Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth with These Michigan-made Candies

Chewy gummies, tasty lollipops, indulgent chocolates, and more
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The Bon Bon Bon chocolatiers specialize in unique chocolate creations. // Photograph courtesy of Bon Bon Bon

From decadent chocolates and sugar-free lollipops that pack a punch to chewy, mouthwatering gummies and flavorful fudge, these Michigan-made candies are sure to sweeten up your day.

Bon Bon Bon

With countless flavors and varieties, it’s no secret that Bon Bon Bon is a local hot spot for chocolate. The Hamtramck chocolatiers work around the clock to make sure its customers have a delicious, customizable experience every time they visit one of its shops. Its “two bite-sized” candies come in wild flavors like Hazel-what?, Lil Hottie, Coffee and Donuts, Sticky Bon, and dozens more. Bon Bon Bon, 441 W. Canfield St., Suite 12, Detroit; 313-316-1430; and 5 Nickels Arcade, Ann Arbor; 834-369-8558; bonbonbon.com

Sanders

The first Sanders candy shop opened in 1875 in Detroit. Founded by Fred Sanders, the business is now a household name in the metro area when it comes to great candy. The business sells dark, milk, and white chocolates, flavored caramels, and ice cream toppings like hot fudge and drizzles. Sanders; visit sanderscandy.com for locations and online shopping

Cherry Republic

Established in 1989, Cherry Republic is your go-to for cherry snacks. The business, which is headquartered in Traverse City, now sells more than 200 cherry-based products. Among those goods are candies such as Chocolate Covered Cherries (available in milk and dark chocolate), Wild Cherry Gummy Bears, Ruby Red Sour Cherry Patches, Cherry Sour Balls, and Dark Chocolate Cherry Turtles. Cherry Republic – Ann Arbor, 223 S. Main St., Ann Arbor; 734-585-5231; cherryrepublic.com

Frankenmuth Fudge Kitchen 

Since 1975, Frankenmuth Fudge has been churning out its tasty creations from its flagship shop in Michigan’s Little Bavaria. Flavors include apple pie, cherry, pistachio, pumpkin pasty, and peanut butter. The business also offers sugar-free and vegan options. Frankenmuth Fudge Kitchen, frankenmuthfudge.com for locations and to shop online 

Zolli Candy

Zolli Candy is 100 percent natural, allergy-free, sugar-free, keto, and diabetic friendly. These sweet treats were created by a Michigan father-daughter duo seeking to create a candy that was good for your teeth. What started as a simple lollipop has expanded into an empire, featuring Zolli Taffy, Zolli Gummeez, Zolli Drops, Zolli Taffy, and Zolli Carmelz. Don’t let its sugar-free recipes fool you — these health-conscious snacks still pack plenty of sweetness. Zolli Candy; shop.zollipops.com

Blue Canary Confections

This Birmingham-based candy and confection shop aims to create beautifully decorated, delicious goods for its customers. Blue Canary Confections creates handcrafted bonbons in dozens of rotating flavors. From bourbon infusions to lavender and honey drizzles, there’s always something new to try. In addition to these tasty chocolates, the shop also offers gumdrops, caramels, candied nuts, marshmallows, and lollipops. Blue Canary Confections, 124 W. 14 Mile Road, Birmingham; 248-792-7256; bluecanaryconfections.com

Oh My Lolli 

This Brighton-based business specializes in hard-candy treats. Its “lollirocks” and lollipops are available in various sizes and flavors, including pomegranate lemonade, cotton candy, blue raspberry, Saturday morning cereal, and root beer float. Oh My Lolli’s facility is free of common allergens like nuts, soy, dairy, eggs, seeds, and gluten, and the businesses’ candies are made with natural oils and flavorings, non-high fructose corn syrup, and pure cane sugar. Oh My Lolli, 421 Mill Pond Lane, Brighton; 810-229-2277; ohmylolli.com

Shurms Candy 

Oakland Township-based Shurms Candy is the maker of MichigGummies, a line of gummy candies in the shape of the state of Michigan. The original MichiGummies variety pack features the flavors cherry, raspberry, apple, grape, strawberry, and watermelon. The company also sells MichiSours and MichiCinnamons gummies. Shurms Candy, visit shurmscandy.com for locations and to shop online

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