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Best Fudge Store On Mackinaw Island

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syrup09 Jun 22, 2013 04:57 PM

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.

  1. momskitchen Aug 25, 2013 04:54 AM

    Just tried them all and have determined that JoAnns is the best.

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      syrup09 Jun 25, 2013 03:06 AM

      I remember as a kid at camp the once a term trip to Mackinac Island. Kids were buying a bunch of fudge plus six packs of Cokes from Douds. I guess here comes a joke about childhood obesity or funky smell cabins. I saw that Douds was still there but I didn't have a reason to go in. I didn't eat that day till I got to Alpena.

      1. TraderJoe Jun 24, 2013 11:12 AM

        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.

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          grouper Jun 23, 2013 05:26 PM

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

          1. nsxtasy Jun 23, 2013 08:18 AM

            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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              INDIANRIVERFL Jun 23, 2013 09:14 AM

              And both pronounced the same.

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              Elyssa Jun 23, 2013 05:32 AM

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

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                boagman Jun 23, 2013 08:33 PM

                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.

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                  Elyssa Jun 24, 2013 08:28 PM

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

              2. sunshine842 Jun 22, 2013 05:15 PM

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

                :)

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