ISU Food Science Club takes on ‘Fudge Mania’


Photo Courtesy of the ISU Food Science Club

The Valentine’s Day fudge, prepared by members of the ISU Food Science Club, is for sale online through Saturday.

Jenna Hrdlicka

The ISU Food Science Club is gearing up for Valentine’s Day and raising money for its club during its Valentine’s Fudge Sale. 

The sale includes four different flavors of homemade fudge, which can be ordered online through Saturday for pickup in February. 

The fudge is made by members of the club, who have all completed SafeFood 101, a food safety training offered through the ISU Office of Risk Management. 

“We do it during a typical [club] meeting night and make about as many batches as we can in about a two- to three-hour period,” Morgan Denzer, senior in food science and ISU Food Science Club president, said.

The evening of fudge making, referred to as “Fudge Mania” by club members, is Denzer’s favorite part of the sale. 

“Just working together [in groups] of two or three — it’s a lot of fun,” said Denzer, who participated in last year’s sale as well. 

The flavors offered this year are chocolate; peanut butter; cookies and cream, which includes Oreos; and cyclone, which includes peanuts, marshmallows and M&M’s. 

Each half-pound box of fudge is $6, but buyers also have the option of purchasing two boxes for $10. 

Proceeds from the sale will go toward the club’s activities throughout the semester, including trips, a conference with the club’s sister professional organization IFTSA, the Institute of Food Technologists Student Association and the meals provided at every club meeting, Denzer said. 

These activities help members gain experience with various aspects of food science, according to the Food Science and Human Nutrition website. 

Last year the club was able to raise about $500 through the sale, Denzer said. 

Completed fudge orders will be available for pickup from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 10 and from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 13, according to Inside Iowa State. 

Payment for the orders will be collected at the time of pickup, with both cash and checks accepted, according to the club’s website.