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“Really neat tour, with free candy tasting/testing! YAY!”

Morley Candy Makers - The Home of Sanders Candy
Ranked #1 of 1 Tours in Clinton Township
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed January 26, 2013

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!

Date of experience: April 2012
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Reviewed November 20, 2012

Morley has a nice candy factory there and some good candy, but some of the things they have taken over for the now closed Sanders company are "don't miss." You absolutely have to have the milk chocolate Sanders fudge sauce and a bumpy cake to take home. The caramel is great, too.

When they are in production, you can watch.

Date of experience: November 2012
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Reviewed October 5, 2012

The Candy shop staff were pleasant and friendly. The hot cocoa and cider were Delicious! I recommend you trying it on a nice overcast day. They were both very comforting. However, before we made it to the self tour and candy shop, we accidentally made the wrong turn and made it up stairs, a lady that worked their with short hair was not so friendly as we passed her :/ if it wasn't for the Candy Shop staff downstairs, don't think we would have recommended this place.

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Reviewed October 2, 2012

If you are in the area, you must stop by at Morley's candy makers! If you go on their website it says you can get tours by appointment, but they have the entire factory set behind glass, so you can also just walk it on your own and watch all the wonderful chocolate being made. A nostalgic twist is that they have an abundance of newspaper and magazine clippings documenting Morley's from when it first opened up until now. Very interesting to see. Now onto the chocolate, some of the best ever. If I could make my own recommendations, the peanut butter block is heavenly. And around Easter, they also have chocolate peanut butter bunnies. The blocks are excellent if put in the freezer and eaten cold. Also, the moose munch is Morley's version of the holiday mix commonly called 'puppy chow'...but it's a lot better. If you don't have the chance to visit the physical place, their website offers pretty much everything you can get in the store. They also have a Sander's sundae bar in the store, for anyone that remembers Sander's, their fudge is legendary.

Date of experience: June 2012
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

If you think Godiva is good...then Morley is to die for...some of the best chocolate I've ever tasted. If you can dip it in chocolate Morley makes it. They also have a wonderful "fundraising" program to help your local organization or charity raise money through candy sales.

Date of experience: August 2012
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