The Alaskan Fudge Company was started in 1980 by Blue and Debbie Bergmann. The recipe they have perfected was originally formulated as a chocolate fondue. Sometime in the late 1800s, a fortuitous accident happened when a candy maker on Mackinac Island botched a batch of fondue and discovered the beginnings of the very same fudge we make today.
Growing up in northern Michigan, Blue was familiar with the smooth creamy confection, and felt sure the climate in Southeast Alaska would be perfect for fudge production. And it was, the first few batches were next to perfect and the summer was spent in long hours of fudge making to keep up with hungry visitors. Since then it has graced the tables of many in the United States and Abroad. As the years went on, the company grew, and of course so did the family. The four Bergmann children were literally carried around the store on Dad’s back and were all raised in the store. Blue and Deb are still involved in the business but with 8 grandchildren and more on the way, they are looking forward to retirement! The store will be in good hands with their only son Scott and long time manager and owner Phil, continuing the tradition of making smooth creamy fudge for locals and passenger alike for many years to come! So give us a call, order online or jump on a cruise ship and come taste a bit of the Last Frontier!