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Albanese Candy Factory

5441 East Lincoln Hwy, Merrillville, IN 46410
(219) 947-3070
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Shops
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Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

If you are passing by on 65, take the time to stop. It's only a couple of miles from the highway. The gummies are made fresh and well worth it. We always get chocolate covered almonds too- the chocolate is delish.

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Galesburg, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We had a good time looking at the different types of candy and sampling a couple. Purchased some items at good prices. Not a whole lot to see but worth a shore visit.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Follow the billboards to a candy lover's dream. My daughter is a HUGE fan of chocolate. She loved the buckeyes and peanut butter cups. My son loved the gummy snakes and gummy jets. Both were thrilled to get a 4.5 lb bag of "Gummy Goof Ups" for $6.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I saw the billboard advertising the best gummy bears anywhere. I knew it couldn't be true so I took the exit to see. I can't say how glad I was! Not only do they have the best gummies anywhere (including Europe) but they also make the most amazing chocolates. This is the factory so you get to drool--I mean watch--as... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This place is so cute and fun! We eat Albanese gummy bears just about every night at work.. and I was so excited to go to the factory! Great selection of candy and gummies...fun flavors and fresh gummies.. couldn't be any better.

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Anderson, Indiana
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I could not wait to get to this place!! They have the best gummy bears ever!! Not only that, but the assortment of chocolate candy too!! Omigosh! Sampling is suggested and encouraged by the really nice people who work there. Frankly I bought way more then I intended to because of the sampling. :) I think the candy is great... More

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Portland, Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

If you are ever in the area of Merrillville you should really consider stopping here! We actually went past it on our way to our destination, but on the way home we stopped. I am so glad we did. This is a huge place (even offers tours) that is free to stop at. There is a very large chocolate fountain,... More

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Boston, MA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Albanese Candy Factory is a huge candy store on Rt. 30 in Merrillville, IN. Easy to find, free parking and friendly, helpful staff. Besides a huge collection of old-fashioned and contemporary candies, they have almost any flavor of jelly bean you can think of. There's NOT much in the way of a factory (you can look into the production... More

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Hobart Indiana, USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is an absolute must stop attraction that is FREE!!! All ages will enjoy it!! The chocolate fountain...the awesome chocolate covered gummi bears or the army gummi soldiers!

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Richmond
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

I was in indiana for business and was told about the Albanese Candy Factor and decided to stop. Great selection in candy. Don't come here looking for some outstanding factory tour or magic kingdom. It is a candy, one that makes its own candy on site. Go there and buy some very good candy.

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