Fischer & Wieser is happy to announce the expansion of their family brands through acquiring Texas Hill Country business, Fredericksburg Fudge, a producer of fudge with no preservatives, additives or fillers.
Fredericksburg Fudge was first established in 1981 by John Honigschmidt, becoming a family-owned business when he married Laura LaSala. Upon John’s death in 2017, Laura remained committed to the business and announced plans to retire in 2023.
“Both companies are family-owned and operated, and have known each other since our businesses started,” said Laura LaSala. “I couldn’t think of a more perfect outcome to keep our traditions alive and expand new offerings to our loyal customers throughout the country. Folding one family business into another just makes sense, especially when both were founded in Fredericksburg, Texas.”
Fischer & Wieser plans to transition operations immediately and offer fudge, chocolates, brittle and more for sale at their two Fredericksburg retail locations. Select products will be available for wholesale specialty customers.
“Fredericksburg Fudge is an iconic Texas brand that was started around the time Fischer & Wieser began selling to a wider audience beyond our own retail store,” said Case Fischer, Co-Founder of Fischer & Wieser. “John Honigschmidt, Mark Wieser and I were proud to be at the forefront of the specialty food industry in Texas in the mid ’80s. It’s a privilege for Fischer & Wieser to be able to take John’s brand, keep it alive and continue innovating.”
For Fischer & Wieser, Fredericksburg serves as the complement to what they do; sharing the flavour of the Texas Hill Country.
“As a family business, we can appreciate the hard work and dedication that John and Laura have poured into providing their customers with a consistent and quality product,” added Fischer. “My Co-Founder, Mark Wieser and I are confident their superior offering will be the perfect complement to the Fischer & Wieser family of brands.”
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