The Mackinac Island Lilac Festival runs from June 7th through Father’s Day, June 16th, 2019. This is a very festive time as well as the largest summer event on the Island with many fun activities for all ages. In honor of both remarkable occasions, The Original Murdick’s Fudge is joining this 10 day celebration with 10% off all online orders*. Charm your dad with a delicious gift created … [Read more...] about The BEST Father’s Day Gift Is Original Murdick’s Handcrafted Fudge
Photograph by Kat Witt Being a mom is the most important job of all. It can be a demanding, exhausting role, but one that comes with endless rewards. It’s important to remember to let her know how much you appreciate everything she has done for you. This Mother’s Day, delight mom with a gift that is just as sweet as she is! Original Murdick’s Fudge is an irresistible treat that will make mom … [Read more...] about The Sweetest Mother’s Day Surprise Is Original Murdick’s Handcrafted Fudge
In the unforgettable words of Bob Marley and The Wailers, our team at Original Murdick’s Fudge is once again stirring it up, little darling. Our candymakers are back at it for Mackinac Island's 2018 season and are knee-deep in stirring up deliciousness. We’re always excited about the 20-plus fudge flavors we’ve fine-tuned over the years that range from Vanilla to Traverse City Cherry to … [Read more...] about For Our 131st Season, We Reveal Our ‘High-Five’ List Of Crowd-Pleasing, Best-Selling Fudge Flavors
We're in the throes of the National Cherry Festival in Traverse City, Mich., and that has us thinking about how grateful we are for all Michigan cherry growers. Without those delectable sweet orbs of deliciousness that are being harvested right now, our two Mackinac Island cherry fudge flavors wouldn’t be as good as they are. Our Original Murdick's Fudge Chocolate Cherry fudge exudes a deep and … [Read more...] about We’re Saluting The National Cherry Festival With The Festival Queen As Our Guest Fudgemaker, Plus Our Two Special Michigan Cherry Fudge Flavors
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
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
"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
While Mackinac Island visitor numbers wind down as the summer season comes to an end, here at Original Murdick's Fudge we're hearing lots of wedding bells as we gear up for fall’s many weddings. We create sweet wedding favors in a variety of flavors as well as provide an old-fashioned SweetBar for those who prefer additions to fudge — think English toffee, peanut brittle, yummy taffy, and fresh … [Read more...] about Here Comes The Fudge: ‘Fall Bridal Celebrations’ Show At The Palace Serves Up A Delicious Success For OMF!
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
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
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
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!