Morley Candy Makers - The Home of Sanders Candy

Morley Candy Makers - The Home of Sanders Candy

Morley Candy Makers - The Home of Sanders Candy
4.5
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Morley Candy Makers is the place where Sanders chocolates and desserts are created. Our free factory tour is perfect for all ages, and can be customized to fit your group's needs. Our facility is also handicap accessible. Each tour includes a video, a guided walk down our observation hallway to see candy makers at work, free chocolate samples and a stop in our fun newly remodeled Sanders Chocolate & Ice Cream Shoppe. The first Sanders store opened on June 17, 1875. By the 40's and 50's Sanders products and stores became woven into the traditions of Detroit families. Going to Sanders for a Sundae during a downtown trip, blowing out birthday candles on a Sanders cake and sharing laughs over a bowl of ice cream covered in Sanders Hot Fudge became the standard. Today, there are 9 Sanders shoppes and our products are shipped throughout the world via our website. Guided tours require an appointment and the schedule varies based on production so please call or email for times.
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LookingForFamilyFun
Houston, TX1,739 contributions
May 2021
We made the 30 minute drive outside of downtown Detroit to visit the Sanders factory & shop...we were so delighted! The facility is beautiful, all the way down to the wood & vintage tiled bathrooms...there's a nice selection of bagged and individual candies available to purchase and ice cream seemed to be the big draw, which some of us delighted in. But the best part was getting to see the caramel production line, it's a pretty basic process now that someone's worked out all the details, but it was so fascinating and we were thrilled to see these were the caramels we buy at Costco!

BTW, buy your caramels at Costco, not the shop...they're about 25% of the price at Costco! yikes!
Written August 17, 2021
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Yarnie B
Macomb, MI5 contributions
Nov 2020
I’m preparing a yarn package for a knitting friend from Texas. I went in for milk chocolate covered potato chips, but the package was way too big and expensive to include. (Sanders might want to consider a candy bar size again??) I had to settle for wrapped chocolate snowmen.

Too bad I mentioned the chips to all the people participating in the swap. She was looking forward to trying this Michigan treat.
Written November 23, 2020
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Calitripgirl
Sun City, AZ1,062 contributions
Jul 2020
The Sanders shop is opened and is Covid-19 ready. Plenty of seating outside and social distancing is easily done. They offer many items of candy and chocolate to choose from. Lots of homemade candy and cookies, shakes and much more.
Written July 23, 2020
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TravelerCentralFLA
Clermont, FL1,326 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
My family visited the Morley Candy and Sanders in Clinton Township. This is where the candies are made and they also have a nice candy shop. We love Sanders chocolates, and we were excited to see their selection. We were disappointed to learn they are now only making small jars of the dessert toppings, but we still love their other candies. We enjoyed our visit.
Written January 12, 2024
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lima s
The Villages, FL84 contributions
Apr 2018 • Friends
The factory tour was all booked for the day we went so we took the small walking tour. Saw them make the chocolate covered caramels with sea salt. Had to have a hot fudge cream puff for my birthday . They have a store you can shop for candy,cakes and an ice cream bar. We got a free sample of the caramels. Soooooo good.
Written April 13, 2018
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Rudolf v
Clinton Township, MI11 contributions
Feb 2014 • Family
Morley makes their candy right here in Clinton Township and they also make the great Sanders recipes that my grandmother used to rave about. Cakes, chocolate, ice cream-yum!
Written April 16, 2014
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PAn8iv
Macomb, MI27 contributions
Apr 2012 • Family
You start off with a video of the history of the Morley family of candies and Sanders candies and how they evolved expanded over the years. Not being a native Michigander, it really didn't mean that much to me. The Red Hat group that was there with my daughter and I were oohing and aahing all through the video "I remember this" or that.... so, I guess it'd be interesting if you have ties to the area. I mean it was interesting, I just didn't know much about the area at the time because we were just planning our move down here and I was trying to ply my daughters with chocolate to make it seem better! lol
After the video, there are samples. Then, you proceed to the viewing windows overlooking the production lines. WOW! These people got it going on! It was amazing to see how fast they do it (they've could whip Lucille Ball's boss in that one episode!) and it was interesting to see how the tops and bottoms of chocolates are covered separately and how the decorations are drizzled on top.(With chains!!) You also see how large items are molded like big bunnies and Santas and pretzels and potato chips are covered and bagged, sealed, boxed, and shipped,. Then, on to the sales floor for *more samples*!
They have each of the candies, cakes, sauces, cakes, ice creams, etc. that they make there available for purchase along with collectible items. It was a great way to spend a rainy hour and a half (call ahead to make reservations!) and learn something new about our new town where we were living. Since my husband had to work, we'll go back with him one day soon so he can see it too!
Written January 27, 2013
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kowal2rm
Michigan1 contribution
I took a tour of Morley Candy a couple of weeks ago and found it very interesting. There was a short video about how chocolate is made and how Morley began and then there was a tour of the production floor and we saw the chocolate being poured and packaged and we also got some samples of the candy. After that we went into the candy shop. It was all presented very well with a knowledgeable tour guide. It was about 45 minutes and it was free. Definitely worth the time.
Written May 27, 2009
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Beach1001
Lake Orion, MI294 contributions
May 2019 • Family
If you are from Michigan, Sanders is known as the best. We went for the 2 o'clock tour. It started 10 minutes late. She said to wait for the other people booked for the tour. I hate to wait for people who are late. If I can be on time, so can they. They finally arrived so the movie started. It was interesting. Next, we had a chocolate treat. We went to look at the machines from behind glass. There were no people working, the guide said they stop earlier. I don't understand why the tour isn't earlier so we could see the workers. Next we got a chocolate covered potato chip. The whole thing lasted about 45minutes. The store had many of the Sander's specialities.
Written May 16, 2019
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Janet S
Williamsburg, VA1,140 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
We saw this place as we were driving by. The large sign said free factory tours so we turned around and went in to see if we could get one. The next tour was at noon but we did not have an hour and a half to wait so we did the self guided option. You walk down a long hall with glass windows overlooking the production floor. There might have been 6-8 packaging lines parallel to that hallway. All the action was going on at the farthest point from our route. You could really see nearly nothing. There were a few posters on the wall - some historical information but mostly pictures of products.

At the end of the hallway you went into a large, brightly lit shop with a small production window. The people in front of us asked about samples and there was some discussion. We went over to to the production window to watch them cut up a large rice cereal treats bar to prepare it for dipping in chocolate. I can tell you they do measure quite carefully. We were never offered a sample of anything and it got fairly crowded so we did not try to get one. We did find out from an employee giving a product tour to another employee that this shop no longer sells seconds. In general, prices were high.
Written August 25, 2018
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