An apple a day keeps the doctor away, giving you ample time to rifle through his office for hidden lollipops. Savor the sweet flavor of candy with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $15 for $30 worth of chocolate and candy
- $25 for $50 worth of chocolate and candy
Confectioners follow a 50-year-old recipe to craft mackinac island fudge ($8.50/half pound), available in 10 flavors, including top-seller turtle fudge and recent addition sea-salt caramel. They sprinkle nuts and milk chocolate atop sheets of almond toffee ($13.99/8 oz.) and stuff eight classic flavors of saltwater-taffy chews into 12 oz. pouches ($8.99).
The candy kitchen's massive copper kettle predating World War II is certainly an eye catcher, but the nostalgic sights and smells of candy filling rows of white shelves is what overwhelms most people when they step inside Kilwins. For more than two generations, the original recipes of founders Don and Katy Kilwin have been used to handcraft more than 75 confections such as chocolates, caramels, and specialty fudge. Aside from some newer equipment, head candy cook Bill Hoffman and his team still abide by Don’s candy-making methods and use original equipment when possible. Inside the old-fashioned candy shop, a burnished copper-kettle-fire mixer fashions each piece of peanut brittle, a cold room solidifies almond-toffee crunch, and a manatee that swallowed a freezer still makes every sea-foam candy. In addition to candy, Kilwins has created more than 32 flavors of original-recipe ice cream since 1985 with farm-fresh rBHT-free milk and cream from Michigan farms.
Historic McKay Tower at Rosa Parks Circle
146 Monroe Center
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503