Wednesday, August 13, 2008


One of the specialties of Petoskey is fudge! (Here in town the tourists are actually called "fudgies" by the locals. Endearingly, of course!) This is a picture of the workers at Murdick's Fudge downtown making the delectable treat. It is a multi-step process, and right now is being poured onto a marble topped table to cool before being turned and shaped with a paddle, which gives it the proper crystalline structure as well as its distinctive shape. It is a very yummy way to remember Petoskey and a great gift for those who haven't been lucky enough to visit here. You can buy it at Murdick's Fudge as well as at Kilwin's which is right across the street. I don't have a favorite yet, but it sounds like I need to do more research! I'll have to give you another picture when I have completed this research project to my satisfaction. (I have heard that the chocolate with dried cherries is very good...I'll let you know!)


Kelly said...

I think Kilwin's is a chain? It seems to me I have seen them in other places too. I think Lake Geneva, Wisconsin maybe? Love fudge!

Christie said...

Kilwin's is a franchise type thing, but the factory is right here in Petoskey. They give great tours there and at the end, you get a piece of chocolate! Lovely!

Petrea said...

Hi Christie,
I know you're not beading right now, but I thought of you when I saw this. I don't know if I'll get there but if I do, I'll take pictures for you.