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12 Spots to Seek Out Candy and Chocolate in Metro Detroit

Fancy chocolate bars, bonbons, and bulk candy galore

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There’s no rule that says sweets can’t be eaten year-round, yet for some reason chocolates and candy are only marketed as a holiday indulgence. Why not stock up on quality treats for when a sugar craving arises? Metro Detroit is lucky to have several great confectioneries and a handful of candy shops selling everything from bulk jawbreakers to decadent chocolate bonbons. Whether the day calls for a fancy single-origin chocolate bar or on old-fashioned penny candy, here’s where to seek out the area’s best treats.

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1. Candy Bar

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1509 Broadway St
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 277-4736
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The Siren Hotel’s glamorous pink cocktail bar pairs expertly made drinks and bar snacks with its very own chocolate bars. Lady of the House pastry chef Monica Greer developed the recipe for these crunchy, salted confections that riff on a butterfinger.

2. Cannelle by Matt Knio

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45 West Grand River Avenue
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 694-9767

There’s a whole lot of sweet and savory French desserts and breads at Cannelle by Matt Knio, but the patisserie also makes chocolate bonbons and an assortment of chocolate bars in flavors like hazelnut-caramel and dark chocolate-raisin.

3. Rocky's Historic Eastern Market

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2489 Russell St
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 567-6871
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Rocky’s is a destination for visitors to Eastern Market who love to sift through the store’s shelves and bulk bins. Find everything from massive gum balls to gummy worms to Dum Dums amongst the aisles. Rocky’s also offers nuts, spices, and other snacks.

4. Germack Pistachio Co.

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2509 Russell St
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 566-0062
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Eastern Market’s nuts and coffee emporium Germack Pistachio Co. offers a variety of packaged snacks including options like chocolate malted milk balls, chocolate-covered pretzels, licorice, and gummy candies to satisfy a sweet tooth.

5. Mongers' Provisions

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4240 Cass Ave #111
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 651-7119
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Mongers’ Provisions pairs two of life’s greatest pleasures — chocolate and cheese — under one roof. At both the Cass Corridor and Ferndale locations, visitors can count on a wide selection of single-origin chocolates ranging from classic milk chocolate to shrimp and bonito-flavored bars. The store also stocks other cocoa-related products like mole bitters and makes a mean hot chocolate, too.

Candy Bars in colorful packaging on a wooden shelf display at Mongers’ Provisions in Detroit. Mongers’ Provisions [Official photo]

6. Sanders Chocolate & Ice Cream Shoppe

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16837 Kercheval Ave
Grosse Pointe, MI 48230
(313) 882-4966
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Metro Detroit’s classic candy maker Sanders has been satisfying local sugar cravings for more than a hundred years. The company continues to operate several shops throughout metro Detroit where it serves ice cream sundaes slathered in hot fudge and sells chocolate boxes to-go.

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7. Bon Bon Bon

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11360 Joseph Campau Ave
Hamtramck, MI 48212
(313) 236-5581
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Detroit’s very own Willy Wonka, Alexandra Clark spins a wild array of bonbons out of her Hamtramck chocolate factory. Sample classics like the earl grey-flavored High Tea or a try one of the rotating seasonal treats. Along with the individually boxed chocolate morsels, the company also sells cleverly packaged chocolate floppy disks, mix tapes, and records.

8. Roger's Bulk Candy & Ice Cream

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15020 E 9 Mile Rd
Eastpointe, MI 48021
(586) 772-1076
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This Eastpointe sweets store carries a huge selection candies sold by-the-pound including saltwater taffy, individually wrapped bubble gum, and Runts. Fans of old-fashioned candies can also find items like candy cigarettes here.

Glass jars, shelves, and barrel-shaped bulk bins full of rainbow colored candies. Roger’s Bulk Candy [Official image]

9. Treat Dreams Dessert Emporium

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22965 Woodward Ave
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 544-3440
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After undergoing a renovation and menu updates last winter, Treat Dreams returned as an all-inclusive dessert cafe with space devoted to packaged candy and gifts. Now, in addition to cookies, brownies, and ice cream sandwiches, customers can also purchase packaged cotton candy, toffees, and other sugary confections.

10. Doc Sweets' Candy Company

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135 N Rochester Rd
Clawson, MI 48017
(248) 597-1051
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Clawson destination Doc Sweets’ supplies enough candy to put a whole city in a sugar coma. The store features wall-to-wall treats from jelly beans to novelty Pez dispensers to bulk gummy marshmallow candies.

The exterior of Doc Sweets has a colorful sign and a blue Scooby Doo-like van parked out front with floral cartoon illustrations. Doc Sweets [Official photo]

11. Blue Canary Confections

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124 W 14 Mile Rd
Birmingham, MI 48009
(248) 792-7256
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Birmingham’s Blue Canary is a confectionary as well as a bakery serving everything from chocolate babka to cracked pepper bread. Customers can also find an assortment of colorful, gem-like bonbons here alongside candied fruits and chocolate-covered marshmallows.

Seven hexagonal bonbons covered in purple and red airbrushed shimmers are arranged in a circle. Blue Canary [Official image]

12. Tou & Mai

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4240 Cass Ave
Detroit, MI 48201

This pint-sized cafe in Cass Corridor makes great bubble tea, but the shop also serves as an Asian mini-mart with plenty of imported snacks and packaged candies. Find Hi-Chews, strawberry Pocky, and lychee gummies all right here alongside bags of shrimp chips and macarons.

1. Candy Bar

1509 Broadway St, Detroit, MI 48226

The Siren Hotel’s glamorous pink cocktail bar pairs expertly made drinks and bar snacks with its very own chocolate bars. Lady of the House pastry chef Monica Greer developed the recipe for these crunchy, salted confections that riff on a butterfinger.

1509 Broadway St
Detroit, MI 48226

2. Cannelle by Matt Knio

45 West Grand River Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226

There’s a whole lot of sweet and savory French desserts and breads at Cannelle by Matt Knio, but the patisserie also makes chocolate bonbons and an assortment of chocolate bars in flavors like hazelnut-caramel and dark chocolate-raisin.

45 West Grand River Avenue
Detroit, MI 48226

3. Rocky's Historic Eastern Market

2489 Russell St, Detroit, MI 48207

Rocky’s is a destination for visitors to Eastern Market who love to sift through the store’s shelves and bulk bins. Find everything from massive gum balls to gummy worms to Dum Dums amongst the aisles. Rocky’s also offers nuts, spices, and other snacks.

2489 Russell St
Detroit, MI 48207

4. Germack Pistachio Co.

2509 Russell St, Detroit, MI 48207

Eastern Market’s nuts and coffee emporium Germack Pistachio Co. offers a variety of packaged snacks including options like chocolate malted milk balls, chocolate-covered pretzels, licorice, and gummy candies to satisfy a sweet tooth.

2509 Russell St
Detroit, MI 48207

5. Mongers' Provisions

4240 Cass Ave #111, Detroit, MI 48201
Candy Bars in colorful packaging on a wooden shelf display at Mongers’ Provisions in Detroit. Mongers’ Provisions [Official photo]

Mongers’ Provisions pairs two of life’s greatest pleasures — chocolate and cheese — under one roof. At both the Cass Corridor and Ferndale locations, visitors can count on a wide selection of single-origin chocolates ranging from classic milk chocolate to shrimp and bonito-flavored bars. The store also stocks other cocoa-related products like mole bitters and makes a mean hot chocolate, too.

4240 Cass Ave #111
Detroit, MI 48201

6. Sanders Chocolate & Ice Cream Shoppe

16837 Kercheval Ave, Grosse Pointe, MI 48230
Sanders Candy [Official]

Metro Detroit’s classic candy maker Sanders has been satisfying local sugar cravings for more than a hundred years. The company continues to operate several shops throughout metro Detroit where it serves ice cream sundaes slathered in hot fudge and sells chocolate boxes to-go.

16837 Kercheval Ave
Grosse Pointe, MI 48230

7. Bon Bon Bon

11360 Joseph Campau Ave, Hamtramck, MI 48212

Detroit’s very own Willy Wonka, Alexandra Clark spins a wild array of bonbons out of her Hamtramck chocolate factory. Sample classics like the earl grey-flavored High Tea or a try one of the rotating seasonal treats. Along with the individually boxed chocolate morsels, the company also sells cleverly packaged chocolate floppy disks, mix tapes, and records.

11360 Joseph Campau Ave
Hamtramck, MI 48212

8. Roger's Bulk Candy & Ice Cream

15020 E 9 Mile Rd, Eastpointe, MI 48021
Glass jars, shelves, and barrel-shaped bulk bins full of rainbow colored candies. Roger’s Bulk Candy [Official image]

This Eastpointe sweets store carries a huge selection candies sold by-the-pound including saltwater taffy, individually wrapped bubble gum, and Runts. Fans of old-fashioned candies can also find items like candy cigarettes here.

15020 E 9 Mile Rd
Eastpointe, MI 48021

9. Treat Dreams Dessert Emporium

22965 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220

After undergoing a renovation and menu updates last winter, Treat Dreams returned as an all-inclusive dessert cafe with space devoted to packaged candy and gifts. Now, in addition to cookies, brownies, and ice cream sandwiches, customers can also purchase packaged cotton candy, toffees, and other sugary confections.

22965 Woodward Ave
Ferndale, MI 48220

10. Doc Sweets' Candy Company

135 N Rochester Rd, Clawson, MI 48017
The exterior of Doc Sweets has a colorful sign and a blue Scooby Doo-like van parked out front with floral cartoon illustrations. Doc Sweets [Official photo]

Clawson destination Doc Sweets’ supplies enough candy to put a whole city in a sugar coma. The store features wall-to-wall treats from jelly beans to novelty Pez dispensers to bulk gummy marshmallow candies.

135 N Rochester Rd
Clawson, MI 48017

11. Blue Canary Confections

124 W 14 Mile Rd, Birmingham, MI 48009
Seven hexagonal bonbons covered in purple and red airbrushed shimmers are arranged in a circle. Blue Canary [Official image]

Birmingham’s Blue Canary is a confectionary as well as a bakery serving everything from chocolate babka to cracked pepper bread. Customers can also find an assortment of colorful, gem-like bonbons here alongside candied fruits and chocolate-covered marshmallows.

124 W 14 Mile Rd
Birmingham, MI 48009

12. Tou & Mai

4240 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

This pint-sized cafe in Cass Corridor makes great bubble tea, but the shop also serves as an Asian mini-mart with plenty of imported snacks and packaged candies. Find Hi-Chews, strawberry Pocky, and lychee gummies all right here alongside bags of shrimp chips and macarons.

4240 Cass Ave
Detroit, MI 48201

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