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Jun 22, 2013 04:57 PM

Best Fudge Store On Mackinaw Island

About a week ago I was on Mackinac Island. Right before I left on the ferry back to St Ignace I bought a small amount of Peanut Butter Fudge from Mays, mostly because it was close to the dock, (actually they all kind are since the shopping area is not that big.) This leads me this question, which is the best fudge store on the Island: Murdick's Joann's, Mays, Ryba's, Murray's, or Kilwinn's? Since I only went to May's I can't really compare.

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  1. I would heartily recommend a return trip and trying *all* of them.


    1. We tend to go to Joann's. We really love the ones with the nuts--macadamia being the best.

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      1. re: Elyssa

        Are they real, actual macadamia nuts? And no, I'm not being facetious...I'm honestly asking. *Lots* of places don't actually use real ones.

        1. re: boagman

          I'm pretty sure they are real. Tasted like the ones we ate in Hawaii. They are huge chunks of nuts.

      2. Note - Mackinac is the spelling for the island (Mackinac Island), and Mackinaw is the spelling for the nearby town on the mainland (Mackinaw City).

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        1. If I had a choice I would pick Ryba' seems creamier than the rest...just melts in your mouth.

          1. Rybas, Murdicks or Kilwinn's are all exceptional. You can't go wrong aside from looking like a fudgie. ;)
            I have no idea what a fake Macadamia nut is but I've been to all of the shops listed many times and I've never seen any of them use any thing other than genuine nuts.