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Why We Are FAMOUS For Our Fudge!

  • Published: April 9, 2018
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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 in my grandfather’s […]

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

  • Published: July 13, 2017
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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 kettles and pouring it onto marble […]

Our Fathers… My Dad…

  • Published: June 18, 2017
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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 on this […]

My Golden Anniversary

  • Published: May 26, 2017
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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 and texture.  What our ancestors started all those years ago has come to be widely imitated… […]

UP NORTH – Make Your SWEET Escape!

  • Published: October 14, 2016
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UP NORTH by Suzanne Kindler 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 place that brings peace of mind As you breathe in the […]

GET Authentic Murdick’s Fudge – FREE SHIPPING!

  • Published: September 25, 2016
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Check out Aaron Murdick’s Fudge unique Christmas Packages:  https://www.murdicksmackinacfudge.com/product-category/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 Aaron Murdick are the 4th and 5th generation of the Murdick family to make fudge in the Mackinac Straits area! We are flattered that other […]

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

  • Published: September 19, 2016
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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 Fran, John’s father, […]

Who’da Thunk It?

  • Published: August 14, 2016
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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 to […]


  • Published: July 2, 2016
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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 […]

WE Offer Samples!!!! BEWARE of Stores Who Don’t!!!

  • Published: July 2, 2016
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We were told by several customers today that some fudge stores on Mackinac Island do not offer samples of their fudge.  We find this hard to believe.  WE encourage samples of our fudge because we know that once you try our fudge, we will have you for a life-long customer! When on vacation, you have […]


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