Best Candy Stores in Southeast Michigan

Stop by these local candy shops for bulk candy, chocolates, specialty treats, hard-to-find items and more.

Whether you’re planning a party, shopping for a holiday or just have a sweet tooth in the family, the metro Detroit area has plenty of places to satisfy your candy craving. Make a stop at one of these local sugar dispensaries and watch your kids’ eyes light up as they explore a place they may have thought only existed in their dreams. Bon appétit!

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American Gourmet

  • Address: 6698 Orchard Lake Road, West Bloomfield Township
  • Phone: 248-851-4450
  • Hours: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday

Chocolate, candy, cookie and nut trays are offered for personal or corporate gifts, and you’ll also find pastry trays, Michigan specialty baskets, fresh-dipped strawberries and more.

By the Pound

  • Address: 1952 S. Industrial Highway, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-665-8884
  • Hours: 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday

This locally-owned bulk food store has candies for sale including Jordan almonds and chocolates but also has a wide selection of tea, coffee, herbs, flours, grains, pastas, snacks, nuts, dried fruits and more.

 Celtic Sisters Candles & Candies

  • Address: 50935 Washington St., New Baltimore
  • Phone: 586-648-7189
  • Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, closed Sunday-Monday

This unique store offers a wide selection of candy along with candles, jewelry, handmade items, gifts and more.

Coach’s Candy and Party Rentals

  • Address: 29961 Gratiot Ave., Roseville
  • Phone: 586-226-4268
  • Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday

In addition to party rentals, this store specializes in unique candy baskets, candy centerpieces and favors, candy buffets, bulk candy and nostalgic candy.

Corden’s Candy Carousel

  • Address: 26300 Michigan Ave., Inkster
  • Phone: 313-565-2505
  • Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, closed Sunday

You’ll find handmade chocolates like nut clusters, turtles, chocolate-covered cherries and more at this local favorite.

Dearborn Bulk Foods

  • Address: 23151 Michigan Ave., Dearborn
  • Phone: 313-561-5011
  • Hours: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday

Inside Westborn Mall, this shop has many bulk candy items to choose from whether you want to buy just a pinch or several pounds for a candy buffet. You’ll also find nuts, grains, spices, chips, drinks and more.

Doc’s Sweets

  • Address: 135 N. Rochester Road, Clawson
  • Phone: 248-597-1051
  • Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday

This candy wonderland features thousands of candy items including bulk candies, vintage candy, sweet and sour candy, chocolates and even candy- or chocolate-covered insects. Sugar-free candies available, too. Kids will have fun using the mini shopping carts.

Elan Candies

  • Address: 20651 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Woods
  • Phone: 313-885-4524
  • Hours: Closed in summer, opens again on Oct. 1-April. Hours October 2017-April 2018: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, closed Sunday

The shop offers elan, which is a unique candy that combines fresh pecan halves with English toffee. Only available October through April, each batch of elan is handmade and dipped in either milk or dark chocolate.

Gayle’s Chocolates

  • Address: 417 S. Washington Ave., Royal Oak
  • Phone: 248-398-0001
  • Hours: Varies by season. Summer hours: 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday

Truffles and other handmade chocolates are the specialty here. Special seasonal items are available for holidays and kids will love the wide variety of animal and other unique-shaped chocolates.

Janco Distributors

  • Address: 15928 Grand River Ave., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-272-2218
  • Hours: 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, closed Sunday

Also known as Mr. Leddy’s Candy Store, Janco has been open since 1938 and offers candy, snacks and beverages. The store offers candy on a wholesale basis and is also open to the public.

Kemnitz Fine Candy & Gifts

  • Address: 896 W. Ann Arbor Trail, Plymouth
  • Phone: 734-453-0480
  • Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, closed Sunday

Open since 1951, Kemnitz offers a wide range of chocolates including award-winning cherry cordials and a large variety of candies. The shop focuses on customer service and makes all products with fresh, hand-selected ingredients. Turning 65 this year.

Kilwin’s Chocolate Shoppe

  • Address: 107 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor; 298 S. Main St., Plymouth
  • Phone: 734-769-7759 (Ann Arbor), 734-404-6719 (Plymouth)
  • Hours: Hours change seasonally; call for current hours

Open since 1983, this chocolate shop offers hand-paddled fudge, many types of handmade chocolates, caramel corns and brittles and homemade ice cream.

Roger’s Bulk Candy

  • Address: 15020 E. Nine Mile Road, Eastpointe
  • Phone: 586-772-1076
  • Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. Sunday

This old-fashioned candy shop carries bulk candy, chocolates, novelty and fun candy, nuts and dried fruit and 52 flavors of Ashby’s Ice Cream.

Ross Fine Candies

  • Address: 4642 Elizabeth Lake Road, Waterford
  • Phone: 248-682-5640
  • Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, closed Sunday-Monday

Homemade chocolate and sweets include fudge, caramel apples, saltwater taffy, brittle, nonpareils, clusters and more. The family-owned business has been open since 1948.

Sanders

  • Address: Locations throughout southeast Michigan (plus Mackinac Island)
  • Phone: 800-651-7263
  • Hours: Vary by location

Stop in for a cream puff with Sander’s famous fudge topping or try the cherry cordials, caramels, nut clusters or toffee.

Sydney Bogg’s Sweet Essentials

  • Address: 3233 W. 12 Mile Road, Berkley
  • Phone: 248-398-7933
  • Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, closed Sunday

This chocolate company specializes in making chocolates the old-fashioned way using “family secrets” that were started by Mr. Sydney Bogg in 1936. Items include corns, brittles, nuts, turtles, bark, nonpareils and more.

Sweet Factory

  • Address: Great Lakes Crossing Outlets, 4132 Baldwin Road, Suite 405, Auburn Hills; Somerset Collection, 2800 W. Big Beaver Road, Suite V-348, Troy
  • Phone: 248-454-1033 (Auburn Hills); 248-816-0073 (Troy)
  • Hours: Vary by location; check mall hours

Find a wealth of candies here including bulk options, a variety of gummy candy, novelty candy, sour candy, rock candy, retro candy, liquid candy, nuts, natural and organic candy – you name it!

Sweet Thing

  • Address: 230 E. Merrill St., Birmingham
  • Phone: 248-792-2410
  • Hours: Hours change seasonally; call to confirm. Opens daily at noon and closes between 5 and 9 p.m.

This downtown Birmingham shop is bursting with bulk candy and wrapped candy, candy cakes, candy tables and more.

The Bulk Store

  • Address: 22635 Northline Road, Taylor
  • Phone: 734-287-2855
  • Hours: 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday

From Airheads to Zotz and everything in between, this family-owned store features new candies of all kinds and old childhood favorites.

The Rocket Gifts & Candy

  • Address: 23147 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; 122 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti
  • Phone: 248-556-5084 (Ferndale), 734-483-2291 (Ypsilanti)
  • Hours: Both locations: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday

Both locations offer a large selection of wrapped and unwrapped bulk candy, plus novelty, nostalgic and traditional candies. You can also find jumbo peanut butter cups, chocolate covered cherries, chocolate covered pretzels and more chocolates in addition to a selection of gifts, books and other items.

This post was originally published in 2015 and has been updated for 2017 by Miriam Marini. 

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