Taffy may be pulled daily in every candy store in Frankenmuth and Mackinac Island, but you don’t need to travel far to cure your craving for the sweet old-fashioned treat. There are plenty of shops close to home that offer the same chew goodness in an impressive variety of flavors.
Germack Pistachio Co.
In between its wide selection of nuts and chocolates, the Eastern Market staple offers up 5-ounce variety packs of individually-wrapped saltwater taffy. Flavors include summertime favorites like watermelon, sour apple, and orange, and classics like chocolate, vanilla, and toffee. 2517 Russell St., Detroit; 313-566-0062; germack.com.
Roger’s Bulk Candy
In huge barrels and glass jars, Roger’s sells various flavors of salt water taffy, including watermelon, bubble gum, and strawberry-banana. The shop carries a plethora of other candies as well, all divided by various shades for any color-themed party event. 15020 E. Nine Mile Rd., Eastpointe; 586-772-1076; rogersbulkcandy.com
Doc Sweets Candy Co.
This Clawson candy store regularly carries about 20 flavors of taffy that fluctuate on a weekly basis. The shop’s employees will also special-order your desired flavor if they don’t have it in stock. Some of their current flavors are frosted cupcake, buttered popcorn, cinnamon roll, and caramel mocha. 135 N. Rochester Rd, Clawson; 248-597-1051; facebook.com/docsweetscandyco
Sander’s Fine Chocolates
The iconic candy company that started with one shop in downtown Detroit is known for its chocolates and hot fudge toppings, but its old-fashioned salt water taffy is just as good. Find them in a 12-ounce variety bag at a number of locations across southeast Michigan. locations and contact information at sanderscandy.com
Sweeties Ice Cream & Candy
Located in Grosse Pointe Park, this homey candy-store-meets-café features seating and books to read while you snack. Sweeties also offers ice cream, coffee, and taffy flavors that include coconut and mango. 15129 Kercheval Ave., Grosse Pointe Park; 313-649-2822; facebook.com/sweetestpointe
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