Murdick’s and Mackinac

Posted on June 9th, 2018
2018 will be our 131st year of making Murdick’s Famous Fudge in the Mackinac Straits area.  My great-grandfather, N. Jerome Murdick,  and great-great-grandfather, Henry F. Murdick, started “Murdick’s Candy Kitchen” on Mackinac Island in 1887… the same yea…

Why We Are FAMOUS For Our Fudge!

Posted on April 9th, 2018
By John F. Murdick Many folks have wondered aloud what sets our fudge apart from all others.  Why is Murdick’s fudge famous?  There are many reasons why, but I will try to give you some idea of the magnitude of love that our fudge conjures up while I reminisce back to my childhood; standing…

Original Murdicks Famous Fudge® Celebrates 130 Years (1887-2017)

Posted on July 13th, 2017
One hundred and thirty years ago, this month, N. Jerome Murdick started making and selling his fudge and candies on Mackinac Island – the same year that the Grand Hotel opened it’s doors.  “Rome” was the first person to come up with the idea of making fudge in copper kettl…

Our Fathers… My Dad…

Posted on June 18th, 2017
Fathers Day, like Mothers Day, comes on a Sunday each year.  And it’s good to have a designated day for our parents.  But in truth, we all think of our moms and dads a lot during our lives.  After all, they brought us into this world… they “created us” as it were.  But o…

My Golden Anniversary

Posted on May 26th, 2017
2017 marks our family’s 130th anniversary of making Murdick’s Famous Fudge.  Although it wasn’t “famous” when my Great-grandfather, N. Jerome Murdick, started it on Mackinac Island in 1887; it soon became famous for its rich, smooth, creamy, sublime taste an…

UP NORTH – Make Your SWEET Escape!

Posted on October 14th, 2016
UP NORTH by Suzanne Kindler UP NORTH, the Mackinac Bridge in Fall It’s a place people go to escape, A place made of pine trees and lakes. But no matter how far you drive, There’s no sign to say “you’ve arrived” So just follow your heart till you find… Your special

GET Authentic Murdick’s Fudge – FREE SHIPPING!

Posted on September 25th, 2016
Check out Aaron Murdick’s Fudge unique Christmas Packages: Make sure you get the BEST this season– the creamy smooth fudge that is made by the actual MURDICK FAMILY.  John and Aaro

Aaron Murdick’s Fudge – We LOVE What WE DO!

Posted on September 19th, 2016
Aaron and John Murdick make fudge daily in their shop in quaint downtown Mackinaw City! Working seven days a week, making the best possible fudge they can make is really a tribute to their ancestors, who opened the very first fudge store on Mackinac Island, Michigan. Often John and Aaron think about F…

Who’da Thunk It?

Posted on August 14th, 2016
Last year, I posted a blog here about my father for Memorial Day.  You can read it in the May 2015 blog post.  It described my father’s story about a chance encounter with the U.S.S. Indianapolis with his group on their way to the Philippines during World War II.  As a result, this happened…


Posted on July 2nd, 2016
It all began on Mackinac Island in the year 1887. Henry Murdick, a sail maker on Mackinac Island, was commissioned to make the awnings for the new Grand Hotel.  Henry saw that the visitors would soon be flocking to the island, so he and his wife Sarah, began making candy and fudge to sell to the tourist…