About Us

45th Parallel's Candy World guarantees that all of our products, handcrafted chocolates and gourmet confections are fresh. Remaining true to our heritage has won us numerous accolades from Traverse Magazine, The Detroit Free Press, Northern Express, as well as numerous longtime enthusiastic fans. Being taught by generations of outstanding candy makers, it's a tradition that three generations of family have been proud to uphold and pass on. Inspired by the love of chocolate and passion of creation, we continue to only blend premium fresh ingredients using original family recipes and old fashioned methods.

Our Products Include:


  • 45th Parallels award winning fudge.

  • Our hand dipped chocolate covered cherries.

  • A variety bag of the best salt water taffy in the North.

  • Caramel and fudge dipped apples; these babies are dipped in over a pound of fudge.

  • Fresh baked chocolate chunk or toffee caramel cookies.

  • Fresh made out of the finest ingredients fudge pecan pie mix and fudge brownie mix.

  • Leelanau chocolate beach rocks, this candy looks like a real rock but tastes great!

  • North Pole, which is our pecan nut log dipped in our vanilla fudge and sprinkled with coconut to appear like snow on a peppermint stick.

  • South Pole, which is our caramel nut logs dipped in chocolate fudge and covered with nuts.

  • Handmade fudge covered caramel turtles

  • Handmade pecan turtles.

  • Whimsical Holiday Tins

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