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Albanese Candy Factory

Address: 5441 East Lincoln Hwy, Merrillville, IN 46410
Phone Number: (219) 947-3070
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Ranked #1 of 1 Shopping in Merrillville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty shops, Shopping & Fashion
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Type: Specialty shops, Shopping & Fashion
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Crown Point, Indiana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

It is always a pleasure to visit Albanese! Their selection is the best to be found. They offer a multitude of chocolates, chocolate covered, gummy, hard candies, and old time penny candy favorites. The staff is cheerful and helpful. Whatever your preference is, you should be able to find it at Albanese.

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Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

Like the cute little concept and great candy. Huge Pecan turtles are worth the splurge and gummies are good. A quick stop maybe 20 minutes or so.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

It's a great stop for anyone with a sweet tooth. It can be crowded so try to go in off-peak times. The candy is fresh and delicious, esp the gummies. Buy as little or as much of each type as you want, but I dare you to leave empty handed!

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114 reviews 114 reviews
46 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

So glad this candy factory is close by! Their gummies are so soft and flavorful! I routinely buy them as gifts for family and coworkers. I get many complements on the gifts. They also do tours and have chocolates and old school candies.

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Kent, Ohio
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I took my 5 year old grandson to visit this on our visit to Indiana Dunes this past summer. The look of awe in his eyes as we entered the candy showroom was fantastic. He had a shopping basket and bought everyone he knew a "surprise" We loved it.

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Syracuse, Indiana
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We have been here several times and love going. It's not an attraction, but actually a candy store with many varieties of candy. Reminds me of a Willy Wonka movie. bright colors, fun atmosphere and every kind of candy you can imagine. The best part is that you are allowed to taste test the candies prior to purchasing. They have... More 

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Dover, Delaware
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104 reviews 104 reviews
32 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

There's not much to see as far as an attraction, you can look into the factory through a glass viewing area. If you are there with the factory not working, as we were, there's even less to see. The real attractionis the Albanese Candy Factory Store Outlet where you can get a wide variety of candy at very reasonable prices.

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Janesville
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Located 3 miles off Hwy 65 in northern Indiana, this is a cool place to stop for candy and chocolates. It's not a destination, but a quick side trip if you have time. They allow you to sample all of their candy, which is quit reasonably priced, especially the factory rejects.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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152 reviews 152 reviews
17 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This is a fun place to go because you are surrounded by all kinds of candy, but I go for the gummy bears and worms. Because they are the largest maker and they make them on-site, the gummies are fresh and amazing. Here's a tip: when you walk in the door there are boxes of 6 pound bags of discounted... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

It was decorated for the holidays beautifully. Priced kind of reasonably. Overall, it not somewhere I would likely return. For no reason other than "if you've been in one, you've been in them all."

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