The Morley Candy Makers and Sanders Brands provide premium chocolates, confections and desserts to a diverse customer base. With over 100 years of confectionary expertise, Morley and Sanders memories are made the old-fashioned way with original recipes. Our products must be so good that our customers are proud to share them with their closest family and friends. Above all, we are in the business of creating memories through traditional, wholesome experiences with confections and desserts that "taste as good as you remember".
Sanders was first opened by Fred Sanders June 17, 1875 and started with a single retail shop in Downtown Detroit. Over the years the company concentrated on expanding its retail stores and eventually built up to over 57 stores in the Metropolitan Detroit area. These stores not only sold candy, fudge toppings, and baked goods, but also had fountain counters serving light lunches, as well as an assortment of desserts including the popular Ice Cream Sodas, Sundaes and Hot Fudge Cream Puffs.
Sanders soon became the leading purveyor of candies in the metropolitan Detroit area. Sanders also began to sell directly to the national supermarket chains, as well as to other retailers in the area. Many of the national stores were outfitted with Sanders in-store bakery stations for cake decorating and more, while others featured the Sanders full line of products in 12 to 40 foot sections in their bakery departments.
We still follow the simple standards of using the finest quality ingredients in all of our Chocolates, Candies and Fudge Toppings. Fred Sanders Chocolates and Toppings are still made following strict formulas by dedicated lifelong candy makers.
It was in 1876 that Fred Sanders served his first Ice Cream Soda. The popular drink at that time was the Sweet Cream Soda, but one summer evening, with his store packed with thirsty customers, he discovered that all his sweet cream had soured. He then quickly decided to substitute ice cream for the sweet cream and his customers were delighted with the new drink.
Sanders products can be found in most grocery and specialty stores throughout southeastern Michigan, northern Ohio and parts of Indiana and Illinois. We have many retailers, Ice Cream Parlors and Restaurants serving and selling Sanders products across the country as well. We are adding new locations weekly, so check back often for a location near you.