Scilly Fudge Could Get Green Light For Olympics Next Week

Michelle Mapplethorpe outside her shop on Holgate's Green

Two meetings next week will decide whether fudge made in Scilly becomes an official product at two Olympic venues.

Michelle Mapplethorpe of the Handmade Fudge Company, based on the Strand, received an email earlier this week asking her to meet two groups of official buyers.

Michelle is taking a presentation pack of four of her award–winning flavours. She already had plans to be in the capital to attend the Specialty and Fine Food Fair at Olympia.

She says she was nervous when she received the message but hasn’t had time to think about it since. Michelle says she doesn’t know yet what quantities they’ll need buy says she can happily make 15kg of fudge an hour and can double the output if necessary.

Her pitch to the buyers explained how the business has grown to employ three local people on a part–time basis and suggests that produce from Scilly should be part of the Olympics because the islands are unique.