Welcome back to the Original Murdick’s Fudge blog, where we point you in the magical direction of yummy treats, Mackinac Island happenings and more. Although many think that our island businesses often go dormant or “hibernate” during the winter, the cold long season is for most of us one of the busiest times of the year. Like hardy tulip and daffodil bulbs working relentlessly to bring … [Read more...] about Mackinac Island Is Abloom With New Offerings, Including Our Mother’s Day Sweet-Treat Trio
It's the most wonderful time ... of the year ... on Mackinac Island. To celebrate, our Original Murdick's Fudge elves are offering FREE SHIPPING for all holiday gift box orders placed on Friday, Dec. 16 only. It's all part of this season's national Free Shipping Day! There's no special code needed. Just enter your order online here and we'll cover your FedEx shipping charges! Our Sweet … [Read more...] about See It To Believe It: Our Elves Present A FREE Shipping Deal On All Holiday Gift Box Orders Friday, Dec. 16
Good day, fudge lovers! So we kinda had a feeling that our new holiday White Chocolate Candy Cane fudge was destined for greatness the second it was poured out of the kettle. It was then that one of our team members suggested that not only is this fudge great as is, but oh-what-fun it would be to try it in a Christmas-y cookie recipe. So our elves put on their tasseled tinkering caps and … [Read more...] about Give It A Try! Add Our Festive Holiday Peppermint Twist Flavor To This Cookie Recipe. It’s A Winner!
There are so many wonderful things to love about Michigan, including Original Murdick's Fudge on Mackinac Island, says WJR-AM radio personality Frank Beckmann. In this recent radio interview with WJR-AM, our Bobby Benser, Jr., shares that it's the third season to re-open our Mackinac Island fudge shop for December and make fresh holiday treats that can be delivered by FedEx all over the nation. … [Read more...] about WJR’s Frank Beckmann Chats With Bobby Benser About Cold Mackinac Winters And Hot Holiday Gift Ideas
Mackinac Island shines far and wide now that the Main Street Christmas tree's lights have been turned on. The annual community Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony, which took place last night (Dec. 2) just steps from our Original Murdick's Fudge shop (yes, we took a few minutes off from making our Mackinac Island fudge to watch the street light up!), drew folks from throughout the island … [Read more...] about The Switch Has Been Thrown On Mackinac Island and Main Street’s Christmas Tree Now Glows With Holiday Cheer
We’re divulging our Original Murdick's Fudge secret ingredients today! It’s … (drum roll, please!) … it’s two heaping scoopfuls of tradition and technique! And what better time to share some of that with you than now, during this the most traditional season of the year – the Sweet Holidays on Mackinac Island? You can pretty much find the main ingredients of fudge online or in cookbooks. And … [Read more...] about We’re Divulging Our Secret Ingredients (Kind Of) In Mackinac Island’s Most Famous Fudge
"Well they’ve got a new dance ... it goes like this … Yeah, the name of the dance is Peppermint Twist." Remember that song? That’s exactly what we at Original Murdick's Fudge are singing and dancing to this season as we twist around our marble-top fudge tables creating our new Sweet Holidays fudge flavor — White Chocolate Candy Cane. Oh, do our fudge elves love our new Candy Cane fudge, and … [Read more...] about New Twist On An Old Favorite — White Chocolate Mingles With Peppermint In Our Holiday Candy Cane Fudge
When Original Murdick’s Fudge came up with our Turtle fudge flavor, it wasn’t by accident. In fact, the Turtle variety’s very conception draws on the fact that Mackinac Island itself has for many generations been referred to as the Great Turtle. But of course, when it comes to legend and how things began way back when, there are always different interpretations. So let’s sloooow down (like … [Read more...] about Shelling Out A Great Deal: ‘The Legend Of Mackinac Island’ Inspires Fun Turtle Fudge Giveaway
Go Brits! Mackinac Island is honoring one of our favorite Michigan colleges — Albion — this weekend with fun alumni gatherings, special Grand Hotel packages, and, naturally, lots of fudge! No doubt, Michigan's Upper Peninsula is beginning to turn orange, gold and red as the fall season spins into gear. But here on Mackinac Island it’s all about purple this weekend! What, you might ask, do … [Read more...] about Our Albion Family Joins The Grand Hotel In Welcoming Alumni For Annual Mackinac Island Getaway
While Mackinac Island visitor numbers wind down as the summer season comes to an end, here at Original Murdick's Fudge we're hearing lots of wedding bells as we gear up for fall’s many weddings. We create sweet wedding favors in a variety of flavors as well as provide an old-fashioned SweetBar for those who prefer additions to fudge — think English toffee, peanut brittle, yummy taffy, and fresh … [Read more...] about Here Comes The Fudge: ‘Fall Bridal Celebrations’ Show At The Palace Serves Up A Delicious Success For OMF!
If you’ve not visited our Mackinaw Crossings store in Mackinaw City or our St. Ignace fudge shop, you may want to do just that this fall color season. These cities are hubbubs of fun and a great way to cap your Pure Michigan fall travel experiences or your adventures before and after the region's many festivals and events. Eleven-year fudge veteran and Crossings store manager Kelly … [Read more...] about Our Mackinaw City And St. Ignace Fudge Shops Gear Up For Busy Fall Color Tour Season
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!