Saturday, August 17, 2013

Murdick's Fudge Review

This is the tenth in a series of posts for Michigan 2013.
Other posts in this series include: Lumber Jack, Pink Pony, Chippewa Hotel, Twist n SproutsPancake House, Island Slice Pizzeria, Chuckwagon, Millie's on Main, and Seabiscuit Cafe. 

Using an original recipe from 1887, the first store in Traverse City, MI was owned and operated by Doug Murdick and his family in 1964. Though apparently unaffiliated, another Murdick's Fudge opened on Mackinac Island - they even have an East Coast operation on Martha's vineyard well! Considering that fudge is such a specialty on Mackinac Island, we knew we had to try them. 

As you enter into the shop, you can smell the sweetness in the air!

They have a wide variety of flavors on display! 

And it's always fun to watch them actually make the fudge!

Michigan Maple Walnut 

The maple walnut was certainly sweet, but had a nice hearty undertone from the maple and substantial nuttiness from the walnut. Nice. 

Chocolate Macadamia Nut 

The chocolate macadamia nut was creamy and simply melts on your mouth. 

German Chocolate Cake

The German chocolate cake was one of my favorites due to the crust, which had coconut, 
pecans, and a caramel top. Yum. 

Original Chocolate 

The original chocolate was inherently creamy and sweet - you could feel a tingling in your teeth from the sugar overload. 

Chocolate Peanut Butter 

And the GF's favorite was the chocolate peanut butter, which had creamy nougats of peanut butter studded throughout. 

Certainly as an original institution and considering the storied history behind this fudge, you'd be remiss if you didn't check it out. They've got enough flavors to satisfy any sweet tooth and give you enough sugary pep in your step to explore the entirety of Mackinac Island. 


  1. Just so you know, the Murdicks Fudge in Traverse City is not affiliated with the Murdicks Fudge on Mackinac Island.

  2. @Anon - thanks for the heads up! I'll be sure to make that edit.

  3. There are NO Murdicks affiliated with the Murdick stores on Mackinac Island or on Martha's Vineyard. It's a travesty.