Daddy, I Want The Golden Ticket!

More scenes from this year’s Mackinac Island Fudge Festival, plus the golden ticket winner at May’s Fudge Shop!

Since Saturday was such a special day, I wanted to make sure to put out the best message about our fudge. What better place for a message than IN the fudge itself? Now my brother, Lee May, does an excellent job of creating numerous messages and atwork in the fudge, and I have a long ways to catch up to his expertise, but I’m starting with letters and working my way up… to smiley faces!

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My half sister, Tienne, thought that it might be fun to put the smiley face on the right side instead of the left. Now my ‘yum’ becomes ‘yum-o!’

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Continuing my new design, I was able to double the amount of loops on top of the fudge since my last try. They’re almost like little chocolate waves!

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From 3-5pm yesterday was the start of the “Daddy, I Want the Golden Ticket!” event, and just five minutes before the start, we had a line of people starting to form:

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An hour and a half later, we had our winner! David Lyons from Traverse City, MI found the golden ticket in one of three boxes that he purchased at May’s.

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Stacked ‘Golden Ticket’ boxes just waiting to reveal which one has the ticket

Throughout the day, however, we were busy making fudge. I have an assistant from China named Clark who has become one excellent cook! Every day, he stirs the fudge over a hot fire:

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Clark will also stir the fudge with the long paddle whenever I need to give my arms a break!

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Another influential person at May’s Fudge shop is my older half sister, Tienne Mathews, who pretty much taught me everything I know. If I ever have a question about how to make anything at work, she’ll be the first person I ask (well, next to our dad).

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Quite possibly the best double chocolate fudge I’ve ever made

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The best way to end the day is with a well shined-up copper kettle… the sunset to my work day! :)

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