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    Christopher M. Guest

    Default Expensive hot fudge? Worth the money?

    Some brands of hot fudge are expensive (almost $10).

    Are these pricey brands worth the money?

    Or should I do what Alton Brown says and make my own?
    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/f...ipe/index.html



    W. Pooh (AKA Winnie P.)
    "Shopping makes me smart"
    --Ratbert



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    Julie Bove Guest

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    "Christopher M." <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Some brands of hot fudge are expensive (almost $10).
    >
    > Are these pricey brands worth the money?
    >
    > Or should I do what Alton Brown says and make my own?
    > http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/f...ipe/index.html


    Some are. Some aren't. Depends on your tastes. But hot fudge is really
    easy to make! I always made my own as a child. I ate it on canned pears.



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    Somebody Guest

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    "Christopher M." <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Some brands of hot fudge are expensive (almost $10).
    >
    > Are these pricey brands worth the money?
    >
    > Or should I do what Alton Brown says and make my own?
    > http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/f...ipe/index.html
    >
    >
    >
    > W. Pooh (AKA Winnie P.)
    > "Shopping makes me smart"
    > --Ratbert



    I have a jar of Hershey's I've been saving.

    Do you ever watch Louie? (speaking of shopping makes us smarter) He does a
    bit about shopping and how we have to have the best things now and spend too
    much time reading reviews on Amazon or whatever.... It is weird some of the
    reviews on Amazon. Ther are some that go on and on talking about the
    details of some obscure $10 item. (Which do actually influence me.)



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    Christopher M. Guest

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    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Christopher M." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:k48f2d$8e6$[email protected]..
    >> Some brands of hot fudge are expensive (almost $10).
    >>
    >> Are these pricey brands worth the money?
    >>
    >> Or should I do what Alton Brown says and make my own?
    >> http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/f...ipe/index.html

    >
    > Some are. Some aren't. Depends on your tastes.


    My parents are crazy for hot fudge from a local restaurant called
    Friendly's.

    You have to get it fresh though, from the restaurant. The canned stuff
    doesn't taste as good.

    I believe it was Shakespeare who once said "rarely doth canned fudge live up
    to its hype".

    > But hot fudge is really easy to make! I always made my own as a child. I
    > ate it on canned pears.


    I've seen chocolate dipped pears on the Internet. Haven't tried those yet.

    I didn't realize pears were so popular. Some companies like Harry and David
    specialize in pears.


    W. Pooh (AKA Winnie P.)



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    Brooklyn1 Guest

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    "Christopher M." wrote:
    >
    >Some brands of hot fudge are expensive (almost $10).
    >Are these pricey brands worth the money?


    I've tried many of the commercial brands of hot fudge topping... none
    taste as good/chocolatey as cheapo Fox's U-Bet syrup. The jarred hot
    fudge toppings are only thick due to corn starch and hydrogenated fats
    as major thickening ingredients, they have little chocolate flavor.
    You'd do much better by simply melting a Hershy bar in your nuker... I
    don't think canned Hershy's syrup has a very good chocolately flavor.
    This one is good too:
    http://www.amazon.com/The-Original-B...f=pd_sim_gro_4



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    Christopher M. Guest

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    "Brooklyn1" <Gravesend1> wrote in message
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    > "Christopher M." wrote:
    >>
    >>Some brands of hot fudge are expensive (almost $10).
    >>Are these pricey brands worth the money?

    >
    > I've tried many of the commercial brands of hot fudge topping... none
    > taste as good/chocolatey as cheapo Fox's U-Bet syrup. The jarred hot
    > fudge toppings are only thick due to corn starch and hydrogenated fats
    > as major thickening ingredients, they have little chocolate flavor.
    > You'd do much better by simply melting a Hershy bar in your nuker... I
    > don't think canned Hershy's syrup has a very good chocolately flavor.
    > This one is good too:
    > http://www.amazon.com/The-Original-B...f=pd_sim_gro_4


    Thanks. I agree with you about Hershey's syrup not having good chocolately
    flavor. I think I clued into that when I tried combining it with other
    things like chocolate ice cream.

    I haven't tried U-Bet, but I like Bosco.


    W. Pooh (AKA Winnie P.)



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    Kalmia Guest

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    Is ANYTHING really worth the money? Fudge? A new Porsche? All depends on what one deems essential vs. nice-to-own and one's finances and obligations.

    As a rule, homemade beats boughten, if you have the time and knowledge.

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    Julie Bove Guest

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    "Christopher M." <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:k48g88$dhp$[email protected]..
    >>
    >> "Christopher M." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:k48f2d$8e6$[email protected]..
    >>> Some brands of hot fudge are expensive (almost $10).
    >>>
    >>> Are these pricey brands worth the money?
    >>>
    >>> Or should I do what Alton Brown says and make my own?
    >>> http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/f...ipe/index.html

    >>
    >> Some are. Some aren't. Depends on your tastes.

    >
    > My parents are crazy for hot fudge from a local restaurant called
    > Friendly's.
    >

    Friendly's is a chain. And not a very good one at that.

    > You have to get it fresh though, from the restaurant. The canned stuff
    > doesn't taste as good.
    >
    > I believe it was Shakespeare who once said "rarely doth canned fudge live
    > up
    > to its hype".
    >
    >> But hot fudge is really easy to make! I always made my own as a child.
    >> I ate it on canned pears.

    >
    > I've seen chocolate dipped pears on the Internet. Haven't tried those yet.
    >
    > I didn't realize pears were so popular. Some companies like Harry and
    > David specialize in pears.


    These were not fresh pears. But then again neither are the ones from Harry
    and David. I have been gifted them a few times. These were canned pears
    and they were put in a bowl and the sauce poured over.



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    Ed Pawlowski Guest

    Default Re: Expensive hot fudge? Worth the money?

    On Sun, 30 Sep 2012 15:06:20 -0700, "Julie Bove"
    <[email protected]> wrote:



    >>
    >> My parents are crazy for hot fudge from a local restaurant called
    >> Friendly's.
    >>

    >Friendly's is a chain. And not a very good one at that.
    >


    They used to have a couple of decent things on the menu that were an
    OK meal for the price. They are in bankruptcy now. The original
    brothers that started the chain bought the real estate for cash. New
    owners sucked the cash out and have lots of debt.

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    Julie Bove Guest

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    "Ed Pawlowski" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > On Sun, 30 Sep 2012 15:06:20 -0700, "Julie Bove"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >>>
    >>> My parents are crazy for hot fudge from a local restaurant called
    >>> Friendly's.
    >>>

    >>Friendly's is a chain. And not a very good one at that.
    >>

    >
    > They used to have a couple of decent things on the menu that were an
    > OK meal for the price. They are in bankruptcy now. The original
    > brothers that started the chain bought the real estate for cash. New
    > owners sucked the cash out and have lots of debt.


    We ate at them occasionally, years ago when we were going from NY to PA. We
    never had a problem with them and we always pretty much ordered the same
    things. But I have read reviews and most people don't like them.



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    Cheryl Guest

    Default Re: Expensive hot fudge? Worth the money?

    On 9/29/2012 11:40 PM, Christopher M. wrote:
    > Some brands of hot fudge are expensive (almost $10).
    >
    > Are these pricey brands worth the money?
    >
    > Or should I do what Alton Brown says and make my own?
    > http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/f...ipe/index.html


    Make your own! Very simple, and very delicious.

    Fudge Ripple

    This has the authentic taste of that old-fashioned ripple of fudge. You
    can swirl it through just about any ice cream you like.

    Ingredients

    1/2 cup (100 g) sugar
    1/3 cup (80 ml) light corn syrup
    1/2 cup (125 ml) water
    6 tablespoons (50 g) unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


    Preparation

    Whisk together the sugar, corn syrup, water, and cocoa powder in a
    medium saucepan. Heat over medium heat, whisking constantly, until the
    mixture begins to bubble at the edges.

    Continue to whisk until it just comes to a low boil. Cook for 1 minute,
    whisking frequently. Remove from the heat, stir in the vanilla, and let
    cool. Chill in the refrigerator before using.

    Mixing It In
    The Fudge Ripple should be thoroughly chilled, as itís easiest to use
    when very cold. Just before you remove the ice cream from the machine,
    spoon some of the Fudge Ripple onto the bottom of the storage container.
    As you remove the ice cream from the machine, layer generous spoonfuls
    of the sauce between layers of ice cream. Avoid stirring the Fudge
    Ripple, as it will make the ice cream muddy looking.

    Variation
    To make Mocha Ripple, substitute strongly brewed espresso for the water
    in the recipe, or stir in 1 tablespoon of best-quality instant coffee
    granules after you boil the mixture.

    Storage
    Fudge Ripple can be stored for up to 2 weeks, covered, in the refrigerator.

    Read More
    http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/fo...#ixzz280vkdKtE


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    Pete C. Guest

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    "Christopher M." wrote:
    >
    > Some brands of hot fudge are expensive (almost $10).
    >
    > Are these pricey brands worth the money?
    >
    > Or should I do what Alton Brown says and make my own?
    > http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/f...ipe/index.html
    >
    > W. Pooh (AKA Winnie P.)
    > "Shopping makes me smart"
    > --Ratbert


    In a heavy small pot melt two squares (2oz) of unsweetened baking
    chocolate, once melted add one can of Borden Eagle brand sweetened
    condensed milk and stir to blend and heat. Done. Once you try this
    recipe you won't bother with more complicated ones since there is little
    or no benefit to the added complexity. Do not try to substitute store
    brand SCM, it sucks for this application.

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    Christopher M. Guest

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    "Pete C." <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Christopher M." wrote:
    >>
    >> Some brands of hot fudge are expensive (almost $10).
    >>
    >> Are these pricey brands worth the money?
    >>
    >> Or should I do what Alton Brown says and make my own?
    >> http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/f...ipe/index.html
    >>
    >> W. Pooh (AKA Winnie P.)
    >> "Shopping makes me smart"
    >> --Ratbert

    >
    > In a heavy small pot melt two squares (2oz) of unsweetened baking
    > chocolate, once melted add one can of Borden Eagle brand sweetened
    > condensed milk and stir to blend and heat. Done. Once you try this
    > recipe you won't bother with more complicated ones since there is little
    > or no benefit to the added complexity. Do not try to substitute store
    > brand SCM, it sucks for this application.


    I always use Borden. Never tried the store brand.


    W. Pooh (AKA Winnie P.)



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