About us

Make exceptional profits from Calico’s Fudge Programme!

Calico Cottage is a family owned manufacturing company and the European arm of the largest provider of fudgemaking equipment and ingredients in the World. We are also the older sibling of UK chocolate manufacturers The Cambridge Confectionery Company. Calico was very first started in Long Island New York in 1964 by a man named Leonard Wurzal. In 1989 Nigel Baker started Calico Cottage in the UK initially importing ingredients from Calico’s USA branch but very quickly moving into manufacturing ourselves. At a time when UK banks would not support him, Calico USA provided credit, stock and amazing support.

Whilst links to our American colleagues remain very strong, 33 years on Calico is an established British manufacturing success story with year on year growth. Mixes and fudge making machinery are all made in our factory in Cambridgeshire. Currently two generations of the Baker family are employed at Calico along with 40 other staff from the local Cambridgeshire area. Calico prides itself on developing young talent. The senior managers are very much home grown often joining Calico as packing staff only to be trained and developed to do jobs that larger companies could never offer them.

Fudge sells at between 4 and 5 times cost and could be the most profitable item in your store but how do you start?

On this site you will find videos showing how to make fudge, tools to forecast your profit potential and some stories from existing customers.


Want to know more? Give us a call and we would be happy to give you any information you need to make this programme work for you

From how to make the fudge to how to display it beautifully in the best location for maximum sales. Our password protected Trade Portal has further videos on sales techniques, promotions, recipes and ideas.


Have you met our chocolatey younger sibling
The Cambridge Confectionery Company?

After years in the fudge business we branched out to make our own handmade chocolate collection. Explore our wholesale range of handmade chocolates here!