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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!’
A picture tells a thousands words. Our Original Murdick's Fudge team knows that for sure. Just look at artist Noel Skiba’s special Mackinac Island Harbor painting that graces our exclusive five-slice summer gift boxes. To continue our colorful fudge box tradition, we need your help to decide which of Noel's two newest Mackinac Island paintings to use for our next box. See the details below … [Read more...] about Which Potential Mackinac Fudge Box Painting Do You Prefer? Tell Us And Win Free Fudge!
The Mackinac Island Fudge Festival will be going full steam ahead beginning Friday, Aug. 21 and running through Sunday, Aug. 23. Our gang at Original Murdick’s Fudge has a kettle-full of fun in store for visitors and also fudge lovers who can’t make it to the island. “Our fudge family is celebrating the sweet treat with a brand-new flavor, a limited-edition fudge pizza, fudge give-aways and a … [Read more...] about We’re Celebrating Mackinac Fudge Festival With Give-Aways, New Peanut-y Flavor And Special-Edition Beer & Pizza
They’re here! We introduced our first-ever drawstring sling bags, good for toting all you need during your Mackinac Island getaway. Whether you sling it on your back, let it dangle from your shoulder or toss it into your bike basket, be sure to stuff the Original Murdick's Fudge drawstring bags with island essentials — suntan lotion, water, sunglasses, a sweatshirt for when those island breezes … [Read more...] about Pack Up Some Fun With These New Original Murdick’s Fudge Drawstring Bags Featuring Island Graphics
Michigan Native Promotes Mackinac Island By Dale Buss in Forbes Magazine One of the things Michiganders like best about the “Pure Michigan” television and radio ads voiced by Tim Allen— and surely a quality that also attracts targeted out-of-staters — is that he seems to mean it. That’s because he does. The affable actor and favorite son of Michigan has been the mellifluous voice of … [Read more...] about Forbes Magazine: Tim Allen & ‘Pure Michigan’ Ad Campaign Prosper Together For The Past Decade
When you’re on idyllic Mackinac Island in Michigan’s beckoning Straits of Mackinac, every day is special and worthy of a toast! But on Tuesday, June 16, Original Murdick's Fudge will be ‘toasting’ like crazy as we pour out our new super-delish National Fudge Day flavor for 2015 — Salt Toasted Coconut Double Chocolate. We’ve put this enticing combination of flavors through the … [Read more...] about We Toast National Fudge Day With A New Flavor, Online Deal And In-Store Give-Aways
Wedding bells seem to be ringing on a regular basis this season. And Murdick's "sweets for sweethearts" have never been more plentiful or delicious. 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. And those are exactly the months that we … [Read more...] about Original Murdick’s Fudge Vows To Offer The Perfect Wedding Favors And SweetBar Options – Fresh From Mackinac Island
Our Pink Pony Bar & Grill in the Chippewa Hotel rules as the island’s best entertainment hotspot. Hands down! And now the website Thrillist, which often recognizes all types of “best spots” around the country, puts the Pink Pony right up there as the “Most Iconic Bar in Michigan.” General Manager Brian Bailey and his Chippewa crew can take a bow for the vitality they create inside this … [Read more...] about Thrillist Website Names Mackinac Island’s Pink Pony The ‘Most Iconic Bar in Michigan’