Best Fudge - 2001
Schmidt, Teuscher, and XOX are perfectly respectable when you're in the mood for a precious little package of Eurotrash truffle, but when you want a nice thick slab of belly-pleasing American fudge, See's is the place to head for. Despite its megachain status, See's continues to cook up fabulous chocolates on a regular basis, turning such simple foodstuffs as cocoa, butter, and sugar into the purest of palatable pleasures. Its deeply satisfying fudge is supple and creamy, not chewy or hard, and the added soupçon of crisp English walnuts lifts the whole experience into the stratosphere. Bonus: Even if you only buy a chocolate or two, the store will throw in an extra bonbon for free.