Nancy Adams – The Fudge Lady

Home Made Fudge

The Fudge Lady came into existence in the wee hours of a June night in 2007. I was participating in my first Relay for Life hosted by the Canadian Cancer Society. Hoping to raise a few more funds for my team, I brought 24 pieces of fudge to sell to fellow participants. Within half an hour all my fudge was sold. However, as the night progressed, repeatedly people approached our team asking if we knew where the Fudge Lady was! Each year thereafter, until 2020 when it was cancelled due to the  pandemic, I sold fudge to support my Relay team. And, each year I would introduce a new flavour to acknowledge that I could add one more to my survival of my own battle with cancer in 2006-2007. Having survived sixteen years, my fudge is available in the following flavours: vanilla, maple, chocolate, peanut butter, maple walnut, chocolate almond, chocolate coconut, chocolate mint, buckeye (chocolate with peanut butter), chocolate orange, pistachio cranberry, Black Forest, rum’n’raisin, pumpkin spice, Pina Colada and Rye’n’Ginger.

My fudge is made with all natural ingredients in the old fashioned way of boiling the milk, butter and sugar to the perfect temperature before removing from the heat before adding the flavourings and beating it to a smooth consistency. It is then cooled down before cutting and packaging. Because no preservatives are added, the fudge must be refrigerated. It maintains its smooth texture and quality for six months refrigerated or a year frozen. Soon, a new flavour will be announced!
Nancy Adams, aka The Fudge Lady

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Perth Chocolate Works

A Family Passion for Chocolate

Perth Chocolate Works is a family owned and run artisan chocolatier kitchen and chocolate retail store operating from our new location in the beautiful historic Code’s Mill building at 17 Wilson Street East in Perth, Ontario. All of our chocolates are made from the highest quality ingredients – locally sourced when possible – in small batches in our on-site kitchen.

We were able to turn our family’s passion into a way of life and are fortunate to be celebrating over 20 years of business! Perth Chocolate Works originally started on Manitoulin Island. With the want for expansion and the love for the Ottawa Valley, we chose the ‘Prettiest Town in Ontario’ for our second location. Perth opened its doors to the McKeen family and it automatically felt like a home away from home.

Our retail store carries a variety of goods that change daily, weekly and seasonally Aside from the artisan chocolates and confections that adorn our shelves, you can find rotating baked goods like cookies, croissants, cheesecakes, cupcakes and more, to enjoy with coffee, tea or an espresso. Depending on the season you can choose from a selection of cold and frozen drinks or our famous original-recipe hot chocolate. You can also find a selection of sweet treats and products that cater to dietary needs and preferences.

We take pride in our family traditions and heritage, so our store is stocked with products you would find on our shelves at home. Jams, jellies, preserves, maple butters, shortbread, waffer cookies, puddings, specialty teas, just to name a few! And like any family, we have a candy drawer, but we decided to turn ours into an entire section in the retail store. Shop favourites like Jelly Bellies and candy kabobs, to Gin Fizz gummies, to traditional travelling mints.

Our passion is chocolate! It brings us joy, whether it is enjoyed as a self-indulgence or given as a gift. Our team wants you to get a taste of what chocolate and genuinely tasty treats mean to us! So from our family to yours, we hope you enjoy your Chocolate Works experience






​At Village Treats, we produce high-quality, hand-crafted chocolates made with traditional recipes and techniques resulting in an unforgettable product.

Village Treats is currently owned and operated by Galen Neilson and Nick Levac: a married couple with two active daughters.

When the West family was set to retire, Galen’s inherited entrepreneurial spirit sparked. She pitched the purchase idea to Nick, and he was game to sign on.

At just 19 and 20, Galen and Nick purchased Village Treats in 2001.

From the production line to the front counter, they love working with clients and customers and bringing their chocolate ideas to life.

Whether it’s creating a custom chocolate mold for a corporate event, supplying Easter Cream Eggs for local fundraisers or handing over a hand-selected package of chocolates at the front counter, they feel lucky that they get to bring a smile to someone’s face every day.

And, ya. They have fun together, too!

Since 1979, one thing has remained a constant here at Village Treats – a commitment to quality and producing the best chocolates.

The West family, who started Village Treats in 1979, were dedicated to making top quality chocolates and the tradition carries on today. We take pride in using only the finest, and freshest ingredients – just as Mr. West did when he started making fudge over 40  years ago.

Original recipes are still being used today along with some of the same machinery that were used right from the start. All chocolates start off from the scratch and are cooked in large copper pots over an open flame in our kitchen in Lanark, Ontario. Then, we hand  press our truffles and creams, and hand cut our caramels before they are sent down our line to be enrobed in either milk or dark chocolate. Working so closely with our chocolates at every step of production ensures a product that is true to the standards Mr. West set back when he started.