My wife Pamela and I started Country Fresh Fudge in 1989, next to the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, in the small Tennessee town of Oliver Springs. At that time we owned two convenience stores and delis where we made and sold fudge to our customers. We were constantly told that our fudge was much better than the other fudges people had tried in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. It was at that time that we realized that we could offer our customers the very finest product of it's kind with an extremly innovative fudge vending program. We understood that for some people, making their own fudge was not an option, so we offered a product that was not only superior, but easy to sell.
Since then, we have strived to create the perfect fudge, changing our recipes numerous times until they were perfect and to this day as technology changes so do we. We are a company built on values and a reputation that honesty before profit is always the way to go. These are values I learned as a child working in my mother's bakery. I learned that the customer is what you're here for. If it's not right to them, then it just isn't right. Our fudge is made from the recipes that we developed unlike some others on the market.
We are a company that understands the value of our customers. On November 6, 2003 our plant, offices, and warehouse were all destroyed by fire. The only thing that was saved before the fire consumed everything was our file server and one forklift. However, we knew that this time of year was the busiest time for not only us but to our customers. So, we felt obligated to hurry back into production. On December 1, 2003 at 6:30 a.m. the first batches of fudge were put into production. Without our loyal customers, dedicated employees, understanding vendors, and our supportive community we surely would have faltered.
Since that time, we have been blessed to grow our business and serve even more fine customers. We continually strive to meet the needs of our customers and now offer not bulk fudge, but fudge mix, and a variety of packaged fudge. We are proud of our 3rd Party Audited certification knowing we offer product made to the safest and highest of standards.