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This place looks amazing and the fact it has been family owned since 1918 makes it super special. The reviews are great so we should all check it out!
From the website:
The story of Corden Chocolates is a story of love. A story that’s been woven in the fabric of Detroit for over a century, and a story that year after year, loves bringing joy to generations of friends and family. We stand today after three generations and over 100 years of romancing one of nature’s greatest gifts - cocoa.
Sam Corden arrived from Greece and opened a small shop in Detroit, Michigan, with his cousin, Gus. Together, they offered the city a select line of delicious products to celebrate and enjoy. However, it wasn’t until his son, Evans, took over, that our expertise really began to grow. He was the true genius of the family, who could play with chocolate the way Mozart could play with music.
Both in his shop and through traveling the country, Evans learned and developed techniques as the years passed, finding new ways to work with chocolate that make our methods so unique. As transportation changed, and agricultural products began making their way across the globe, he paired his hand-tempered chocolates with some of nature’s finest gifts - Michigan cherries, Jamaican rum, and California almonds. Everything else, like the caramel we still make today, he made from scratch, and sold from his shop next to the Senate Theater in Detroit. He shared his knowledge with anyone willing to listen, but his recipes live on through his son, Nick. Now located on Michigan Avenue in Inkster, everything is still made in-house and by hand.
For over 100 years, it’s been our pleasure to be a part of the lives of our customers, and our Michigan community as a whole. We love knowing that people have been coming together around our chocolate for so long, at holidays, life events, and especially, the quiet little moments that are just for themselves.
Making everything by hand is never easy, but it’s the only way we’ll ever do what we do - make the absolute best chocolates we can.