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
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
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 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!
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
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!
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!
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!
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
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
This article appeared in the March/April 2015 issue of Hour Media's dbusiness magazine. Thank you, dbusiness, for showcasing our historic company and its Pure Michigan heritage! SWEET SALES Mackinac Island’s The Original Murdick’s Fudge has survived for 128 years by focusing on what it does best – using quality ingredients, avoiding artificial additives, and employing just the right … [Read more...] about dbusiness Magazine’s Century Club: Original Murdick’s Fudge Evolves To Thrive 100 Years And Beyond
We launch our Sweet Summer fudge-making season on Mackinac Island on May 1! Are you ready for another celebration of Pure Michigan bike rides, horses, ferries and fudge? As we prepare our Original Murdick's Fudge candy kitchens for your next visit, we asked Mackinac Island’s tourism leader about highlights from last summer and what to expect this season. We last saw Tim Hygh, executive … [Read more...] about 10 Questions With Mackinac Island’s Tourism Director About What Makes Our Pure Michigan Getaway So Special
Hurry up and get your jingle on! Our online holiday store closes at midnight tomorrow (Dec. 18), so fill up your shopping cart with delicious, all-natural Pure Michigan gift ideas delivered fresh from Mackinac Island. Original Murdick's Fudge makers Carnel and Ricardo have been working long 10-hour days since Dec. 1 handcrafting our scrumptious fudge, brittle, toffee and caramel corn. These … [Read more...] about Last Call: Give A Taste Of Mackinac To All On Your List — And Keep Some For Yourself For Entertaining Guests
A few years back, HGTV named Mackinac Island a top-10 Christmas Town. And for good reason. The sleighful of winners also includes other towns in Vermont, Colorado and Alaska. A television special on these top 10 towns portrayed Mackinac Island as it really is in the winter — full of community spirit. The narrator noted that the island seems “locked in time.” And now Impulcity also named … [Read more...] about Mackinac Island – America’s Top 10 Christmas Town – Stays True To Its Tradition
Here's a delicious deal! Our Mackinac Island summer season comes to a close on Halloween. That happens just a little too quickly for us. It's been a fun year! To celebrate, we are offering FREE SHIPPING on all "Sweet Summer" online orders through Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. This is just one way that we can say Thank You to all of our loyal customers for their support of our fudge, our … [Read more...] about End-Of-Season Deal: Free Shipping On All “Sweet Summer” Orders Through Oct. 24