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Long Grove Confectionery Co.

333 Lexington Drive, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
847 459 0269
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Type: Factory Tours, Specialty Shops
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Most recent review
- Jul 13, 2014
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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133 reviews 133 reviews
55 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Store is in the process of remodel, so probably shouldn't judge the facility and the tour only runs once a day. Female employee was not overly friendly and seemed bothered we visited (most stores will greet customers..). To be fair it was getting towards closing time, but we weren't interested in purchasing much with the cool reception...will also share that... More

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Hamburg, New Jersey, Usa
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Years ago this place had a better selection of chocolate and the store was much more displayed. It was disappointing to see it evolve this way.

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275 reviews 275 reviews
61 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

There seems to be some confusion in the following reviews. The Lexington Drive address (above) is the corporate headquarters, the factory (with tours) and the outlet store. The retail store in Long Grove mentioned in some of the reviews is at a totally different location. Tours cost $2 a person (accommodating 10-30 people) and are offered three times daily during... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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134 reviews 134 reviews
3 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Big let down! Tours are on the hour with the last one being at 3 on Saturdays. We went at 2 and the lady took our money (shame on you people) knowing that the confection makers were gone and the cleaning crew was in there hosing the place down. We were treated to TV prompts at each station, but most... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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210 reviews 210 reviews
115 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

So why visit this place? It isn't like you have seen their products right? Wrong. This company is behind the candies sold in major department stores. What makes their chocolate special? It is virtually handmade. While other manufacturers use a lot of automation, Long Grove uses a very labor-intensive process. Be sure to visit during the week when the production... More

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

The chocolate is just yummy.We enjoy our visit to this shop. It is a vacationersdream. There is a wonderful assortment of candies. If you can not find what you like here, it is not available anywhere.

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Lake Zurich, Illinois
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Sounds like it was just okay. Could you say more? they did have a nice selection of chocolates to choose from, but nothing we tasted/purchased was to die for! still, long grove downtown is a charming place, and so is the confectionary!

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

I am a big fan of Fanny May but Long Grove Confectionary is much better. I was given candy from there as a gift from a client many years ago and I was instantly hooked. It's a bit more expensive than other candies but worth every penny of it.

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Cary, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

Chocolate paradise. What else can you say? Just the smell when entering the facility makes you want to see the movie Willie Wonka all over again.

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Wheeling, Illinois, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

This shop is such a fun stop every time we go to Long Grove. Quite a wide variety of candy options, and we randomly saw Vince Vaughn there one time. Apparently, he is a big fan of Long Grove :-)

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