How We Started Granny's Confections
One day I was visiting my granny. We were talking about old times and how some things have changed. We began to talk about how every time I would come over to visit, she would always have something sweet made especially for me.
The conversation was always great, but the absolute best was the sweets. I remember asking her how to make some of my favorite confections. She said it was a secret, but that I was her favorite and she would teach me everything, but with one condition. I was not allowed to tell anyone else what I had learned... To this day I have kept the secrets.
So, into the kitchen we headed. I took lots of notes and listened to countless hours of stories about her baking.
When it came time for me to try to make some of my favorites, granny was right there to tell me how I was doing it all wrong. There seemed to be a lot of ways to save time and make things faster, but she made it clear that even though there may be faster ways to do things, it is always better to do things slowly and with love. I thought she was not willing to embrace the modern time. I gave in and did it exactly like she showed me. I realized by the end of the day how much my granny really loved me. I was exhausted, I was hot and my legs hurt. I can only imagine how she felt. That made me really appreciate all she had done for me in the past and even more for what she was doing now.
I began making some of my favorites at home and taking them to work and church. People could not stop raving about how awesome it tasted and that is was not like anything they had ever eaten.
They all ask the same question... What is the secret?
All I can tell you is that Granny said:
* Never cut corners
* Use quality ingredients
* Put love in everything you do
In 2015, I opened Granny's Confections in a small, 300 square foot location in Hartland Michigan. Becoming part of the community, we have been part of many of the local events, including: Brighton Farmers Market, Howell Farmers Market, Holiday Glow in Brighton, Melon Fest in Howell, Milford Memories, Fantasy of Lights in Howell, The State Fair of Michigan, Made in Michigan Festival, the Livingston County Home & Garden Show and many more.
In 2017, Granny's Confections quadrupled it size!! We moved into a 1,200 square foot location in Howell Michigan. This location is large enough for us to produce our brittle here and also have a small retail store in the front.
In 2020, we purchased a building and relocated closer to downtown Howell Michigan.
In 2018, we were featured on several local television holiday promotions with Fox2 and WDIV4.