When folks think of Mackinac Island, the first thing that always comes to mind is fudge. And then, of course, memories of horses, forts and bikes when contemplating this lovely slice of Pure Michigan paradise. But there are many other sites and activities to behold on this island jewel. This week, we put two lovely golf courses in the spotlight, including Wawashkamo Golf Club and the two nines … [Read more...] about Tee Up At Two Of Michigan’s Most Intriguing Golf Courses Located Right Here On Mackinac Island
There’s a Charlie Bucket in all of us waiting to unwrap the Golden Ticket! Remember Charlie? That lovable, sweet boy in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (book and movie) who won a grand tour of the candy factory (and then some)? Well, Original Murdick's Fudge is wrapping up that special Golden Ticket once again, this time as part of our fun-loving Mackinac Island Fudge Festival, which runs … [Read more...] about A Hidden Golden Ticket Could Win You A Mackinac Island Vacation; That’s Just Part Of The Fun At Annual Fudge Fest
It’s that time of year when Bob “Mr. B” Benser and his family, friends and staff put the fudge paddle down and think back to the day when Original Murdick’s Fudge rolled out its first batch of sweet goodness 129 years ago. As close as we can tell, it appears that Sara and Henry Murdick first opened their shop right around July 26, 1887. It was busy times indeed for this entrepreneurial couple … [Read more...] about Original Murdick’s Celebrates Its 129th Birthday And Mr. B’s 60th Mackinac Island Anniversary With Free Fudge
Wine is divine when enjoyed with chocolate, but gets even better aboard one or our brand-new “Sip N’ Sail” events, which pair Michigan wines with Original Murdick’s fudges. Participants will enjoy leisurely cruising and stunning sunsets amid the beautiful Straits of Mackinac, while sampling four Michigan wines and a variety of fudge flavors. Original Murdick’s Fudge will partner with Arnold … [Read more...] about Inaugural ‘Sip N’ Sail’ Straits of Mackinac Cruises Pair Famous Mackinac Fudge With Fine Michigan Wines
Fathers and fudge. Yes, really, there’s a special connection between dear ol’ Dad and traditional sweets, say those who this Father’s Day will toast their dad with recollections of sweet treats and days gone by. “My father loved the fudge that was made by a close family friend. It was fabulous and just thinking about it brings back nice memories. It makes me smile.” says Mary Liz Curtin, who … [Read more...] about Original Murdick’s Whips Up Tradition With A Sweet Father’s Day Gift Packed With Mackinac’s Favorite Fudge
Here on beautiful Mackinac Island, our annual Lilac Festival is in full bloom (runs through June 12), showcasing purples everywhere, from violet to lavender to amethyst shades. We're enjoying history presentations, lilac-specialist guided tours, wine tastings and more. And we can't wait for the highly anticipated parade to make its way past our shops. Our exclusive Lilac Festival drawstring … [Read more...] about Get An Exclusive Mackinac Island Lilac Festival Drawstring Bag Before They’re Gone!
The lilacs may be blooming in lower parts of the state, but up here on beautiful Mackinac Island, they’re just barely showing a bud. But soon, they’ll explode for our annual extravaganza with violets, purples, lavenders and more as they color the island with their aromatic splendor. And with that sprouts the highly anticipated 68th annual Lilac Festival, which runs June 3-12 and features … [Read more...] about The 10-Day Mackinac Island Lilac Festival Inspires Special Murdick’s Bags And Lots of Fun Activities
Here at the Original Murdick’s Fudge kitchen on beautiful Mackinac Island, we are stirring the pot in Mom's honor these days, as we create, for the first time ever, Mother’s Day Fudge Lovers Gift Boxes! Yes, you can do better than a box of chocolates from the drugstore for Mom. And yes, this may be the year to skip the flowers. Google, in fact, has reported that flowers are no longer the … [Read more...] about Original Murdick’s Fudge Stirs Up New And Delicious Mother’s Day Fudge Lovers Gift Boxes
Out & About On Mackinac Island Tim Hygh, executive director of the Mackinac Island Convention and Visitors Bureau, loves to dance around those big, open grassy spaces on Mackinac Island with his grandkids when they visit our Pure Michigan slice of paradise. It's this effervescent spirit that helps Tim so easily promote Mackinac Island to the world. Tim’s the face of all things … [Read more...] about Mackinac Island Preview: What’s New and Cool For The 2016 Sweet Summer Season!
Wedding Sweets Brochure (PDF) Our sweets consultants at Original Murdick's Fudge are starting to hear those wedding bells ring, ring, ring, as wedding season approaches. According to wedding-industry statistics, the most popular month for weddings is June. August, May, July, September and October follow June as the months in which most weddings occur, in order of popularity. Most wedding … [Read more...] about Wedding Favors In Lots Of Fudge Flavors — And More — Now Available From Original Murdick’s Fudge
From T+L Magazine "As part of Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards survey, readers were asked to evaluate islands around the world, ranking individual characteristics like romance, food—and even how friendly they are. It’s no surprise that far-flung destinations like Fiji, the Maldives, Bali, and Tasmania took the top spots. "A handful of winners are closer to home, including Washington … [Read more...] about T+L Magazine Readers Pick Our Fudge-Loving Mackinac Island As The World’s Friendliest Island
Original Murdick's Fudge elves are closing their Sweet Holiday online shopping cart early so they can process all orders in time for Christmas delivery by FedEx — and so they have time to enjoy a little family-time merriment! They'll stop accepting online orders at NOON on Thursday, Dec. 17, instead of midnight. So don't delay. Place your orders now for one of our seven holiday gift boxes. See … [Read more...] about UPDATE: Original Murdick’s Fudge Holiday Gift Box Orders NOW Close At Noon Thursday, Dec. 17!
We’re running the streets … of Greenfield Village in metro Detroit, that is. Our Original Murdick's team will be shuffling back and forth the next three weekends from our six Mackinac Island fudge posts at The Henry Ford’s iconic old-fashioned village, where all things are decked for the holiday season. Our new Greenfield Village Holiday Nights partnership is as fitting as nuts in fudge, as the … [Read more...] about To All Mackinac Fudge Lovers, A Good Night … At Greenfield Village’s Holiday Nights Event!
Oh, Christmas tree ... Oh, Christmas tree! Our Original Murdick's Fudge team cherishes our Mackinac Island community Christmas tree and all it stands for. That said, we commissioned a Michigan company this season to design a limited-edition holiday ornament that showcases the island's colorful tree and snow-covered Main Street (and yes, our white clapboard Main Street shop is tucked amid the … [Read more...] about Exclusive: Murdick’s Fudge Holiday Ornament Dazzles With Mackinac Island Christmas Tree And Snow Scene
It’s time for "Mack Friday" holiday deals here in our Mackinac Island fudge kitchen. Yeah, we don’t want to really refer to our deals-n-steals day as uh, "Black" Friday, because well, we’re so darn colorful in our Main Street sweets emporium. Original Murdick's Fudge is, in fact, taking the Black out of Black Friday and whipping up discounts on our 12 holiday fudge gift-box flavors that wow … [Read more...] about It’s Almost Murdick’s ‘Mack Friday’ (And Cyber Monday), And Boy Do We Have Some Sweet Deals To Share
We're in the holiday spirit big-time here in our Original Murdick’s Fudge candy kitchen on Mackinac Island. And we're kicking off a new holiday gift-giving season with a stocking full of goodies, including Pumpkin Spice Fudge, Holiday Cranberry Fudge and Pumpkin Seed Brittle! These new flavors, available in our six holiday gift boxes and custom orders, are sure to wow your family and guests … [Read more...] about We’re Cooking Up A Stocking Full Of New Holiday Flavors That Includes Cranberries, Pumpkin, Spices And More!
Original Murdick’s Fudge is excited to continue stressing the importance of community goodwill this season with a special limited-time holiday offering from Mackinac Island beginning today. It was announced on WDIV-TV 4's Tasty Tuesday program as we share news about our Thanksgiving and holiday treats offerings, including new brittle and fudge flavors and special discounts. And, of course, … [Read more...] about We’re on WDIV-TV 4’s TastyTuesday Today, Giving Away Special 2016 Calendars/Offering Deals On Online Orders
HOLD YOUR HORSES! Original Murdick’s Fudge is over-the-pumpkin-top excited to announce that we’ll be staying open for a good part of November as we ramp up our Mackinac Island kitchen for a ferryful of Thanksgiving treats! “This is the first time that we’ll be open in November,” says Original Murdick's Fudge of Mackinac Island owner Bobby Benser. “And we’re super excited about our Thanksgiving … [Read more...] about Newsflash: Murdick’s Fudge On Mackinac Island Will Stay Open This Month To Make Sweet Treats For Thanksgiving
A little seed was planted in our Original Murdick's Fudge heads this past summer as we started musing about how to create a totally autumn sweet treat. That seed would be the crispy, crunchy texture-y pumpkin seed! Our new straight-out-of-the-patch Pumpkin Seed Brittle will make one of its fall debuts Oct. 3 at Michigan’s treasured Greenfield Village, when the historic Dearborn gem throws … [Read more...] about Original Murdick’s Stirs Up A Pumpkin-Pleasin’ Partnership With A Michigan Treasure — Historic Greenfield Village!
Guest Post by Brenda Horton Very few of you who will read this know Gracie Irish, and I have to admit I don’t know her either – at least I’ve never met her face to face. But, as a mother, I know Gracie as if she was my own child. Shimmering on the surface of every parent’s heart is a fear so terrible we can scarcely speak of it. It can come at us like some horrible monster at any moment of … [Read more...] about Original Murdick’s ‘Block Out Cancer’ Fundraiser Continues Through Sept. 27. P.S. Gracie Says ‘Thanks!’