Nora P. Wolfson, the inventor of the original fudge sauce recipe, came to Miami from Omaha and married a Key West entrepreneur in the early 1920’s. She delighted in dreaming up wonderful desserts.

When she sold the sauce and cookies in the 1940’s and 1950’s to hotels like the Fontainebleau in Miami Beach, an ad stated: “Flavor at its finest…unbelievably rich Fudge Sauce with its intriguing bitter tang to delight epicurean palettes.”

There are even stories about a Miami politician who kept the cookies in a safe in his office.