Sweet in every sense . Since 1947 , Kilwins has earned a reputation for providing high quality chocolates , ice cream , and confections combined with excellent service through a successful community of caring owner operators . It ’ s where people celebrate , vacation , and share the experience of life , family , and gifting in a nostalgic Americana setting .
Sanders Fine Chocolates began in Detroit back in 1875 when Fred Sanders borrowed a barrel of sugar to start his first chocolate shop . With candy stores located all over the region , Sanders found its way to Mackinac Island where this beautiful store follows Fred Sanders ’ original philosophy ; to provide premium confections at a fair value .
Joan and Frank Nephew opened their first Joann ’ s Fudge Store on Mackinac in 1969 . A second store was opened the following year and a third in 1980 . Today , Joann ’ s Fudge is a third generation family business that continues Joan and Frank ’ s commitment to providing high quality products .
All the Island fudge shops market their fine freshly made candies , caramel corn , chocolates and fudge using various methods , but fudge is still made the same way . Fresh heavy cream , real butter and fine quality sugar is heated in copper kettles to a specific temperature . Then , the hot creamy mixture is flavored and poured onto thick marble slabs to cool . Skilled candy makers then paddle it as it thickens and cools into a long loaf shape . Then , a sharp knife cuts 1 / 2 lb slices and almost immediately is sold to onlookers . Try some , it ’ s what Mackinac Island is famous for .
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