Kelly the Culinarian: Tasty Tucson Tours: Mt. Lemmon, Part II

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Tasty Tucson Tours: Mt. Lemmon, Part II

After the disappointment of the $7 pie, my crew tried some hiking. It was weird to running streams in the middle of the desert, but the elevation creates an entirely different climate. The trails are fairly well marked, but with the water, a sturdy set of hiking boots would have helped. A steady supple of water is essential. Another important note is to make sure you fill up before leaving town; there are no gas stations near the top.
After a nice little hike, we stopped at the Mt. Lemmon General Store. This is an eclectic shop with souvenirs, groceries and supplies. However, the place is famous for its fudge. It comes it all kind of flavors -- mint, cookies and cream, peanut butter, rocky road, orange cream and who knows what else. The fudge is $10.99 per pound or $2.75 for a quarter pound.

I opted for the quarter pound of cookie dough fudge. It was white in color with chunks of chocolate chip cookie dough chunks scattered throughout. The flavor was rich and creamy with a prominent sugar texture. The cookie dough hunks were sweet and had a distinctly different texture from the fudge itself, so the two elements had to blend together in my mouth. Delicious! The quarter pound serving was more than enough for two servings. Keep in mind that if you pay with a credit card, there's a $.50 charge for purchases more than $5.



It's a good thing the fudge was over the top excellent at Mt. Lemmon because if it wasn't, after the pie incident I would have had to write off Summerhaven completely.

17 comments:

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Yummy Fudge! Loved that showcase of fudge and your choice of cookie-dough fudge. :) Sometimes, just one good eat makes the trip all worthwhile!

David Hall said...

Hi Kelly

Thanks for stopping by, where are you from? My brother lives in Baltimore, great place.

Fudge on a mountain?! We do a bar over here specifically invented for hikers and climbers - Kendal Mint Cake. A sickly slab of minty energy packed goodness! Just don't eat too much of it otherwise its bye bye molars.

All the best
David

LTodd said...

You still have our fudge woman!!!

Barbara said...

Lovley looking fudge. Aren't you scared of rattlesnakes when hiking? I love to hike in the forrest but we don't have any snakes in NZ.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

omg..fudge by the pound?? a total rare sight in malaysia, infact non-existent i dare say..i can only dream of that cookie dough..

David Hall said...

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All the best
David

Saju said...

Mmmmmmmm! fudge! melt in the mouth stuff.

People St.Clair said...

Fudge is my new favorite thing bad for my whole stay fit plan but good to my sweet tooth :)

bhags said...

Hi Kelly, stumbled here through some other blog. Am happy that i got to know ur wonderful blog...

Fudge on a mountain top, blessing in disguise

Lydia said...

For all of that hiking, there had better be more than fudge at the top of the mountain!

Dr ve Thru said...

Looks good. $10 is a bit steep, I think. :P

Sylvia said...

I like fudge,but what divesity in this store

stay-at-home mum said...

I love fudge - bad for the teeth tho'.

daphne said...

hey kelly! ooo.. love the fudge glass! i think there is a shop in Perth that does exactly the same thing-and they let us taste for free too! It's called "Candy Cow"! hhehe.

love your writing style!

Butters and Johnnycakes said...

Mmm... fudge. I haven't had fudge in years! It's so rich. I'd probably start with good old fashioned chocolate, then branch out to cookie dough, peanut butter, mint, you name it.

savvy savorer said...

I am clearly jealous. I love fudge.

Nancybee said...

Hello!

How nice of you to drop by my place. Thankx for your visit.

I can tell you that everything here looks sooooo good.

I don't really have a sweet tooth but once I start, it's hard to stay away from it!!!

Always nice to meet someone new here in the blogosphere.

Don't be a stranger. I haven't been posting much lately. Hopefully I'll be getting back into the groove! lol