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 18145559059249025 I hated this recipe before I even finished it! The first step has you making what the recipe calls ‘caramel’, but is seriously lacking in specifics of temperature and texture. It just says to bring it to a boil then cook on low for 6 minutes and shows one picture of it barely boiling. I think this is where it went wrong. Unfortunately, I didn’t realize that until I’d mixed in the second set of ingredients and saw that the mixture didn’t look as thick as the picture on the website. I waited a while for it to thicken, then wrapped it in plastic wrap and put it in the fridge overnight. It never got much more firm. The texture is pretty much like a thick frosting and gets all over your fingers if you pick up a piece. I will admit, it tastes delicious and we’ve eaten a ton of it already! 😄 But I doubt I’ll try this recipe again. Let me know if you try it and have better luck! #mackinacislandfudge #mackinacisland #homemadefudge #fudge #gettingbakedwithcrystal #baking #baker #bakersofinstagram #dessert #youtube #youtuber #livestream #bakinglive #bakinglivestream

I hated this recipe before I even finished it! The first step has you making what the recipe calls ‘caramel’, but is seriously lacking in specifics of temperature and texture. It just says to bring it to a boil then cook on low for 6 minutes and shows one picture of it barely boiling. I think this is where it went wrong. Unfortunately, I didn’t realize that until I’d mixed in the second set of ingredients and saw that the mixture didn’t look as thick as the picture on the website. I waited a while for it to thicken, then wrapped it in plastic wrap and put it in the fridge overnight. It never got much more firm. The texture is pretty much like a thick frosting and gets all over your fingers if you pick up a piece. I will admit, it tastes delicious and we’ve eaten a ton of it already! 😄 But I doubt I’ll try this recipe again. Let me know if you try it and have better luck! #mackinacislandfudge #mackinacisland #homemadefudge #fudge #gettingbakedwithcrystal #baking #baker #bakersofinstagram #dessert #youtube #youtuber #livestream #bakinglive #bakinglivestream ...

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Instagram post 17918287055417589 Putting the famous Freeman Shine on another loaf of Butterscotch fudge! Creamy rich brown sugar fudge highlighted with extra butter and toasted vanilla. #mackinacartist #mackinacislandfudge #fudge #confectioner #candymaking #candyman #chef #foodart #sugarporn #sweettooth #ınstagood #instafood #yummy #eatme #artist #gaychef #gayartist

Putting the famous Freeman Shine on another loaf of Butterscotch fudge! Creamy rich brown sugar fudge highlighted with extra butter and toasted vanilla. #mackinacartist #mackinacislandfudge #fudge #confectioner #candymaking #candyman #chef #foodart #sugarporn #sweettooth #ınstagood #instafood #yummy #eatme #artist #gaychef #gayartist ...

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Instagram post 17975314978650870 Happy National S'more Day🍫🔥⁠
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Happy National S'more Day🍫🔥⁠ What do you think makes the perfect s'more? ⁠ ⁠ This one is made with Mackinac Island Fudge!⁠ 📸 northernmichiganmoms⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ #UPtravel #nationalsmoreday #smores #campfire #UP #upperpeninsula #summer #michigansummer #puremichigan #michiganbucketlist #lakesuperior #travelmi #summertime #greatlakes #michigansupperpeninsula #sunsets #beach #summervacation #vacation #yooper #outdoors #mackinacisland #mackinacislandfudge #fudge #marshmallow ...

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Instagram post 17882427449537908 NEW YouTube VIDEO!! This is a Video of Part 2 of Mackinac Island, Michigan!! If you ever thought about visiting and biking on Mackinac Island, then it’s a must watch!! 

Our link is in our bio!!

Have you bikes around Mackinac Island?

NEW YouTube VIDEO!! This is a Video of Part 2 of Mackinac Island, Michigan!! If you ever thought about visiting and biking on Mackinac Island, then it’s a must watch!! Our link is in our bio!! Have you bikes around Mackinac Island? ...

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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 17920910134584175 Fudge supply getting low? We know just the place you can stock up....13 places to be exact! Get your supply of world-famous Mackinac Island fudge on your next visit 😍
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Fudge supply getting low? We know just the place you can stock up....13 places to be exact! Get your supply of world-famous Mackinac Island fudge on your next visit 😍 . . . . . #mymackinac #mackinacislandfudge #mackinacfudge #visitmackinacisland #michiganvacation #michiganroadtrip #thingstoseeinmichigan #bestvacation ...

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Instagram post 17928500816209214 **New ice cream shop in town**
Borrow our motel bikes for a cruise to Sundae in the Park🍦🚲

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**New ice cream shop in town** Borrow our motel bikes for a cruise to Sundae in the Park🍦🚲 #sundaeinthepark #mackinacislandfudge #icecream #whitehouselodging #vacationrental #uppermichigan ...

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Instagram post 17918097460859497 Here at May’s we strive to serve the sweetest treats to our customers! We encourage you to spread the fudge (oops… spread the love!) and take a moment to leave a kind comment on TripAdvisor or Google; help us amplify our sweet products and carry on our tradition of family made candies 💙 #mymackinac #review #mackinacislandfudge 📸 katie_gerlach_

Here at May’s we strive to serve the sweetest treats to our customers! We encourage you to spread the fudge (oops… spread the love!) and take a moment to leave a kind comment on TripAdvisor or Google; help us amplify our sweet products and carry on our tradition of family made candies 💙 #mymackinac #review #mackinacislandfudge 📸 katie_gerlach_ ...

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Instagram post 17940063797094324 4th Generation Ryba Fudge Maker 💕 What makes Ryba's special? Fudge is a family tradition with 75 years of experience and care folded into every batch.

4th Generation Ryba Fudge Maker 💕 What makes Ryba's special? Fudge is a family tradition with 75 years of experience and care folded into every batch. ...

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Instagram post 18205263271164012 Summer on Mackinac Island means one thing - fudge season. 
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Summer on Mackinac Island means one thing - fudge season. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #film #filmphotography #mackinacisland #mackinacislandfudge #murdicksfudge #puremichigan #islandlife #michigan #contax645 #analogphotography #travel #travelphotography ...

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Instagram post 18056080915317743 Happy National Fudge Day! A Mackinac Island tradition, we make our fudge in house every day and are excited to celebrate this day with a slice of fudge from Grand Coffee & Provisions. #NationalFudgeDay #MackinacIslandFudge #GrandHotelMichigan

Happy National Fudge Day! A Mackinac Island tradition, we make our fudge in house every day and are excited to celebrate this day with a slice of fudge from Grand Coffee & Provisions. #NationalFudgeDay #MackinacIslandFudge #GrandHotelMichigan ...

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Instagram post 17872552799669150 Swirls and swirls of sprinkles! ☀️🌈 #mackinacartist #fudge #mackinacislandfudge #candymaking #confectioner #gaychef

Swirls and swirls of sprinkles! ☀️🌈 #mackinacartist #fudge #mackinacislandfudge #candymaking #confectioner #gaychef ...

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Instagram post 17958966535676216 Making magic: fresh batch of Butterscotch on the tables! Toasted brown sugars meet fresh cream and extra butter, with notes of warm vanilla. Creating a nostalgic flavor profile that takes you back to simpler times. Hmmm, remember when? That’s the magic! #mackinacartist #butterscotch #fudge #mackinacislandfudge #candyman #confectioner #chef #candymaking #sweettooth #savory #foodie #foodporn #gaychef #instafood #eatme #foodartist

Making magic: fresh batch of Butterscotch on the tables! Toasted brown sugars meet fresh cream and extra butter, with notes of warm vanilla. Creating a nostalgic flavor profile that takes you back to simpler times. Hmmm, remember when? That’s the magic! #mackinacartist #butterscotch #fudge #mackinacislandfudge #candyman #confectioner #chef #candymaking #sweettooth #savory #foodie #foodporn #gaychef #instafood #eatme #foodartist ...

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Instagram post 17950622959958215 We love doughnuts…
We love fudge…

So this only made sense. 🤎 
Murdick’s Fudge Doughnuts!

Keep your eye out for additional fudge flavors coming soon!

We love doughnuts… We love fudge… So this only made sense. 🤎 Murdick’s Fudge Doughnuts! Keep your eye out for additional fudge flavors coming soon! ...

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Instagram post 17919548153524199 Fudgie 🥸 The best fudge for us is always from rybasfudge - easy location next to the ferry docks and that heavenly classic pink sign calls us in for a sample and selection! #mackinacislandlife #mackinacislandmichigan #mackinacislandfudge

Fudgie 🥸 The best fudge for us is always from rybasfudge - easy location next to the ferry docks and that heavenly classic pink sign calls us in for a sample and selection! #mackinacislandlife #mackinacislandmichigan #mackinacislandfudge ...

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