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
Guest fudge maker Mary Pat Rosen had one sweet time recently, beginning with tying on an Original Murdick’s Fudge white apron, to shadowing sweet-shop fudge maker Carnel, to trying her hand (or did she use two?) at shaping the just-poured fudge concoction into a ready-to-slice richly delicious loaf. “We were on the island with other Cranbrook Schools (Bloomfield Hills, MI) moms (who are friends … [Read more...] about Guest Fudge Maker Mary Pat Says That Creating The Perfect Loaf ‘Is Not As Easy As It Looks!’
Check out TV 9&10 Reporter Kalin Franks' interview with Phil Porter, director of the Mackinac State Historic Parks, here. The Mackinac Island battle from the War of 1812 happened on August 4, 1814. On Monday, August 4 at 3 p.m., actors will recreate the battle using authentic weapons, formations, uniforms and positioning on the exact spot the battle happened. Hundreds of reenactors and … [Read more...] about TV 9&10 Previews The War of 1812 History And Battle Reenactment This Weekend On Mackinac Island
Bobby live! Fox 2 Detroit's The Nine morning TV show personality Kam Carman interviewed Bobby Benser today about our Sweet Summer treats and the upcoming Mackinac Island Fudge Festival on Aug. 22-23. Click HERE to watch his tasty TV2 morning show segment. "It's our 127th birthday on July 27 so we're giving away a free slice of Michigan Honey Butter fudge to the first 127 guests visiting our … [Read more...] about Bobby Talks Fudge on Fox 2 Detroit Morning TV Show
Around here, we love to find things to celebrate. With that, Happy Birthday to us! On Sunday, we turn 127 years old. Mackinac Island’s original fudge shop, which opened its doors in 1887, continues its longtime tradition handcrafting all-natural fudge the same way original Murdick's family members did more than a century ago. Today, we continue to serve up fresh, gluten-free fudge, … [Read more...] about Happy Birthday To Us! We Turn 127 On July 27 — So Come Unwrap Your Free Gift!
Say good night to our awesome marble fudge-making tables! Before shutting off the lights at our Mackinac Island, Mackinaw City and St. Ignace fudge shops every night, we cover these precious tables with heating blankets to ensure that our first batch of fudge each morning is poured onto marble that is just the right temperature. As for our old-fashioned, 1887 recipe that Sara … [Read more...] about Heating Blankets, Mackinac Island Weather Conditions Help Make Our Fudge So Uniquely Textured
So a man from Canada walks into our Mackinac Island fudge shop. He points to a sign in the window that says "Send Fudge Anywhere In The U.S. For Only $6." He asks our team leader Patti if that's true. She sweetly replies yes. "Then I want to be shipped to Hawaii," he says, as he whips out his wallet and shows her that his name is "Mr. Fudge." LOL Posted July 17, 2014 … [Read more...] about Only On Mackinac Island! We Love Hearing Fun Fudge Stories Like This
“I love, love, love brown sugar and fudge and, well, sweets are my thing … ” so says Monica Drake-Carter of New Baltimore, MI, winner of our National Fudge Day New Flavor Contest. Monica learned about our contest on our Facebook page and conjured up a dream flavor that got our fudge wheels spinning here in one of our Mackinac Island, MI shops. She suggested we try to create a “Michigan Honey … [Read more...] about We’re All Abuzz Over Our New National Fudge Day Contest Winning Flavor – Michigan Honey Butter
F is our favorite letter in the alphabet and not only because it stands for FUDGE. This month, we enjoy three ‘F’ celebrations all in a row -- Flag Day (June 14), Father’s Day (June 15) and Fudge Day (June 16). Don’t think for a sweet second that we at Original Murdick’s Fudge haven’t been thinking about these special ‘F’ days. For all three celebrations we are offering FREE SHIPPING until … [Read more...] about We’re Celebrating Dear Old Dad For Father’s Day With Gift Ideas And Free Shipping
Guest blog post by Brenda Horton, June 8, 2014 "How would you like to come to Michigan and learn how to make fudge?" That question changed Carnel Samuel's life forever. Nine years ago, Carnel was standing in line at a job fair in Jamaica, his home country. He'd gone to the fair hoping to be hired by a U.S. employer, although he'd never traveled outside of Jamaica. When … [Read more...] about How Carnel, The Jovial Jamaican, Became Our Head Fudge Maker And Our Sweet Shop Team Trainer
Guest blog post by Brenda Horton, June 5, 2014 When the Benser family (owners of Original Murdick's Fudge) invited me to create some posts for their blog, I was flattered, excited and onboard immediately. If it means going to Mackinac Island, my bags are packed immediately. I jumped at the chance to come north for nine days before our planned visit in August. We arrived Sunday on the island … [Read more...] about Longtime Mackinac Island Blogger Shares Her Original Murdick’s Fudge Adventures