National Penuche Fudge Day is on July 22 in the United States. Ever wondered what penuche means? Penuche is a type of fudge made with butter, milk, and brown sugar and flavored lightly with vanilla. Penuche fudge has a lighter texture than regular fudge. An easy way to distinguish penuche fudge from regular fudge is by its color — penuche fudge often has a tannish color due to the caramelization of the brown sugar. Penuche fudge does not require too many ingredients and is quite easy to make. The fudge is best enjoyed with a steaming hot cup of coffee.