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
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
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
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
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!
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
Michigan Native Promotes Mackinac Island By Dale Buss in Forbes Magazine One of the things Michiganders like best about the “Pure Michigan” television and radio ads voiced by Tim Allen— and surely a quality that also attracts targeted out-of-staters — is that he seems to mean it. That’s because he does. The affable actor and favorite son of Michigan has been the mellifluous voice of … [Read more...] about Forbes Magazine: Tim Allen & ‘Pure Michigan’ Ad Campaign Prosper Together For The Past Decade
When Edward Feiler, of Arizona, recently wrote to our Original Murdick's Fudge sweet consultants asking us to help run a little marriage-proposal reconnaissance at our Main Street store on Mackinac Island, we were all in! After all, we are all about romance … and sweets … and sweet romance. It all started a few weeks ago when Edward shared with us that his girlfriend of three years, Courtney … [Read more...] about A Sweet Marriage Proposal Unfolds At Murdick’s Mackinac Island Fudge Shop, Topped With A Romantic Sweet Treat
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
The holiday season is in full tilt here at Original Murdick's Fudge. Today, our "elves" are preparing a “basket” for the “Get & Give Holiday Basket” Women’s Holiday Mixer at The Community House in Birmingham, Mich., and a Sampler Gift Box for Cranbrook's Holiday Tables event in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. With regard to the "Get & Give" program, while we’re reminded of how thankful we are … [Read more...] about We’re Preparing Delish Giveaways For Cranbrook House Holiday Tables & The Community House’s Special Get & Give Event
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!’
We "gotta" have art here at Original Murdick's Fudge, and there's no place on earth more inspiring for artists than on idyllic Mackinac Island, where we have three fudge shops. We and area artists feel we're the luckiest folks in the world, thanks to expansive Great Lakes waters, West Michigan sunsets, a vibrant boating scene, postcard-perfect horse-drawn carriages and blooms upon blooms, … [Read more...] about We’ve Set Sail This Summer With A Painting Of Mackinac Island Harbor On Our New Fudge Box
It was just a few minutes before the bicentennial Reenactment of the Battle of 1814 on Mackinac Island, MI, was to take place and we ran into our own Bobby Benser at the heavily attended event. Bobby, who runs our Original Murdick’s Fudge on the island (and in other locations), is a huge history buff and enjoyed a very brief chat with reenactment participant Evan Chalmers (in full … [Read more...] about Fire! Marching Back In History 200 Years, Reenactors Bring Mackinac Island’s Battle Of 1814 To Life
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