“Mackinac Island Fudge: The Ryba Family Legacy” Documentary


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The Story behind Ryba's Mackinac Island Fudge

Mackinac Island Fudge: The Ryba Family Legacy

Indulge in a sweet journey through time as “Mackinac Island Fudge: The Ryba Family Story” invites viewers to uncover the delicious story behind Ryba’s iconic Mackinac Island Fudge.

From the humble beginnings of handcrafted confections on Detroit’s East side in 1936 to the present day, the Ryba family’s passion for perfection has resulted in the creamiest fudge on Mackinac Island. Unwrap the sweet secret behind each delectable bite.

Follow the journey of Harry Ryba and Victor Callewaert as they bring Ryba’s Fudge to Mackinac Island, pioneering the art of fudgemaking in public view, inventing new flavors, and fanning the sweet fudge smell onto the sidewalks luring island visitors in . Still today, tourists are affectionately referred to as “Fudgies.” a term lovingly coined by Harry Ryba.

Discover the craft, the family, and the legacy that have shaped this sweet sensation, and tune in for a taste of Michigan history that’s rich with tradition and togetherness. The Ryba story isn’t just about fudge—it’s a slice of Mackinac Island history.