No secret to my family and friends that chocolate and fudge are one my favorite foods, not the healthiest, but the tastiest.  A gene I inherited from my Mother who loved chocolate and it made it easy buying her gifts. Fudge has been around since the 19th Century According to wikipedia.com.  Fudge shops in high tourist places like Mackinac Island began to open their doors in the 1880s. A pound box back then was about 40 cents. These days it's between $7 and $20  a pound.

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Well, get ready for the Fudge Festival In Mackinac, which is the fudge capital of the world. It returns to Mackinac Island this week, according to mackinacisland.com.  The fudge-centric extravaganza is happening  Aug 27th–29th.

What Do You Like in Your Fudge?

Fudge is great by itself but is even been better if you add fruits, nuts, chocolate, caramel, candies, sweets, and many other flavors which are added either inside or on top.

If you are up for it get the family together for a nice 3-hour drive and a whole lot of fun.

For an entire weekend at the Mackinac Island Fudge Festival celebrates the Island’s most famous treat and features a number of fudge-related, fun, family events! Activities include fudge-making demonstrations, fudge inspired dinners and cocktails, an outdoor movie, family games, and more!

From what I understand Mackinac Island’s 13 fudge shops produce 10,000 pounds of fudge per day.  There will also be plenty of fudge-inspired beverages. 

Where Do You Find Your Favorite Fudge?

If you can't make the trip this weekend, maybe you can make some yourself for family and friends. Do you have a favorite fudge recipe?  Who has the best fudge in the Lansing area?

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