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Fact Sheet

Fudge Factory Fact Sheet

  • 14 flavors of Fudge: Chocolate, Chocolate Walnut, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Rocky Road, Chocolate Mint, Chocolate Coconut, Peanut Butter, Vanilla, Vanilla Walnut, Maple Walnut, Penuche, Penuche Walnut, Special Dark and Special Dark Walnut
  • The fudge is sold in half slices and full slices. Each slice is about a half pound. You can buy three slices and get the third free.
  • Fudge prices: $2.99 for a half slice, $5.98 for a full slice, both before tax.
  • Only uses cream, sugar, corn syrup, Hershey’s Baking Cocoa and other natural ingredients.
  • The business makes its own fudge on marble tables. The marble tables draw the heat out of the fudge as the fudge maker works it with special paddles into the shape of a loaf of French bread.
  • The fudge should not be refrigerated because the refrigerator will crystallize and harden the fudge.
  • The fudge does not melt. The owners have sent it to Iraq and it did not melt there.
  • The store also sells taffy from Florida Candy Company in Clearwater for an 8 oz. bag for $2.99 or $3.25 a box.
  • The store also sells drinks:
    • Cans for 80 cents: Diet Coke, Coke, Mountain Dew, Diet Dr. Pepper, Dr. Pepper, Canada Dry, A&W.
    • Bottles for $1.35: Coke, Crush, Lipton Ice Tea, Zephyrhills water.
    • Gatorade: $1.49
    • Small bottles for $1.00: Diet Coke, Coke.

Press Release

Mandy Carr
Director of Public Relations The Fudge Factory
Sheri Erfourth Owner
The Fudge Factory
Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The shipping cost for fudge will go up Nov. 11

The price of sending fudge from The Fudge Factory will go up $1 on Nov. 11, because the U. S. Postal Service raised it’s shipping prices in July. The USPS raised the cost for standard mail parcels by 23 percent to help close the gap in the budget for its projected income for the 2011 fiscal year. Since USPS raised its shipping costs, The Fudge Factory must as well. The Fudge Factory has actually been losing money by not raising the shipping cost sooner. Sheri Erfourth, The Fudge Factory owner, made the decision not to raise them sooner. Since Black Friday and the store’s busy season is just around the corner, the time has come to raise the price. “We hope that it doesn’t inconvenience the customers, but it has to be done,” Erfourth said. The Fudge Factory is a family-owned business at the Sponge Docks in Tarpon Springs, Fla. The business has been making its own fudge the old-fashioned way, with no preservatives or additives, only cream, sugar, Hershey’s Baking Cocoa and other natural ingredients since 1988. The business carries 14 flavors. The fudge does not need refrigeration and does not melt. The Fudge Factory offers its fudge in store or online at floridafudgefactory.com or by phone at 1-800-257-4571 or 727-934-8196.

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Media Advisory

For Information Contact:

Mandy Carr, Director of Public Relations
The Fudge Factory
mandy.tt.carr@gmail.com

 Sheri Erfourth, Owner
The Fudge Factory
flfudgefactory@yahoo.com

MEDIA ADVISORY
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The Sponge Docks is hosting an Arts and Crafts Festival to attract more business for local storeowners

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Oct. 23, 2010

WHAT:  Will hold an Arts and Crafts Festival featuring local vendors with booths of arts, crafts and food. Part of the street will be blocked off for vendors.

WHOThe Sponge Docks in Tarpons Springs, FL and other vendors.      

WHERE: The Sponge Docks, Tarpon Springs, Dodecanese Blvd. between Hope St. and Athens St.

WHEN:  Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 30 and 31, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Press Release

Mandy Carr
Director of Public Relations
The Fudge Factory

Sheri Erfourth
Owner
The Fudge Factory
Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Fudge Factory to stay open Thanksgiving Day

The Fudge Factory will open on Thanksgiving Day for limited hours so local customers can purchase fudge to go with their holiday meal.

The store will be open an hour early, at 9 a.m., and then close at 3 p.m.

“People want to get a fresh product for their Thanksgiving meal,” said Sheri Erfourth, The Fudge Factory owner.

Opening the store on Thanksgiving is a tradition that the founding Erfourth owners have done in the past. Since Sheri and her husband, Geoff, took over two years ago, they decided to continue the tradition.

Thanksgiving is also the day the owners get ready for Black Friday. Christmas decorations will go up in preparation for the Christmas shopping season and the fudge maker makes fudge to be stocked up for Black Friday.

The Fudge Factory is a family-owned business at the Sponge Docks in Tarpon Springs, Fla. The business has been making its own fudge the old-fashioned way, with no preservatives or additives, only cream, sugar, Hershey’s Baking Cocoa and other natural ingredients since 1988. The business carries 14 flavors. The fudge does not need refrigeration and does not melt. The Fudge Factory offers its fudge in store or online at floridafudgefactory.com or by phone at 1-800-257-4571 or 727-934-8196.

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Press Release

Mandy Carr
Director of Public Relations
The Fudge Factory

 Sheri Erfourth
Owner
The Fudge Factory
Monday, Aug. 2, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Oil spill has no effect on Fudge Factory customers

Across the west coast of Florida tourist spots have been worried about BP’s oil spill affecting their business. Lucky for the Fudge Factory, it hasn’t affected the flow of traffic into its store.

Sheri Erfourth, the Fudge Factory owner, said, “The oil spill hasn’t affected us due to the fact that it hasn’t gone this far. A lot of the beaches have helped with advertising ‘we don’t have oil here, please come to our beaches.’” She also said that it didn’t affect the business because it happened during the slowest part of the season.

Regardless if the oil would have made it to the Pinellas coast, the Fudge Factory has other options for customers to buy the fudge other than in the store.

Customers can buy the fudge online at floridadudgefactory.com or by phone at 1-800-257-4571 or 727-934-8196. Customers can ship the fudge to their home for $20 for two slices and $29 for four slices, including shipping costs. These prices are for anywhere in the U.S. The company will ship internationally, but prices vary depending on location.

The Fudge Factory uses Priority Mail through the U.S. Post Office. The fudge arrives to its destination two to three days after it’s shipped. “We want it to arrive as soon as possible,” Erfourth said.

If customers don’t want to wait the two to three days for the fudge to arrive, and they are in Tarpon Springs, they can visit the store and watch the fudge made before taking some home.  The store is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. year around. It’s even open for a few hours on Thanksgiving Day. The business is only closed on Christmas Day.

After customers buy their fudge, they can enjoy the other aspects the Sponge Docks have to offer without worrying about the oil affecting their visit.

The Fudge Factory is a family-owned business at the Sponge Docks in Tarpon Springs, Fla. The business has been making its own fudge the old-fashioned way, with no preservatives or additives, only cream, sugar, Hershey’s Baking Cocoa and other natural ingredients since 1988. The business carries 14 flavors. The fudge does not need refrigeration and does not melt. The Fudge Factory offers its fudge in store or online at floridafudgefactory.com or by phone at 1-800-257-4571 or 727-934-8196.

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