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Albanese Candy Factory

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Address: 5441 East Lincoln Hwy, Merrillville, IN 46410
Phone Number: (219) 947-3070
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Best Candy Store Since Wonkas!

Shame on you if you can't find something to your taste at this fun and busy factory store. Dark chocolate coffee beans are a good start and of course gummy bears are the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Kurt H
Crown Point, IN

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Crown Point, IN
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Shame on you if you can't find something to your taste at this fun and busy factory store. Dark chocolate coffee beans are a good start and of course gummy bears are the centerpiece.

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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If your a candy lover. You'll love this place. Newly renovated factory is huge. Retail store is clean and service is good.

Southern Indiana
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35 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ok so I had never heard of this place. A friend told me - they have the best candy ever! Well that is totally true! We pulled up and the main building/store front is so adorable. I felt like I was walking up to a gingerbread house! We walked thru and watched the videos and through the windows watching the... More 

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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whether you go the outlet store on the west side of I-65 or the actual factory tour and store on the east side of I-65, Albanese is a local favorite. An amazing assortment of candies, including many I hadn't seen since childhood A fun visit for young and old. Your dentist will thank you!

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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86 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

The factory is a great place to cater to your sweet tooth. In addition to watching candy being made, there is a wide selection of candy for everyone's taste. My favorite is the complete selection of Jelly Bellys that can be mixed or matched. It's also a great place to create candy selections for birthday, anniversaries, or other special occasions.... More 

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Elkhorn, Wisconsin
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297 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We happened to be passing through this area on Halloween and saw the signs. Why not? There is literally something for everyone! We gave each of our children $10 to spend and they were able to get a wide assortment of bulk candy and wrapped treats. I am glad to see that they now let you see into the factory... More 

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Crown Point, Indiana
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything at Albanese Candy Factory is awesome and always fresh! Plenty of items to purchase, we love all of the choices for candy and treats

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Hobart, Indiana
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63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a fun place, a great way to treat your sweet tooth! THey make delicious gummies of all types and some of their chocolates! HUGE selection. Neat chocolate fountain to view. viewing window to possibly see work in action. gift items, candies from past, gummies, chocolates, novelty candies, peanuts, etc. most employees very friendly and will let you have samples.... More 

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Merrillville, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Whenever someone visits from out of town, I take them to the candy factory. You can get at least one free sample before you purchase. It's best not to go on the weekends because it is crowded. If you pull up and see a school bus, it's best to come back later.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

You can smell the gummies in the parking lot! Mmm! Was crazy busy on a Saturday after, but if you like gummy candy, the flavor options are spectacular. Also, the have pick-a-mix, and chocolates, jelly beans, and candy powder fillable tubes for kids. You can walk up the ramp and see the factory in action. They offered samples if you... More 

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