Metro Detroit’s Top Candy Stores to Make Your Kid’s Day

Stop by these local candy stores in metro Detroit for bulk candy, chocolates, specialty treats, hard-to-find items and more.

Whether you’re planning a kids party, shopping for a holiday or just have a sweet tooth in the family, the metro Detroit area has plenty of local candy shops to satisfy your cravings.

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.

This article was recently updated on April 19, 2024 by Metro Parent’s Audience Development Manager, Katina Beniaris. The update included researching the latest information for the candy stores mentioned, and adding photos and reviews. Questions? Please reach out to katina@chicagoparent.com.

Alpine Chocolat Haus

Stop by this chocolate shop and ice cream spot for brittle, marshmallow treats, bark, seafoam, fudge, pretzels, apples, chips, caramel corn and more.

“I was thoroughly impressed with the quality of chocolate. And blown away by the amount of selections they have here,” says Steve Wayne on Google Reviews. “Next time I’m there I will definitely make my own candy bar. Loved it a lot.”

Bon Bon Bon

  • Locations in Ann Arbor, Detroit and Hamtramck

Satisfy your sweet tooth with handmade “bon bon bons” made in the heart of Detroit. These treats are made, filled and packaged by hand. Indulge in rich chocolate bon bons, or try unique flavors like coffee & donuts, cereal or PB & Jam. Gluten-free, nut-free and vegan options, too! 

By the Pound 

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.

Candy Attic

Shop from chocolates, premium mixed nuts, crème drops, peanut brittle, sour candies, old-fashioned favorites and more.

Celtic Sisters Candles & Candies

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

Champagne Chocolates

This local favorite in downtown Mount Clemens has been handcrafting chocolates in eastern Michigan for more than 25 years. It sells chocolates, toffees, hand-dipped candies, barks and more.

“Amazing luxury chocolates. You can hand pick what flavors, and there’s dozens of flavors to choose from,” says Dez Osbourne on Google Reviews. “Very creamy and rich chocolate that you can’t find anything like it in retail stores. 10/10.”

Doc Sweets’ Candy Company

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Photo credit: Doc Sweets’ Candy Company

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.

Eleanor’s Sweets and Sodas

This shop offers a variety of candies from the U.S. and countries all over the world. Shop more than 60 flavors of jelly beans, candy bars and gum. Lollipops, hard candies, licorice and even low sugar or sugar-free options available. It also has hand-made Italian sodas, which are made from all-natural syrups and are caffeine free.

IT’SUGAR 

If you’re looking for large boxes or pieces of candy, check out IT’SUGAR at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets. It also carries a handful of novelty gifts.

Janco Distributors

Also known as Mr. Leddy’s Candy Store, Janco has been open since 1928 and offers candy, snacks and beverages. The store offers candy on a wholesale basis open to the public. 

Juliet Chocolate Factory

This family-run chocolate factory carries a variety of dark, milk and white chocolates, hard candies, fudge and caramel apples, which are made fresh to order.

Kemnitz Fine Candies

For more than 50 years, Kemnitz has offered 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.

Kilwin’s Chocolate Shoppe

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

Mindo Chocolate Makers 

Shop this small batch bean-to-bar chocolate that is handmade in Dexter. It offers chocolate bars, hot cocoa sticks, cocoa nibs, coffee and more.

Rocket Fizz Candy Shop

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Photo credit: Rocket Fizz Shelby Township

This unique candy store sells candy from all over the world, salt water taffy, nostalgic candy, soda, tin signs and more.

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

  • Locations in Allen Park, Auburn Hills, Clinton Township, Detroit, Grosse Pointe, Roseville and Troy

Shop boxes chocolates, caramels, truffles, toffee, caramel popcorn, caramel apples and even dipped dog bones. 

Roger’s Bulk Candy

This old-fashioned candy shop carries bulk candy, chocolates, novelty and fun candy, nuts and dried fruit and more than 50 flavors of Ashby’s Ice Cream.

Ross Fine Candies 

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

Sanders Chocolate & Ice Cream Shop

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Photo credit: Sanders Chocolate & Ice Cream Shop

Stop in for a cream puff with Sanders’ famous fudge topping or try the cherry cordials, caramels, nut clusters or toffee. Check out the seasonal flavors, too. 

Shernni’s Candies

Try the chocolate covered potato chips, peanut brittle, caramel corn, caramel apples, hard candies, handmade chocolates and more.

Sugar Factory 

This retail candy store also has an indoor dining room, bar area and an outdoor patio dining space. Shop gummy bears, jelly beans and just about every chocolate candy you can imagine.

Sugar Lu’s 

This candy shop has so many great chocolate treats, bubble gum, soda pop, taffy, licorice and more.

Sydney Bogg’s Sweet Essentials

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

The Bulk Store

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 

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.

Westland Bulk Foods, LLC

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, smoothies, drinks and more.

Zingerman’s Candy Manufactory

This pop-up candy shop is temporarily located next door at Zingerman’s Coffee Co. The flavors of the fresh handcrafted candy bars are Ca$hew Cow, Peanut Butter Crush Bar, Zzang!, Wowza and What the Fudge?. Other fresh treats include handmade vanilla and chocolate marshmallows, peanut brittle, cinnamon peanuts, sweet chili peanuts, chocolate covered espresso beans and more.


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Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano is a mom of one and Metro Parent's Audience Development Coordinator. She tracks down the best events every week and shares the inside scoop with families in print and online. She enjoys reading, traveling and exploring metro Detroit with her son.

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