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5 Best Fudge Shops, Truffles In New York City

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June 16th is National Fudge Day, so why not celebrate with one of these five sweet treats? By Carly Petrone.

Mini Melanie
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You're going to want to make a trip to the Lower East Side to pick up a box of Mini Melanie's latest truffle. The Cookies n' Cream fudge truffle is nothing short of delicious. It's filled with creamy fudge and a crunch of homemade Oreo in the center. You may want to snap a picture of these decadent and beautiful bites before you eat them - each one is individually painted with a black splatter finish. Can't make it to the store? They ship nationwide and are available for delivery so there's no excuse not to satisfy that sweet tooth.

li-lac chocolates
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You can't go wrong by celebrating National Fudge Day with a 1 lb. box of Li-Lac Chocolates' Legendary Fudge. Enjoy 8 individually cupped fudge pieces for $26. Manhattan's oldest chocolate house has been making fudge for more than 90 years (with the original recipe!). Plus, their fudge is both gluten-free and Kosher friendly so everyone can celebrate this sweet holiday.

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If you're in Southampton or planning on taking a trip out there, definitely stop into the Southampton Fudge Company on Main St. You can buy homemade fudge that is rich and creamy – the best kind of butter confection. Try traditional favorites like Vanilla Chocolate Swirl or Maple Walnut or try something a little different like Jamocha Mud Slide or one of their seasonal favorites. You can also pick up a box or order a pound of fresh fudge for $29.95. You might want also be enticed to try their salt water taffy – another must-have candy for the upcoming summer season.

Pumpkin Pie Fudge
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It may not be Thanksgiving yet but The Sweet Life store on Hester St. is busy whipping up some pretty stellar pumpkin pie fudge. A pound will only cost you $12.50 (something you may want to remember once the holiday season rolls around). One bite of this comforting flavor and you'll immediately want to gather your friends and family together for a turkey dinner.

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If you're still looking for a last minute Father's Day gift then make your way to Jacques Torres. They're offering a special fudge-like dessert that comes with a little kick. Dad's Cognac Truffles ($18/box) are infused with real Cognac and tossed in cocoa powder, making them a bit more exotic than the traditional chocolate truffle. These delicious bites are only available this week so make sure to place your order now.

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Carly Petrone is a freelance writer living in New York City.

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