divine addition to muffins, layered cakes, a dessert platter or even an Eton Mess!
Although Bruny Island Fudge is available in many Tasmanian outlets, Bruny Island Chocolate co. have a shop in Adventure Bay showcasing fudge and all things chocolate. They also offer truffles, sauces, jams and gifts. They even have an on-site distillery “Houndstooth” that crafts the single malt whisky for the fudge. When you visit their shop, you can get the delightful aroma of chocolate and whisky as you walk through the door. The shop is currently open weekends only from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. They will resume opening 7 days a week in October.
Just a short day trip from Hobart and a little ferry ride and you could be enjoying decedent Tasmanian fudge on a pristine gorgeous beach on an island off an island. Is there a better way to support local Tasmanian tourism than eating amazing fudge?