Taste Mackinac Island’s Famous Fudge
Mackinac Island is America’s Fudge Capital.
The Island doesn’t claim to have created fudge. But after one taste, you’ll agree it was perfected here. The flavors are unworldly… the varieties endless.
Born in the years following the Civil War, the tradition of fudge making is stronger than ever, and this tasty treat remains the Island’s most popular souvenir. (Yes, don’t be that traveller that doesn’t bring home some Mackinac Island Fudge for friends.) Mackinac Island isn’t one to turn away from its impressive history. Instead, we celebrate it every day.
Mackinac Island Fudge Festival
Be sure to enjoy the annual Mackinac Island Fudge Festival. It’s an unforgettable sensory experience. August 24-26, 2018.
Mackinac Island Fudge Stores
A tradition since the late 19th century, Mackinac Island is famous for its fudge. Don’t forget to sample and take home the island’s most popular and delicious souvenir—over 10,000 lbs. of fudge leave the island every day. Over a dozen shops can be found downtown. Grand Hotel fudge, made on the premises, is available in our gift shop.
Come to Joann’s for authentic Mackinac Island Fudge, made fresh daily with real cream, butter, and only the finest natural ingredients. Joann’s offers 25 fantastic flavors as well as an assortment of hand-dipped chocolates and sugar-free candies. Gift packages, online ordering, and shipping available. Several locations downtown.
May’s Candy Shops
May’s fudge shop has been family operated for four generations. This summer season we’ll be offering French Vanilla, Amaretto Chocolate Chip, Butter Pecan, Peanut Butter, Chocolate Nut and Plain Chocolate, as well as our famous English toffee, Monsters, Pecan Rolls and Clusters. Free samples. Several locations downtown.
The original on the Island since 1887, Murdick’s has been serving fresh homemade fudge, peanut brittle, chocolate nut clusters and bark from the very best ingredients. Bring the whole family and watch our expert fudge makers create over 15 flavors of fudge and candies. Wedding fudge favors, gift packages, online ordering and shipping available. Several locations downtown.
Murray Hotel Fudge Company
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 bar, tiger, heavenly goo, coconut bonbon, butterfinger and caramel apple pie. Order by phone and gift packages are available. Located in the Murray Hotel downtown.
Available year round, Ryba’s Fudge has been voted “Michigan’s Favorite Fudge” three years running by the Detroit News. Ryba’s makes 14 delicious fudge flavors as well as handmade caramel corn and chocolates. Don’t forget to try our wonderful caramel apples. Gift packages, online ordering, and shipping available. Several locations downtown.
Fred Sanders opened the first Sanders store in June of 1875 with a barrel of borrowed sugar, a leased shop, and a confectioner’s dream. Sander’s still follows the simple standards of using the finest quality ingredients for their chocolates, candies, and fudge toppings. Fred Sanders’ chocolates and toppings are still made following strict formulas by dedicated lifelong candy makers, making the perfect Mackinac Island Fudge.
Make sure to sample the many varieties of Mackinac Island fudge during your next visit, and take some home with you, too!