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About & History

Living the sweet life is what Mick and Paula Woodney planned when they moved to Kangaroo Valley in mid 2011 to buy the historic Kangaroo Valley Fudge House & Ice Creamery, located on Moss Vale Road in the heart of the village. Originally operating from the historic ESA Bank building, Paula and Mick relocated to the 1940’s era Strand building in September 2014.

The move was driven by a need for a more suitable kitchen space for the volume of fudge, brittle, confections and condiments being produced by Paula and Mick. As Paula explains, “we really needed a kitchen that was purpose-built for manufacturing lots of product at one time, and where people could actually see their fudge and brittle being made.” This led to the major renovations which were carried out over November and December and resulted in Paula’s vision being realised. A standout feature of the new kitchen is a 2.5 metre by 1.5 metre window looking onto the custom-made granite slab used for making fudge.

Mick and Paula have worked hard to get the business back to the way it was when it first opened over 25 years ago. A return to the hand made original fudge recipes, gluten free and with no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives, is the centre of what is known as the re-launch of the Fudge House. Development of new products is an ongoing mission, sometimes producing surprising results. “Who’d have thought that a late-night off the cuff idea like putting crushed mixed nut brittle into left-over Couverture chocolate would become so popular?” asks Mick, “but these things we jokingly called Fugglies sell out within a day or two of making them”.

Mick and Paula are driven to support as many other small Australian family businesses as they can, stocking the shelves with many products from the local area, including honey, olives, oils and jams made in Kangaroo Valley. They only use 100% Australian ingredients in everything they make. Many have heard Paula explain that when Australian Macadamias are out of stock there is no Macadamia fudge or brittle as she just won’t buy in foreign grown Macadamias… well they are the ‘Aussie’ nut after all!

Mick and Paula’s vision for the Kangaroo Valley Fudge House & Ice Creamery to provide old fashioned quality products and service is proving to be a success, with Gold and Silver medals from Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards in 2014 and Gold and Silver awards in the 2014 South Coast Regional Tourism Wards for Excellence in Tourism.