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Galena Canning Company

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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I loved how Galena Canning Company has samples of all of their sauces, jams, salsas, oils, etc out... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
New Lenox, Illinois
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Such a Variety of Choices

Galena Canning Company is always a stop of ours on our visits! There is always something new to... read more

Reviewed June 3, 2019
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106 S Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2225
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved how Galena Canning Company has samples of all of their sauces, jams, salsas, oils, etc out for you to try before buying. We had a hard time deciding but at least I was confident we would enjoy what we purchased!

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 3, 2019

Galena Canning Company is always a stop of ours on our visits! There is always something new to try. Their spread of samples is like nothing I have ever experienced!

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed April 18, 2019 via mobile

I could very easily drop a whole paycheck in this place! Hot peppers, bacon and jam all on one jar. They have nearly every flavor of jam, salsa or cheese ball you can possibly imagine.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 17, 2019

Just traveled thru Galena last weekend, and this was one of our stops. The young man who was there was very helpful. Tons of yummy tasting stations! And brought home some awesome BBQ sauces, salsas, pickles, & candies! Will definitely be back to stock up...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 345lauris
Reviewed March 10, 2019 via mobile

We love this place! We stop here every time we come to Galena. Tons of samples to try out before you buy anything. They've got dips, salsas, bbq sauces, dressings. Lots of variety!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

First trip to Galena and the Canning Company is a must whenever we go back. All of the samples were nice to be able to try. I've never tried a pepper jam before but I did here and ended up buying it! Definitely a must...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

We didn't go here (09.29.18)because there was rap music with the words m*ther f***** blaring, heard from the sidewalk. As far as I could see, most people on main street were baby boomers and groups of women. Not a great way to lure your prime...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tina W
Reviewed September 22, 2018

The Galena Canning Company is awesome. They have two stores, right across the street from each other. The smaller store sells only super hot (spicy) items. This store also sells hot sauces that are not made there. Just a note- some of these labels are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 20, 2018

Chef Ivo Puidak created Galena Canning Company after moving to the historic town in northwest Illinois in 1993. He noticed that nobody was making Grandma's old-fashioned canned goods so he decided to begin bottling his home-made sauces, jams and salsas for public consumption. Today, his...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Taylor B
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Galena Canning Company has a wide selection of sauces, jams, dips and more! Many items are available to taste before you buy. I went in looking for horseradish and found a delicious Hot Horseradish Mustard - yum! Also, bought a tasty "Moppin and Soppin" sauce...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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