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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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