The sweet aroma of fudge wafts out onto the street from four unique Ryba’s Fudge Shops. Passersby stop to watch as confectionary artists handcraft the creamiest, most decadently delicious fudge following family recipes and a meticulous process perfected over four generations.

Ryba’s Fudge Shops is where fudge making became a public spectacle that drew people to Mackinac Island fudge shops’ front windows. It’s here tasty new fudge flavors are invented, where fanning the sweet scent of fresh fudge into the street was pioneered, and where tourists are still confectionately referred to as “Fudgies,” Harry Ryba’s affectionate name for the visitors seeking the sweet treats in Ryba’s signature pink box. It is no wonder Ryba become known as the “Fudge King” of Mackinac Island, passing his title on to Victor, who in turn taught his children and grandchildren his master craft, ensuring that the legacy lives on.

Shop while on Mackinac Island or order online any time. After all, there’s fudge, and then there’s Ryba’s fudge.