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Gunflint Mercantile

12 1st Ave. West, Grand Marais, MN 55604
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Ranked #1 of 10 Shopping in Grand Marais
Type: Specialty Shops, Shopping
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Owner description: Grand Marais' Candy and Fudge Shop! Made-from-scratch Fudge, Truffles, Turtles, Peanut Butter Cups and Soup mixes, Sugar free candy, Retro Candy, Candy Cigarettes, Home-made Dog Treats, Coffee, Ice cream, Souvenirs and much more. Stop in for FREE Samples!!

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Vadnais Heights, Minnesota
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My whole family agrees that Gunflint Mercantile has the best fudge on the North Shore.....we never leave without several flavors. Also--- the nostalgic candy rules!! Haven't seen a Bonomo Turkish Taffy since "The Archies" endorsed them....

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Thunder Bay
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I must say I was disappointed with the bean soup mix that I bought on my last trip to Grand Marais at this establishment. Very tasteless after an hour of cooking, added tomatoes and can of pork and beans for flavor, Seems like there is a spicy undertone coming through and I am sure it will become hotter as it... More

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Danube, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

5 of Chelsea's elementary teachers stopped by for a visit while on vacation in Northern MN. It happened to be National Fudge Day! None of us had been to her shop before, but we had tasted her fudge! Her fudge is amazing!!! She was so generous with samples, wanting us to know how great her fudge is. She has many... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great little candy store in Downtown Grand Marais. We stop here every time we are in town. The fudge is the best along the North Shore. The store also has excellent assortment of nostalgic candy sticks, coffee, and jams and other food stuff. The handmade aprons are cute. and in Summer they have ice cream.

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Grand Terre, New Caledonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

Delicious fudge and other treats in a cute shop. The fudge kabobs are a great way to try the different flavors. Online shopping is easy with fast shipping. I placed an order close to Valentine's day and Chelsea still took the time to personalize the gift box of truffles for me!

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Brainerd, Minnesota
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

I am a true fudge lover. Their fudge is the the best in the world. I would highly recommend their maple nut and salted nut roll, but the top would be the DARK CHOCOLATE SEA SALT CARMEL. Try it you won't be disappointed. They also have the cutest homemade aprons. I will be not only visiting again but ordering online.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Fantastic selection and service. The product if very good and very reasonably priced. The owner is very friendly and the store is immaculate!! I have visited this store many times on past visits to Grand Marais but this was the first time with my 6 year old daughter.. It was a huge hit!! This store has something for everyone and... More

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Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I eat a lot of sweets and by far Chelsea makes some of the best fudge and sweets I have tasted. The soup and rice mixes are wonderful too. I will be ordering from her when I need a sweet fix.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Visited on August 25. We have been to this shop in the past, but, out of sheer laziness, I have never reviewed it (also I couldn't figure what category to put it in). This shop has a surprisingly big selection of food items, handmade aprons, and souvenirs. First and foremost is the selection of "exotic" (and "not-so-exotic") fudges. All the... More

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Maple Grove, MN
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

What a friendly and excellent shop in Grand Marais. Children can take a photo with the large moose (rolled inside during the winter). Everyone likes the fudge! At Valentine's Day an assortment of homemade truffles were available, and the triple chocolate is made all year. The owner makes aprons for sale, and my teacher daughter-in-law wanted one for school as... More

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