Sept. 23, 2012
-- When Richard D. Terpstra II, owner of Richard’s Candy Company first started his candy company back in 2009, he began with traditional fudge flavors that everyone recognized and enjoyed. Flavors such as peanut butter, chocolate walnut, butter pecan, dark chocolate with coconut and almond were some of his customers’ fast favorites. He soon realized that he could offer some “fun Floridian flavors” such as key lime pie, pineapple, orange cream, and coconut rum pineapple which tastes like a pina colada. Very unique flavors like pineapple firecracker and dark chocolate firecracker give a smooth, sweet, hot-n-spicy-
bite, then smooth again tickle to the tongue. Loyal customer, DeeDee says: "Richard's Fudge is the best. My favorite is peanut butter, but I have a lot of close seconds! I enjoy trying his daring combinations as well....pineapple fudge balls rolled in cayenne....scrumptious with a kick!! Great Guy~~~Great Fudge!!"
Richard soon realized that some of his customers had various health challenges that kept them from enjoying his traditional fudge flavors. Much to his customer’s delight and to always stay on the “cutting edge” of the market, Richard began offering sugar-free and vegan flavors of his beloved fudge. Then to evolve his product even further to provide selections for his health-conscious customers, Richard created his healthiest fudge called “In the Raw” which is a non-cooked fudge using such healthy ingredients like fresh-ground almonds, and fresh-ground peanuts, apple butter, wildflower honey, organic cacao, sea salt, and then rolled in chopped sunflower seeds, pistachios, walnuts & almonds. Since the “In the Raw” flavors have no added processed sugar, it is the healthiest choice for the many cancer survivors who are looking to have a sweet treat.
Richard D. Terpstra II, owner of Richard’s Candy Company is thrilled that his newest product, “In the Raw” fudge, has met with such satisfaction and approval from his customers. It is one of his top sellers at the Sarasota Farmer’s Market in downtown Sarasota on Saturday mornings from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. He has gained a great following of regular customers such as Kris who says: "Hi Richard,
Just wanted to let you know how much my family and I are enjoying your fudge. We don't consider ourselves a "fudge-loving"
family, but yours is a product we look forward to daily! Trying to eat healthy, your raw nut balls (“In the Raw”) are a treat I can eat without guilt, and my vegetarian kids love the vegan dark chocolate and especially the salted caramel fudge! My husband loves it all, regular, vegan, and raw. And the service is unparalleled!
The Café Evergreen at Warm Mineral Springs in North Port, Florida is carrying Richard’s Candy Company "In the Raw" fudge on their dessert board now, and they have to re-order often to satisfy their many customers who visit the Warm Mineral Springs for the day.
You can stop by several area farmer’s markets to visit with Richard D. Terpstra II and purchase some of his many Richard’s Candy Company fudge flavors…, that is ,if you can make up your mind after trying the many delicious free samples that he offers. This is why he offers a “mix-n-match-
fudge” pound choice – each flavor comes in a 4-ounce size, so you can choose up to 4 different flavors in the special discounted pound price which is currently $12.00. Also, several stores and restaurants in the area carry some of his fudge flavors for sale. Please visit the website for further information on locations: www.RichardsCandyCo.com or call: 941-809-3225.