Sayklly's was started by a Lebanese immigrant named Joseph Sayklly back in 1906. He opened a store on Ludington Street in Escanaba, where he sold some groceries, candy, and homemade ice cream. After Joe passed away his son, Fred Sayklly, took over the business in 1956 and moved the factory to a separate location. Fred's nephew Michael Kobasic began his career in the chocolate business in 1983 when he purchased the business along with his wife Cheryl. Since his purchase he moved the location yet again to a much larger facility and increased sales and productivity. After owning and operating Sayklly's Candies for over three decades the Kobasic's sold the business to the first owners not in the family lineage. Kevin & Julie Robitaille purchased the business on October 15, 2014. Kevin has been an active member of the Sayklly's team since he was a young teenager. Owning this business has been a dream of his for many years. Since their purchase they have continued to supply chocolate lovers with a great quality product that is loved by many!
Sayklly's Candies offers great fundraising opportunities as well as wholesale for retail business opportunities. We have many homemade products available; bulk chocolates, boxed chocolates, fudge, peanut brittle, taffy, and many specialty novelites for any occasion!! Our experienced crew members take pride in their work, and it is proven in every delicious bite you take!
With the decades of experience, we here at Sayklly's candies would like to invite you to call or email any questions you may have about our products. It is our goal to supply people with GREAT products that get your customers coming back for more!
Pictured are the current owners of Sayklly's Candies. Kevin Robitaille, his wife Julie, their children Ellie and Eli, grandaughter Vanessa, and Julie's parents. Kevin has worked at the factory since 1987. He started out folding boxes and taking out trash. He worked his way up and learned the cooking and producing aspects of the business. When he was offered the opportunity to buy the company he jumped at the chance. It was a dream of his. Kevin & Julie took over ownership on October 15, 2014. They opened their first retail store in Marquette, MI in July 2018.