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!
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
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
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
“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 Master Fudge Maker And Our Sweet Shop Team Trainer
WE KEPT THE LIGHTS ON! The holiday spirit was alive and well when we opened our Mackinac Island Main Street shop to make all-natural fudge, brittle and more for several snow-filled days, shipping thousands of holiday gifts coast to coast. The entire experience was a blast and we look forward to this new tradition for years to come! IN THE MEANTIME Please stay in touch on Facebook … [Read more...] about Great Memories: Murdick’s Fudge-Making Holiday Season Wraps Up On Mackinac Island
Frigid Northern Michigan weather continues to threaten the movement of Mackinac Island ferries. Arnold Line captains and passengers have been reporting about the rough conditions along the route to and from Mackinac Island and St. Ignace for the past several days. Wicked winter temperatures often in the single digits, high winds blowing ice into both harbors, and clogged passageways are … [Read more...] about Straits of Mackinac Weather Forces Shop To Close Holiday Sales Early
Great things come in small — and big — packages! We’ve created new gift boxes this year that are 100 percent all-natural holiday! Recipients receive their treats in a classic brown box with our “new old-fashioned” logo, complete with a classic horse carriage silhouette. When you open the box, you first break a special seal (shaped like a gift tag but also reminiscent of a classic ferry … [Read more...] about Our Gift Box ‘Experience’ Treats You To Pure Michigan Tradition With Tasty Treats, Custom Note Cards And More
We’ve said this before during the past week: The Original Murdick’s Fudge Mackinac Island Main Street shop is busier than Santa’s workshop! In fact, our list of destination cities for our fudge orders to date sounds like Santa’s Dec. 24 travel itinerary. Lucky people in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Arkansas, Tennessee, California, Virginia, Indiana, Florida, Utah, Texas, Minnesota, Louisiana, … [Read more...] about Our Holiday Fudge Orders List Is Beginning To Look A Lot Like Santa’s Dec. 24 Itinerary
The Original Murdick's Fudge family has been pouring confectionery onto marble tables for generations. And we Bensers are committed to and passionate about continuing that tradition, even as we re-open our Mackinac Island shop for the first time ever during the holiday season. Bob Sr. and Bobby — and the entire Benser family, including our energetic, chocolate-loving dog, Mac! —are super … [Read more...] about Mackinac Island Great Lakes Location And Climate Contribute To Our Fudge’s Unique Taste
An avalanche of comments is pouring on to our Facebook page like a deluge of sugar being poured into our super-huge copper kettles. Sweet thoughts aplenty! Thank you, fudge lovers, for participating in our Original Murdick’s Fudge “12 Days of Christmas” giveaway contest. Every day, we are giving away a five-slice gift box brimming with a variety of fudge flavors. Hundreds of you have liked … [Read more...] about We’re Overwhelmed By All Of The Great Fudge Memories Posted To Our Facebook Page
We love giving away fudge as part of our 12 Days of Christmas Contest! Each day, we are selecting one winner who has either liked or shared us on Facebook, or commented about a wonderful Original Murdick's Fudge memory. Winners will receive a free Michigan Summer gift box containing five tasty slices of fudge. We are now making 10 flavors of those fresh all-natural sweets at one of our … [Read more...] about Our First Three Contest Winners Share Their Fun Memories Of Murdick’s Fudge
Dec. 7, 2013 will go down in history for Original Murdick’s Fudge. On this day, we are unlocking the door to one of our two Mackinac Island Main Street stores, tying on our fancy new aprons, and turning up the heat, fudge-style! Fudge maker Carnel, company prez Bobby Benser and the rest of our Mackinac gang are re-opening the shop (typically in hibernation this wintry time of year) for … [Read more...] about Our Mackinac Island Shop Starts New Holiday Traditions