Sign in U.P. airport tells passengers to remove fudge from bags

Posted at 4:32 PM, Jul 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-07 16:35:55-04

With travelers from across the world heading up north for vacations this summer, fudge is a popular item on many tourists' lists.

Whether it's Mackinac Island fudge or fudge from elsewhere in the state, an upper peninsula airport is reminding travelers it's OK to fly home with the fudge with certain precautions.

A photo posted to Twitter by @BrightonAuthor showed the sign at the Chippewa County International Airport saying "please remove fudge from your bags," with a photo of fudge in the middle.

The airport is 35 miles north of Saint Ignace which is one of two cities in Michigan with ferry service to Mackinac Island.

According to Mackinac Island, there are nearly a dozen fudge shops on the island, and the annual Mackinac Island Fudge Festival takes place Aug. 19 and 20.