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Hershey's Chocolate Syrup Fudge Recipe

Subject: Re: Hershey's Syrup fudge recipe
From: Kortney
Date: 11/11/2018 12:27 PM

On 11/10/2018 9:39 PM, Kortney wrote:

 My name is Kortney.
 I am looking for a recipe that my Father in Law has told me about.
 I searched your page but the only fudge recipes used Cocoa.
 I am looking for the Hershey’s Fudge Recipe that was on the side of the Syrup can… 
 not cocoa.
 Thank you for your help!

 Best Wishes,

Hi Kortney,

You know, I do these searches in steps:

First, I searched the entire Internet for a fudge recipe that said it was from the "Hershey's Chocolate Syrup label" or the "Hershey's Syrup label." I did not find any mention of such a recipe or any mention that a fudge recipe had ever appeared on the Hershey's Chocolate Syrup label.

Second, I searched the entire Internet for any fudge recipe that even called for Hershey's Chocolate Syrup by name. I only found one, which is the first recipe below, and that has marshmallows.

Third, I went to the Hershey's Community Archives website, which has photos or scans of all of the labels that have appeared on Hershey's Cocoa and Hershey's Chocolate Syrup cans.  They have photos of eleven labels that have appeared on Hershey's Chocolate Syrup cans since 1933. They have recipes on them, but not one has a fudge recipe.  I e-mailed the Hershey Community Archives and asked them if there had ever been a fudge recipe printed on the Hershey's Chocolate Syrup can. If I hear from them, I'll let you know what they say.

Finally, I searched for any recipes that called for Hershey's Chocolate Syrup, hoping that there would be a fudge recipe among them. I found a Hershey's Chocolate Syrup booklet entitled ""55 Recipes for Hershey's Syrup" that Hershey published several decades ago. It doesn't have a date, but you can tell that it is quite old because it refers to a "10c(ent) can of Hershey's Syrup." When was the last time that even the smallest can of Hershey's Syrup" cost a dime?  That booklet has several fudge recipes that call for Hershey's Chocolate Syrup.  Those recipes are below, beginning with the second recipe. They are from Hershey's, printed in a Hershey's Syrup recipe booklet, but there's no evidence that they were ever printed on the cans themselves.

At this point, I would have to say that I don't think that there was ever a fudge recipe printed on the Hershey's Chocolate Syrup can, although there have been some fudge recipes calling for Hershey's Syrup that were printed in recipe pamphlets & booklets published by the Hershey Company. If I hear otherwise from the Hershey Company or if someone sends me a photo/scan of a Hershey's Chocolate Syrup label that proves otherwise, then I will let ya'll know.


Chocolate Fudge

1 pkg. confectioners' sugar
1 sm. can evaporated milk
Butter size of egg
2 oz. Hershey's chocolate syrup
1/2 jar marshmallows
1/2 c. nuts (opt.)

Put all ingredients together except nuts and marshmallows. When mixture starts to boil, 
let boil exactly 10 minutes (time it). Take from heat, add marshmallows and nuts and beat 
until thick. Put into greased 8 x 8 inch pan. When cool, cut into squares.
These recipes are from: "55 Recipes for Hershey's Syrup":

Chocolate Fudge

2 cups sugar (granulated)
10c can Hershey's Syrup
same can full of milk
2 tablespoons butter
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix sugar, salt, Hershey's syrup and milk together and boil until a soft ball forms
that can be well handled when a portion is tested in cold water. Do not stir while
mixture is boiling. When candy has reached the soft ball stage remove from fire and
add butter and vanilla. Let cool. When cool beat until creamy. Pour into buttered pan.
Cut in squares. Nuts or coconut may be added just before beating.
Condensed Milk Fudge

2 cupfuls sugar
10c can Hershey's syrup
1/4 cupful sweetened condensed milk
1/4 cupful water
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoonful vanilla

Mix all the ingredients but the butter and vanilla together and heat to the boiling
point, then cook slowly to the soft-ball stage. Remove from fire and add the butter
and leave to become quite cold. Then add vanilla and beat until creamy.
Sour Cream Fudge

2 cupfuls sugar
10c can Hershey's syrup
1 cupful sour cream
1 teaspoonful vanilla

Mix the sugar, salt, and Hershey's syrup over the fire until hot, then add sour cream
gradually bring to the boiling point and cook without stirring to the soft-ball stage.
Cool, add vanilla and beat til thick.
Angel Fudge

2 cups granulated sugar
8 tablespoons Hershey's syrup
1 cupful milk
1 tablespoonful butter
1 teaspoonful vanilla
1 small can marshmallow whip

Place the sugar, Hershey's syrup and milk into a deep kettle and stir until the ingredients
are well blended. Boil without stirring until the mixture will form a soft ball when dropped
into cold water. Remove from fire and add the butter, vanilla, and marshmallow whip and allow
to stand until the mixture has cooled to lukewarm. Then beat until creamy and pour into
buttered tins. Cur into squares.
Molasses Fudge

10c can Hershey's syrup
2 cupfuls sugar
1/2 cupful molasses
1/2 cupful milk of cream
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cupful chopped nut meats
1 teaspoonful vanilla

Mix together the sugar, molasses, Hershey's syrup, milk and butter which has been melted and
heat to boiling point and cook slowly without stirring to the soft-ball stage. Cool, add 
vanilla and beat well, stirring in nut meats while beating.
Subject: thanks
From: Florence 
Date: 1/15/2019, 6:06 AM

On 1/14/2019 6:58 PM, Florence wrote:

Dear Uncle,

Thanks for the information on the chocolate syrup recipes. You answered a question--a 10c can 
means a 10 cent can.  Now my question is how much was in a 10 cent can so we can try those 
vintage recipes.  Do you know?



Hello Florence,

According to this 1934 Hershey's recipe pamphlet, the small can of Hershey's Chocolate Syrup held 5-1/2 ounces: Hershey's 1934 Cookbook

1/2 cupful (5-1/2-ounce can) Hershey's Chocolate Flavored Syrup


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