Where did opera fudge get its name?

The Fisher Opera House opened in 1878 in the 700 block of Cumberland Street, across the street from Wertz’s current location. According to the legend, some patrons, German immigrants, took chocolate-covered creams to the comedic operas as a snack. Hence, the name opera fudge.

What is opera fudge?

Wertz Candies Opera Fudge is a rich, delectable confection made in Lebanon, Pennsylvania and enjoyed worldwide. We use whole cream from a local dairy, cane sugar, pure vanilla and lots of technique to make our creamy centers. They are then hand dipped in pure chocolate liquor on our antique marble table.

Where does opera fudge come from?


This sweet treat is known around the world but is still only made in Lebanon County. Opera fudge – a unique food that may not have actually had anything to do with the opera, and it’s not even a fudge. But it is delicious.

How many calories are in a piece of opera fudge?

Nutrition Facts

61 calories; fat 1g; cholesterol 3mg; saturated fat 1g; carbohydrates 13g; vitamin a 10.3RE; sodium 8mg.

Where can I buy Van Winkles opera fudge?

Van Winkle’s opera fudge may be found at smaller Lebanon County stores like Blouch’s Mini-Market, Zweier’s, Laudermilch’s Meats, and Smith’s Candies. Lancaster County customers can visit Stauffer’s of Kissel Hill, while Karns Foods and Pronio’s Market serve Dauphin County.

Can you use paraffin wax in chocolate?

Paraffin wax has both cosmetic and functional purposes when used with chocolate. Adding paraffin wax to melted chocolate gives it a glossy finish when it hardens. It also helps the chocolate remain solid at room temperature.

Is birthday candle wax edible?

Candle wax is considered nonpoisonous, but it may cause a blockage in the intestines if a large amount is swallowed.

How do you harden chocolate without wax?

Paraffin, almond bark and compound coatings are used to help chocolate set properly. They are additives that are not needed when the chocolate has been tempered properly.

Does coconut oil make chocolate shiny?

Coconut oil is the secret to achieving a super-shiny chocolate coating. It brings a little extra luster to melted chocolate, which, on its own, can become matte when dry. Not only does coconut oil make your chocolate coating shine, but it also helps the chocolate harden.