Mackinac Island Vacation Lodging and Recreation

Mackinac Island Fudge – The Best Fudge on Earth

While fudge was not invented on Mackinac Island, it most certainly – and most deliciously – was perfected here.

For over a century a distinguished line of candy makers on Mackinac Island have worked their magic on marble slabs and created a treat so sweet and creamy that it embodies the essence of bliss.

An enthusiastic fan recently posted on our facebook page: “the fudge from Mackinac Island is the Best Fudge on Earth“. We agree.

Mackinac island has an abundance of fudge shops that share the tradition of making delectable fudge and other sweet treats. Murdick’s Fudge… Joann’s Fudge.. Ryba’s Fudge Shops… May’s Candy Shop… Murray Hotel Fudge Shop..

Who makes YOUR favorite Mackinac Island fudge?

Featured Mackinac Island Fudge Shops

Original Murdick’s Fudge
Mackinac Island’s rich history and glorious natural beauty have drawn millions of visitors for decades. The original on Mackinac Island since 1887, Murdick’s has been serving fresh homemade fudge, peanut brittle and confections from the finest ingredients. Bring the whole family and watch our expert fudge makers create over fifteen flavors of fudge and [...] more...

Joann’s Fudge
Every batch of our authentic Mackinac Island fudge begins the old fashioned way, with lots of fresh cream and butter. Our fudge is made fresh daily with absolutely no artificial ingredients or preservatives. So bring a little bit of Mackinac to your home today! We have 29 fantastic flavors to chose from! Be sure to check out [...] more...

Ryba’s Fudge Shops
On Michigan’s world-renowned Mackinac Island, the sweet aroma of fudge wafts out onto the street from four unique Ryba’s Fudge Shops. Passersby stop to watch as confectionary artists handcraft the creamiest, most decadently delicious fudge following family recipes and a meticulous process perfected over four generations. Treats free of gluten, dairy, nuts, sugar, and animal products are [...] more...

May’s Candy Shop
May’s Candy Shop continues to make traditional fudge and candies that are still popular with our customers. From grandpa’s famous Peanut Brittle to the family’s long withstanding fudge making process with new modern flavors, May’s hopes to provide favorite treats to the new generation of customers and fans alike. Family Candy Makers The 4th generation candymakers continue [...] more...

Sanders – Mackinac Island
Located on beautiful Mackinac Island. Sanders offers the original bumpy cake, cream puff sundae’s and milk chocolate hot fudge topping, premium ice cream, creamy fudge, caramel apples, specialty chocolates, and the list goes on… Sanders still follows the simple standards of using the finest quality ingredients in all of their Chocolates, Candies and Fudge Toppings. Fred [...] more...

Murray Hotel Fudge
Open from May through October. Made fresh daily in the Murray fudge kitchen. Innovative new flavors each season to tantalize your taste buds. Try s’mores, blueberry cheesecake, vanilla chocolate chip, heath, tiger, heavenly goo, coconut bon-bon, butterfinger and carmel apple pie. Order by phone, gift packages available. Located in the Murray Hotel downtown. Mail order fudge is available May [...] more...

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Mackinac Island Fudge Festival – Photo Gallery (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)
 

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Fudge, heated in a copper kettle is poured onto the marble slab and allowed to cool and thicken at Joann&#039;s Fudge of Mackinac Island.
Carnel uses a long paddle to stir and smooth the fudge as it cools on the marble slab at Original Murdick&#039;s Fudge.
Aaron works the mixture around the table with a large paddle at Joann&#039;s Fudge of Mackinac Island
Carnel shapes the fudge into a long loaf to the delight of mesmerized audience inside the shop and outside the window at Original Murdick&#039;s Fudge.
Another pour of a fresh batch of Mackinac Island Fudge at Original Murdick&#039;s Fudge.
Original Murdick&#039;s Fudge
Aaron heats the fudge in the large copper kettle at Joann&#039;s Fudge of Mackinac Island.
Fudge begins to cool at Joann&#039;s Fudge of Mackinac Island.
This a a batch of penuche pecan fudge that Aaron is slicing in front of a audience of onlookers at Joann&#039;s Fudge of Mackinac Island.
A sign displaying the variety of flavors of fudge at Joann&#039;s Fudge of Mackinac Island.
The loaf of fudge is cut into slices ready to place in the display window at Joann&#039;s Fudge of Mackinac Island.
A wide variety of slices of fudge at May&#039;s Candy Shop.
Slabs of fudge at Original Murdick&#039;s Fudge
Pouring a fresh batch of fudge at May&#039;s Candy Shop
Ryba&#039;s Fudge Shops
Ryba&#039;s Fudge Shops
Pink Pony Fudge Martini - Stop in the Pink Pony from 3-5pm Friday &amp; Saturday for a specialty Pink Pony Fudge Martini! Serving this specialty beverage with Original Murdick&#039;s Fudge and Joann&#039;s Fudge of Mackinac Island in honor of the Mackinac Island Fudge Festival this weekend!
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National Fudge Day Photo Gallery – June 16 (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)
 

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Mackinac Island Fudge – Photos From Instagram

Tag your Mackinac Island Fudge instagram photos with #mackinacfudge or #mackinacislandfudge and they will appear in our Mackinac Island Fudge Instagram Photo Stream.
 

Instagram post 17913569434460272 The smell of fudge being made never gets old. Amazing photo, Becca! 

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Mackinac Island is known for its delicious fudge and the yummy smell from the shops just draw you in! In addition to multiple fudge stores there are a number of quaint little shops offering a variety of handmade and unique gifts. My favorite store on the island was poppinsonmackinac ❤️ they had great items and the staff was wonderful!

The smell of fudge being made never gets old. Amazing photo, Becca! #Repost beccas_pics ・・・ Mackinac Island is known for its delicious fudge and the yummy smell from the shops just draw you in! In addition to multiple fudge stores there are a number of quaint little shops offering a variety of handmade and unique gifts. My favorite store on the island was poppinsonmackinac ❤️ they had great items and the staff was wonderful! ...

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Instagram post 17864337641157286 Peeking through the fall colors at the majestic Mackinac Bridge 🍂 🧡 🍂⁠

Peeking through the fall colors at the majestic Mackinac Bridge 🍂 🧡 🍂⁠ ...

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Instagram post 18142368361120026 Counting down the months until we’re all back on this little island of ours...

Counting down the months until we’re all back on this little island of ours... ...

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Instagram post 17879688385918270 Goodnight, Mackinac. 🤍

📷: Our friend, Veronica Dobrowolski

Goodnight, Mackinac. 🤍 📷: Our friend, Veronica Dobrowolski ...

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Instagram post 18005130334303866 All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt. 💞 Charles M. Schulz

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt. 💞 Charles M. Schulz ...

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Life Happens 💖 Fudge Helps ...

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Instagram post 17870035991014916 What is Mackinac Island’s biggest export?
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Mackinac Island is iconic for its Victorian houses, horse drawn carts and bicycles. But what really makes the island tick, drives its economy and has secured its place in Michigan tourism, is the fudge.
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This island, with only 500 residents, is home to more than a dozen fudge shops ready to serve the 1 million annual visitors. On peak summer tourist days, visitors collectively buy over 10,000 pounds of fudge per day. To keep up with this intense demand, the island imports 10 tons of sugar and 1 ton of butter every week. 
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What is Mackinac Island’s biggest export? — Mackinac Island is iconic for its Victorian houses, horse drawn carts and bicycles. But what really makes the island tick, drives its economy and has secured its place in Michigan tourism, is the fudge. — This island, with only 500 residents, is home to more than a dozen fudge shops ready to serve the 1 million annual visitors. On peak summer tourist days, visitors collectively buy over 10,000 pounds of fudge per day. To keep up with this intense demand, the island imports 10 tons of sugar and 1 ton of butter every week. — #mackinacisland #mackinawcity #michigan #greatlakes #mackinacfudge #fudge #mackinacislandfudge #landscape #landscapepainting #drawing #inkdrawing #watercolor #watercolorpainting #painting #pleinair #pleinairpainting #pleinairpainter #sketchbook #art #urbansketcher #drawnthere ...

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Instagram post 17885523478887144 Wish you were here. 

Happy Holidays from snowy Mackinac Island!

📷: Veronica Dobrowolski of Sip N Sail Cruises + Arnold Freight Company

Wish you were here. Happy Holidays from snowy Mackinac Island! 📷: Veronica Dobrowolski of Sip N Sail Cruises + Arnold Freight Company ...

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Instagram post 17902051975553687 8/11/2020- Armaretto Cherry Mackinac Island Fudge ice cream!!! oh my gosh this might be one of the best flavors and ice cream that I’ve had! it was super delicious 😋 if you all can’t tell already, I love going out for ice cream 🍦 #ice #cream #icecream #icecreamcone #mackinacislandfudge #mackinacislandfudgeicecream #armarettocherry #mackinawcity #michigan #upperpeninsula #upperpeninsulamichigan #yupper #foodstagram #foodie #food #delicious #yum #yummy #good #sogood

8/11/2020- Armaretto Cherry Mackinac Island Fudge ice cream!!! oh my gosh this might be one of the best flavors and ice cream that I’ve had! it was super delicious 😋 if you all can’t tell already, I love going out for ice cream 🍦 #ice #cream #icecream #icecreamcone #mackinacislandfudge #mackinacislandfudgeicecream #armarettocherry #mackinawcity #michigan #upperpeninsula #upperpeninsulamichigan #yupper #foodstagram #foodie #food #delicious #yum #yummy #good #sogood ...

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Instagram post 17869367879013920 Towards the end of our season on Mackinac, horses begin to leave the island to return to mainland where they are taken care of during the winter months.

📷: Bruce LaPine of Mackinac Island

Towards the end of our season on Mackinac, horses begin to leave the island to return to mainland where they are taken care of during the winter months. 📷: Bruce LaPine of Mackinac Island ...

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Instagram post 17871527957045107 Alright foundersbrewing 
This beer isn't even fair... the maple and fudge coffee compliments the base dark chcoclate from OG KBS. Coffee beers are always a favorite, and Founders has been doing it right for a long time. 
#craftbeer #craftbeerlover #craftbeernation #craftnotcrap #internationalstoutday #founders #kbs #maple #mackinacislandfudge #coffeebeer #barrelaged #whenidieburymeinsideabourbonbarrel #michiganbeer #mibeer #properglassware

Alright foundersbrewing This beer isn't even fair... the maple and fudge coffee compliments the base dark chcoclate from OG KBS. Coffee beers are always a favorite, and Founders has been doing it right for a long time. #craftbeer #craftbeerlover #craftbeernation #craftnotcrap #internationalstoutday #founders #kbs #maple #mackinacislandfudge #coffeebeer #barrelaged #whenidieburymeinsideabourbonbarrel #michiganbeer #mibeer #properglassware ...

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Rolling into Thursday 🍂🚲🧡 ...

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Instagram post 18216680677059006 We’re more than ready for Main Street to look like this again. ✨

We’re more than ready for Main Street to look like this again. ✨ ...

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Instagram post 17857349399101953 Make your stay that much sweeter with the best of Ryba's Mackinac Island Fudge.

Make your stay that much sweeter with the best of Ryba's Mackinac Island Fudge. ...

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How I feel about summer coming to an end... ...

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Instagram post 17927916139431938 Mackinac Island Fudge Scenic Route. Might be a sugar buzz that’s keeping the wheels turning or the endless colors in the interior trails but this place is more than just arch Rock 
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Where’s your favorite stop on the island? Where is your go to fudge out here? 
#ezmoments

Mackinac Island Fudge Scenic Route. Might be a sugar buzz that’s keeping the wheels turning or the endless colors in the interior trails but this place is more than just arch Rock • • Where’s your favorite stop on the island? Where is your go to fudge out here? #ezmoments ...

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Instagram post 18070551268207597 We're back! You can still watch as we handcraft creamy, delicious Mackinac Island fudge.

We're back! You can still watch as we handcraft creamy, delicious Mackinac Island fudge. ...

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