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Long Grove Confectionery Co.

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Address: 333 Lexington Drive, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Phone Number: 847 459 0269
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour

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Fannie May of the suburban crowd

Fannie May long as been the gold standard for chocolate lovers in Chicago. Since my favorite outlet on North Michigan Avenue closed a few years ago, I have become a regular at the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Fannie May long as been the gold standard for chocolate lovers in Chicago. Since my favorite outlet on North Michigan Avenue closed a few years ago, I have become a regular at the outlet at Michigan and Wacker, next to the Blackhawks' home store. But every once in a while, I have to make a trip to the Long Grove... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This used to be a great "outlet" for their factory rejects, but it has changed into a regular retail shop... lots of free samples, some highly reduced out of season items, great selection of single candies, and so on. Helpful staff with be glad to help you decide (they even open packages so you can "taste test")! Always a good... More 

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Wilmette, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Willy Wonka has nothing on these people. Always a crowd and with good reasonable, remembering you are getting the very best. Walk the store and marvel and the colossal selection, try try try.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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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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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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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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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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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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Chicago
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 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
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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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