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.
 

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Instagram post 17898067340094729 Happy National Fudge Day from your favorite fudge-filled Island 🍫🤎 Time to celebrate with some delicious treats from joannsfudge! Sending sweet dreams your way this afternoon 💭🐴🌸🚲☀️

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Happy National Fudge Day from your favorite fudge-filled Island 🍫🤎 Time to celebrate with some delicious treats from joannsfudge! Sending sweet dreams your way this afternoon 💭🐴🌸🚲☀️ #missionpoint #missionpointresort #mackinacisland #mackinac #mymackinac #nationalfudgeday #fudgeday #mackinacislandfudge #fudge ...

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Instagram post 17877986515902866 Traveling to Mackinac Island which sits between Michigan and its “Upper Peninsula” is like traveling back in time: no cars or mechanized transport are allowed on shore, it’s main harbor is filled with sail boats including those arriving on the annual Chicago Yacht Club Race, and its cobble stone streets are dotted with white picket fences, Victorian painted ladies and old timey fudge shops. And yet still, despite all these anachronistic embellishments of a bygone era, the island is still more progressive on issues of structural racism than Founders Brewing. Cheers!
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Traveling to Mackinac Island which sits between Michigan and its “Upper Peninsula” is like traveling back in time: no cars or mechanized transport are allowed on shore, it’s main harbor is filled with sail boats including those arriving on the annual Chicago Yacht Club Race, and its cobble stone streets are dotted with white picket fences, Victorian painted ladies and old timey fudge shops. And yet still, despite all these anachronistic embellishments of a bygone era, the island is still more progressive on issues of structural racism than Founders Brewing. Cheers! ✊🏽🍫🍺 #MackinacIslandFudge #KBS #beer #stoutseason #properglassware #whalezbro ...

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Instagram post 18245872447052764 #MackinacIsland is a beautiful place that definitely lives up to all the hype. It’s one of Michigan’s top tourist draws, and for good reason. Visiting this lovely island, just a 20 minute ferry ride from the mainland, is like stepping back in time. Cars were banned on #Mackinac in 1898 and haven’t been allowed since, so island life revolves around horses and bicycles. #VictorianArchitecture predominates as well, making for incredible scenery at every turn. I truly loved it there. #MyMackinac #MackinacIslandLife #MackinacIsle #PureMichigan
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#MackinacIsland is a beautiful place that definitely lives up to all the hype. It’s one of Michigan’s top tourist draws, and for good reason. Visiting this lovely island, just a 20 minute ferry ride from the mainland, is like stepping back in time. Cars were banned on #Mackinac in 1898 and haven’t been allowed since, so island life revolves around horses and bicycles. #VictorianArchitecture predominates as well, making for incredible scenery at every turn. I truly loved it there. #MyMackinac #MackinacIslandLife #MackinacIsle #PureMichigan • • • • • #visitmichigan #michigantourism #travelmichigan #mackinacislandtourismbureau #mackinacislandphotographer #mackinacisle #mackinacislandmichigan #mackinacislandfudge #michigrammers #michigram #michigrammer #mittenstate #mittenstateofmind #greatlakesstate #greatlakesstateofmind #horseandbuggy #horseandcarriage #horsedrawncarriage #mackinac_inspiration #shopmackinac ...

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Instagram post 17898415838285456 My sister sends the best birthday gifts ❤️❤️ #mittenlove #mackinacislandfudge fudge, peanut brittle, popcorn, and saltwater taffy. She knows my fat ass so well!!

My sister sends the best birthday gifts ❤️❤️ #mittenlove #mackinacislandfudge fudge, peanut brittle, popcorn, and saltwater taffy. She knows my fat ass so well!! ...

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Instagram post 17876809408851066 Fresh off the plein air easel of Grand Hotel. “Grand Hotel Blue Ceiling.” Capturing the color off this ceiling fascinates me! In person that part of the painting glows with the relatively neutral colors surrounding it. It is that color to fool the birds into thinking it is the sky so they don’t nest there. While I was painting I heard a guy tell someone it was to fool spiders... I’m not sure if that is true!?🤣

Available through Mackinacs’s Little Gallery. Dm me with questions. 
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Fresh off the plein air easel of Grand Hotel. “Grand Hotel Blue Ceiling.” Capturing the color off this ceiling fascinates me! In person that part of the painting glows with the relatively neutral colors surrounding it. It is that color to fool the birds into thinking it is the sky so they don’t nest there. While I was painting I heard a guy tell someone it was to fool spiders... I’m not sure if that is true!?🤣 Available through Mackinacs’s Little Gallery. Dm me with questions. * * #mackinacisland#mackinacislandfudge#sadiesicecreamparlor#grandhotelmichigan#mackinacbridge#mackinacislandweddings#mackinacislandweddingphotographer#petoskey#harborspringsmichigan#charlevoixthebeautiful#birminghammichigan#instart#contemporarylandscapepainting#contemporaryart#impressionism#pleinairmagazine#sourcetekpanels#bartonsartloft#worldtravel ...

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Instagram post 17847397018890059 Wedding mornings for me on Mackinac Island look very similar to my days when I worked as an Event Manager Grandhotel. I always dreamed of what it would look like planning weddings. It's hard to believe I'm living out the dream with the  most amazing clients!!! My first stop is to my favorite island salted Carmel iced coffee luckybean.mi , followed by a scenic walk up the Grand hill. My backpack is  filled with an emergency kit, water, extra shoes and the styling board in tow. 
After dropping everything off, I make another trip for my bike. I always leave my bike nearby for last minute errands and to quickly cruise the backroads to the church for setup.

Wedding mornings for me on Mackinac Island look very similar to my days when I worked as an Event Manager Grandhotel. I always dreamed of what it would look like planning weddings. It's hard to believe I'm living out the dream with the most amazing clients!!! My first stop is to my favorite island salted Carmel iced coffee luckybean.mi , followed by a scenic walk up the Grand hill. My backpack is filled with an emergency kit, water, extra shoes and the styling board in tow. After dropping everything off, I make another trip for my bike. I always leave my bike nearby for last minute errands and to quickly cruise the backroads to the church for setup. ...

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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 17855952590169902 Our first day in Grand Haven was full of sunshine ☀️ 

Our ice cream 🍦 sat on the cone for less than 2 minutes before it started to melt to my hands, phone & camera, making everything sticky 😂 
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Our first day in Grand Haven was full of sunshine ☀️ Our ice cream 🍦 sat on the cone for less than 2 minutes before it started to melt to my hands, phone & camera, making everything sticky 😂 📍Pier Peddler 🍦 🍦 🍦 . . . . . . . 🍦🍦🍦 #puremichigan #grandhaven #grandhavenmichigan #cappuccino #mackinacislandfudge #icecream #icecreamflight #iscreamforicecream #dessert #nycfoodie icecreamlover #icecreamporn #sweettreats #sweettooth #dessertstagram #dessertoftheday #icecreamaddict #icecreamofinsta ...

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