The Natchez Original Fudge Factory

At Darby’s we take great pride in our delicious fudge made in our little fudge factory in Historic Downtown Natchez, MS.
We use nothing but the finest ingredients including fresh cream, butter and wonderful homegrown Natchez pecans.

One of the secrets to Darby’s Famous Fudge is a little Motown and homegrown Mississippi pecans. Our fresh cream and butter fudge, is some of the best in the nation – and a true Natchez tradition!

Order homemade vanilla fudge, chocolate fudge, peanut butter fudge, and other delicious fudge flavors that are beautifully gift wrapped from this popular fudge shop located on historic Main Street in Natchez, Mississippi.

Darby’s has been delighting people across the country with their Famous Fudge for over 20 years!

Every effort (from making the fudge to wrapping it in delightfully decorated tins or boxes) is made with only one thing in mind – to satisfy you, the customer.

At Darby’s, we take great pride in our delicious fudge made in our little fudge factory in Historic Downtown Natchez, MS. We use nothing but the finest ingredients including fresh cream, butter and wonderful homegrown

Fudge by the Box!

1.5 (One & A Half Pound) Box of Fudge

In our homemade 1.5 pound box of fudge, select from 3 different flavors to create a wonderful gift for any occasion or maybe just for yourself!

It’s easy, let us help!

  • Give us a call for fast customer service – 800-332-9062 or 601-446-9737

  • Select your flavor(s)

  • Choose how it will be wrapped: Traditional / Holiday?

  • Personal Note?  Just let us know what you would like to say.

  • On it’s way!!!

Only $29.99

Fudge by the Tin!

Tin of Homemade Fudge

In our homemade tin of fudge, find a variety of mount-watering flavors to create a wonderful gift for any occasion or maybe just for yourself & family!

It’s easy, let us help!

  • Give us a call for fast customer service – 800-332-9062 or 601-446-9737

  • Let us know if you would like specific fudge flavors?

  • Personal Note?  Just let us know what you would like to say.

  • On it’s way!!!

Only $69.99

Darby’s fudge has Miss-Lou mouths watering…

Good cooks always have secret ingredients. Darby’s Famous Fudge creator Darby Short is no different. For the past 23 years, Short has been adding her secrets to a fairly common fudge recipe.

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Need to Reach Us?

For generations our goal has been to establish lifelong relationships with our customers. At Darby’s, we take great pride in our delicious fudge made in our little fudge factory 410 Main Street, Natchez, MS. Let us know what we can do to help make your holidays, gift giving, or celebrations a great success.

One of the secrets to Darby’s Famous Fudge is a little Motown and homegrown Mississippi pecans.

Our fresh cream and butter fudge, is some of the best in the nation – and a true Natchez tradition!

Our Fudge is available in boxes or tins, beautifully wrapped.

We look forward to hearing from our customers. Please contact us.

Phone (Toll-free): 800-332-9062 or 601-446-9737
Fax: 601-446-8279

Email Us: Darby@darbysfudge.com

By standard mail:
Darby’s Famous Fudge
410 Main Street
Natchez, MS 39120

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. CST
CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE: For DECEMBER, Monday – Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. CST (or later)

We look forward to serving you!
darby@darbysfudge.com

Shipping Information: Orders usually ship within 3 business days from order date.

Refund, Returns and Cancellation Policies:

At Darby’s Famous Fudge, we strive to keep a 100% customer satisfaction rate. However if you ever have any complaints, questions, comments or suggestions please don’t hesitate to contact us. Through feedback from our customers we learn how to better serve everyone. After we receive your letter, phone call or email we will follow up with you in a timely manner and try to resolve any issues as best to make you happy.

OUR GUARANTEE: Darby’s Famous Fudge unconditionally guarantees all food or merchandise. If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, you may return it within 30 days for a full refund of the purchase products price. Shipping costs will only be refunded if order sent is incorrect or item is broken.

What do I do if my order is incomplete, incorrect or damaged? 

Darby’s Famous Fudge is committed to providing excellent customer support. If your order is incomplete, incorrect or damaged, please Contact Us via email at Darby@darbysfudge.com or by phone at 800-332-9062.

Send mail to darby@darbysfudge.com with questions or comments about this web site.

Fudge Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How long will fudge last?

Darby’s Famous Fudge will stay fresh for about a week or so at room temperature. However, it tastes so good, it will likely be eaten in less than a day! For longer storage periods, we recommend you place fudge in an airtight container or zip-lock freezer bag and freeze it. Fudge does have an attraction to humidity so an airtight container will protect it. Frozen fudge can last over six months with no color, taste, or texture change.

What should I do if the fudge has dried out?

Don’t throw Darby’s Fudge away. Simply warm it in a microwave proof container with 30-second intervals at 50% power.

What are other ways Darby’s Famous Fudge can be used (Fudge Recipes)?

Darby’s Famous Fudge can be melted over ice cream for a great dessert recipe. You can also freeze it and then shave it over desserts or cube it into thin layers for additions to birthday cakes. It is perfect to dribble melted chocolate fudge over cookies or dip pretzels into melted fudge. Homemade desserts are even better by adding homemade fudge recipes.

Does fudge travel well in hot weather?

Shipping during mid-summer temperatures may cause the fudge to become less solid and shift around in the box or tin on long trips. We tend to avoid shipping in very hot conditions and will contact you if shipping is not recommended.

Can I personalize a message with my purchase? 

Yes, it’s easy. Simply add the note under the “comment” section during checkout. We will include your important note on a card with each shipment.

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History of Fudge

Fudge History

Before 1886, the origin and history of fudge is unclear, but Fudge is thought to be an American invention. Most believe the first batch was a result of a accidental “fudged” batch of caramels, hence the name “fudge”.

In 1886, fudge was sold at a local Baltimore grocery store for 40 cents a pound. This is the first known sale of fudge. A letter, found in the archives of Vasser College, written by Emelyn Battersby Hartridge reveals that Emelyn wrote that her schoolmate’s cousin made fudge in 1886 in Baltimore and sold it for 40 cents a pound.

In 1888, Miss Hartridge asked for the fudge recipe, and made 30 pounds of fudge for the Vassar Senior Auction. The recipe was very popular at the school from that point forward. Fudge became a new confection after word spread to other women’s colleges of the tasty delight. Later, Smith and Wellesley schools each developed their own recipe for fudge.

Definition of Fudge

Fudge is a crystalline candy and controlling the sugar solution crystallization is the key to delicious, smooth fudge. One of the most important aspects of any candy is the final texture. Temperature separates hard caramels from fudge and tiny microcrystals of sugar in fudge gives fudge its firm but smooth texture. The secret to successful fudge is getting these crystals to form at just the right time.

Additional Information

For more Fudge “lore”, Fudge history, and Fudge Recipes, please refer to the book “Oh Fudge” by Lee Edwards Benning.