About Us

Kemnitz Fine Candies was founded in 1951 when George and Betty Kemnitz began making chocolates in the basement of their home. The couple moved their storefront to its downtown Plymouth, Michigan location in the late 1950s; where it remains to this day. George and Betty retired in 1969 when Kemnitz was purchased by Ken and Marie Swain; along with all the original recipes and equipment. The business was passed to Ken and Marie’s granddaughter, Cindy Smith, in 1999. Until her retirement in early 2022, Cindy and her husband,  Everett, took special care of Kemnitz. In April 2022, Kemnitz was purchased by the Collick family.

With the original recipes and machinery, we are thrilled to continue the tradition of fine, handmade candies in the city of Plymouth. Since its opening, Kemnitz has been devoted to making  quality chocolates. Each piece of candy is handcrafed with the best ingredients to give you the best chocolatey experience. Our recipes have not changed in the over 70 years of our business and all these years later we continue to be committed to bringing you a unique experience with every taste. When you bite into a Kemnitz candy you can expect a reminiscence and pure delight. Kemnitz remains a family owned business devoted to satisfying your sweetest cravings in the most delightful way. From hand made Easter bunnies to the sweetest little gummy bears, Kemnitz is here to remind you of your sweet side.