National Penuche Fudge Day
Penuche is not such a mystery flavor. The fudge tastes like its main ingredients, including brown sugar, vanilla and pecans (or walnuts, depending on the recipe). New England gift shops, candy shops and food fairs often offer Penuche fudge. Southerners may know it as Brown Sugar Fudge. Recipes for the sweet treat appear in 1929's "The Candy Cook Book" by Alice Bradley. In the fudge chapter, Bradley includes recipes for Postum penuche, pecan penuche and raisin penuche.