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Candylands in the D: Four sweet places for candy in Metro Detroit

Woodward Candy Be My Valentine

What was your favorite candy as a child? Mine would probably be Swedish Fish. I have vivid memories of walking across the street to my corner store, walking to the back of the store and picking out two dollars worth of those little red fish.

To this day, I still love Swedish Fish.

What if I told you there are numerous candy stores around the metro Detroit area where you could find all of your favorite childhood candies? Candy Buttons?  Astro Pops?  Nik I Nip Candy Bottles? SkyBars?

I’ve been recovering from a sugar rush after two days of “research” from all of the sweets I bought for this candy store round up. My dentist might have a problem with this, but Valentine’s Day is almost here and I felt it was important to give you guys the 4-1-1 on all things candy before February 14th got here.

There are candy shops all across the region, but here are a few I’ve found that are notable so far.

Woodward Avenue Candy Shop – Ferndale, Michigan

Woodward Avenue Candy ShopThe Woodward Avenue Candy Shop has been open since September 2010, and they have been a welcome addition to the Ferndale area. The owner Janie DeJaeghere works hard to make sure the experience you have at her shop is memorable, in a good way. Not only does this store have all of your favorite candies – DeJaeghere also makes goodies in house like: fudge, cupcakes and candy apples. If there is something you don’t see in her store, she will do whatever she can to locate it and order it for you.
23337 Woodward Avenue Ferndale, MI 48220
Phone: (248) 565-8660
Hours: Monday through Saturday 12:00pm – 7:00pm

Doc Sweet’s Candy Company – Clawson, Michigan

Doc Sweets Candy InteriorIf you want to get lost in a candy wonderland, then you need to visit Doc Sweet’s Candy Company in Clawson. This store has been giving people sugar highs since 2008 and the owner’s say it is the largest candy store in Michigan. The great thing about Doc Sweet’s is the rows and rows of bulk candy. If you are having a Valentine’s Day party, then you should come to Doc’s and pick up everything you need for your sweets table.
120 S. Rochester Road Clawson, MI 48017
Phone: (248) 597-1051
Hours: Monday through Saturday: 10:00am – 7:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am – 4:00pm

The Candy Trail – Plymouth, Michigan

Candy Trail candy in Plymouth MichiganThe cool thing about The Candy Trail is the fact that it sells more than candy.  It has a section in the back of the store with toys, stuffed animals and books. When Sandi McGrew opened this old fashioned candy store in 2009, she was inspired by “the vibe” of Plymouth’s downtown.
942 W. Ann Arbor Trail Plymouth, MI 48170
Phone: (734) 737-9338
Hours: Sunday and Monday: Closed, Tuesday through Thursday 11:00am – 7:00pm, Friday 11:00am – 7:30pm, Saturday 10:00am – 7:30pm

Kemnitz Fine Candies – Plymouth, Michigan

Front of Kemnitz Candies in Plymouth, MichiganAlthough Kemnitz Fine Candies is only a few storefronts away from The Candy Trail, it is a completely different experience.  Instead of  buying a generic box of chocolates from the corner drug store, you can come to Kemnitz and pick out the individual chocolates you would like for your Valentine.  Kemnitz has been around since 1951 and you can tell that they know what they are doing when it comes to making these sweet treats.
896 W. Ann Arbor Trail Plymouth, MI 48170
Phone: (734) 453-0480
Hours: Monday through Thursday and Saturday 10:00am – 6:00pm, Friday 10:00am – 8:00pm, Sunday closed

What are your favorite candy stores in metro Detroit? Where should I go next on a sweet adventure?


Woodward Candy table full of sweets

Table full of candy

Bins at Woodward Candy

Bins at Woodward Candy

Display at Woodward Candy

Woodward Candy also does hand made cakes

Woodward Candy also does hand made cakes

The place reminds me of a general store, but with candy

Woodward Candy reminds me of the candy store in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Woodward Candy store front in Ferndale

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4 comments on “Candylands in the D: Four sweet places for candy in Metro Detroit

  1. Actually I was just at The Candy Store this weekend while checking out Wyandotte. We are going to include it in a separate round up for places to check out in Wyandotte.

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