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Celeste's father, Francis Murdick,
pulling taffy
  Celeste's parents Francis & Marcella;
Grandfather Jerold Murdick
Michigan State Fair - 1952
Celeste's great-grandfather, Newton Jerome Murdick, developed and perfected the process of "creaming" fudge on a marble slab in the summer of 1887 on Mackinac Island. The fact that he was to be the founder of one of the most successful "cottage industries" in American history, probably never crossed his mind; but the delight on the faces of those fortunate few to be the first to sample his creation must certainly have caught his attention, and must have brought an even bigger smile to his face.

Celeste's grandfather Jerold, and father Francis, opened "Murdick's Famous Fudge" in Charlevoix, Michigan in 1953; Fran now creates his fabulous treats in Mackinaw City, with his son, John, and grandson, Aaron joining him in his candy kitchen.

Celeste, literally taking her first baby steps in a candy store, always dreamed of owning her own; a prime location, in Charlevoix, Michigan, and four generations of confectionary experience, have finally fulfilled those dreams! Hopefully you can visit us, and if your timing is right, you will surely enjoy a warm sample, right off the marble slab!
Celeste Murdick's Fudge & Candy Kitchen
321 Bridge Street · Charlevoix, MI 49720
Toll Free: 800-755-4821 · Local: 231-547-2122
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