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“Try a Monster and English Toffee here”
Review of May's Candy Shop

May's Candy Shop
Ranked #8 of 10 Dessert in Mackinac Island
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The oldest, family operated fudge shop in the USA, with 6 Generations of candy makers! The only place that has the Famous Mackinac Fudge® on Mackinac Island, Michigan! Stop by and try a free sample!
Sterling Heights, Michigan
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234 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Try a Monster and English Toffee here”
Reviewed August 30, 2013

We get our fudge at Joannes but love May's Monster and English Toffee. Buy that there every year. What is a Monster - well they only sell Monster's at May's - it is a huge turtle candy - big piece of carmel about 6 inches in diameter covered in pecans and chocolate. First thing I get each year when I got off the ferry to the island! We take it on our walk of bike ride and it lasts all day long.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Love2Travel100
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Philly
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55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“creamy, delicious fudge”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

Enjoyed the fudge and they made it easy to send some to our grandchildren. They have been making fudge since 1881

Visited August 2013
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1 Thank LoLoPhilly
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United States
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122 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

They were advertising Amaretto fudge as featured flavor, couldn't wait to get to the island to get some of this flavor, lo and behold the first May's we came to they were "out" of it. That's all I was told, no explanation if they were getting more in etc. The girl who waited on me was extremely rude so we left. Found another May's and same thing, "they were out" of this flavor. I say if you are going to have a featured flavor and advertise it, make enough every day to keep that flavor in stock........I went across the street to Ryba's and bought some fudge from them.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank travelchick2
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MidniteFox03, Manager at May's Candy Shop, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
I apologize that we did not have the Amaretto fudge available at the time. Some flavors are very popular and being a small business, we do run out of flavors fast. I'd be happy to resolve this if you can email us at mayscandyshop@yahoo.com.
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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362 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
“good fudge”
Reviewed August 9, 2013

We bought from Mays, as they employ foreign students who are very friendly, plus businesslike. We had a great conversation with the Polish girl, as we have taken in a Polish exchange student in the past. The girl from Romania was also very helpful.

Visited August 2013
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2 Thank fjpaulick
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Delicious Fudge”
Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

I brought home fudge from May's and the family and co-workers loved it. The girl behind the counter was friendly and adorable. Their "buy 2 pieces, get 1 free" seems like a good deal although I didn't precisely comparison shop, just eyeballed different places.

  • Visited August 2013
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2 Thank djdelisa
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