Boutique fudge store plans Royal Albert Dock opening

A boutique fudge chain with more than 30 UK stores could be opening at Liverpool’s Royal Albert Dock.

Roly’s Fudge Pantry has submitted plans to Liverpool City Council for the internal fit out of Unit 17, The Colonnades at the Grade I-listed landmark.

Roly’s uses traditional methods to create handmade fudge available in a range of flavours including Vanilla Clotted Cream, Rum ‘n’ Raisin, Peanut Butter and Lemon Meringue.

Each of the chain’s 39 stores still follow an old family recipe to make the sweet treat in full view of customers.

Peter and Lindsey Riley opened the first Roly’s Fudge Pantry in Torquay in 1987.

The husband and wife team began producing the natural fudge in the farmhouse kitchen of their 16th Century Devon cottage.

 

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The fudge is still made using the traditional method of cooking the ingredients together in copper pans before being poured out onto a slap of solid marble.

If approved, the new store would open at Unit 17, The Colonnades – close to Tate Liverpool.

New data released yesterday showed footfall increased by 13% during the April to September summer period this year at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, compared to the same six months in 2017.

Bosses said new tenants and the acquisition of ‘Royal’ status have been behind the boosted visitor numbers.

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