Fudge is a well-loved Western confectionery which is usually very sweet, extremely rich and frequently flavored with cocoa. It is made by mixing sugar, butter, and milk and heating it to the soft-ball stage at 240 °F (116 °C), and then beating the mixture while it cools so that it acquires a smooth, creamy consistency. Chocolate can also be mixed in to make chocolate fudge. Fudge makes an excellent gift and can be shipped without any hassle as long as proper packing is observed prior to mailing. Here’s how to properly pack and ship homemade fudge.
Get an airtight container and line the bottom and sides with sheets of wax paper. The wax paper prevents the fudge from sticking to the edges.
Cut the fudge into two-inch squares and place them inside the bottom of the container. Use more wax paper on the sides of the fudge to prevent sticking. Or you can place each fudge piece into a muffin cups before placing it in the container. Lay a final piece of wax paper on top.
Put the lid on the container and make sure that it is properly sealed. Place it inside a freezer-safe bag before putting it in the freezer. Freeze the fudge. While your fudge won’t arrive frozen, sending it frozen delays the melting process by several hours.
Get a cardboard box and place the fudge container inside. Pack the remaining space with crumpled newspaper to cushion movement during shipping. Packing peanuts can also be used to fill spaces. Tape the box shut and write the appropriate destination and return addresses on top.
Take the package to the post office or shipping company and choose overnight or express mail to avoid spoiling and melting.