There were a lot of “firsts” in 1887. Coca-Cola syrup and extract registered its patent. The paper napkin was introduced. And how about this? Notre Dame lost its first football game 8-0 to Michigan. Meanwhile, our very own Sara Murdick scored big-time in 1887 with her delectable fudge that wowed crowds at Mackinac Island’s first candy shop. Yep, 130 years ago this July, Sara and her husband, … [Read more...] about We’re Celebrating Our 130th Birthday With A ‘Buy Five Slices Of Fudge And Receive A Sixth Slice For $1.30’ Offer
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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!
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
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!’
We think our all-natural Original Murdick's Fudge is pretty darn good, and so do, of course, our returning and loyal customers. We recently had the good fortune to meet professional food writer/cookbook author Erin Byers Murray and asked her to weigh in (opinions, mind you, not scales and pounds!) with her thoughts and insights on our Mackinac Island fudge flavors. You’ll find her descriptions … [Read more...] about Renowned Food Writer Samples Our Mackinac Fudge; Here’s The Dish On Her Assessment
It’s good to be different. In fact, for Original Murdick's Fudge on Mackinac Island, it’s downright delicious to be different. One of the things people tell us over and over again is how they appreciate that we don’t use additives in our sweet treats. All flavors of Murdick's famous Mackinac Island fudge are handmade with all-natural and gluten-free ingredients, many of them come to us from … [Read more...] about Less Is More: We Skip The Additives To Create Mackinac Island’s Famous All-Natural Fudge