Friday, August 7, 2009
Yes, fudge is an entirely separate food group on Mackinac Island. You can smell the chocolate as soon as you start walking down the main street. There must be over a dozen shops on the island and most of them have store on both the left and the right side of the street. And they give samples - if they don't offer, just ask! As a food blogger, I felt obligated to sample as many different flavors and brands before I made my purchases. There were too many flavors, and I was tempted to try them all.
I ended up buying at JoAnn's, Ryba's, and Murdock's. JoAnn's really had some interesting flavors! I loved their double dark cherry chocolate and the orange truffle! I bought bought way too much fudge! But I shared a lot with family and friends - I divided it up into sampler packs so everyone could try several flavors.
I think this bit with caramel oozing out was turtle fudge.
And even the cat wanted to have a taste!