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Albanese Candy Factory

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Address: 5441 E Lincoln Hwy, Merrillville, IN 46410-5947
Phone Number: (219) 947-3070
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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Had to stop and get my sister the toasted coconut haystacks and my husband the peanut butter and chocolate dipped peanuts. Always finding stuff I didn't know they had. Love this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Valerie B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had to stop and get my sister the toasted coconut haystacks and my husband the peanut butter and chocolate dipped peanuts. Always finding stuff I didn't know they had. Love this place.

Thank Valerie B
Hobart, Indiana, United States
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is truly a candy factory. It has a Charlie and the chocolate factory feel. They make countless types of candy which they sell by the pound. You can watch the behind the scenes action through a glass wall. Great decorations and activities for kids during the holiday season

Thank Jodi T
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4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We drove here from Illinois for the factory tour that we had heard so much about. Even if you are looking for just a very basic and simple factory tour don't bother getting out of your car. The factory tour that you hear or read about is nothing more than a gimmick to get you to enter a gift shop.... More 

Thank rdhastings
West Lafayette, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a huge candy maker with a large "gift shop" that features chocolate candies and their specialty, Gummi Bears. The displays were informative and the candy first rate. Who can't enjoy a visit to a candy store? I challenge you to get out of this place without buying something!

Thank Hoosiercritic
Avon, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overall very impressed with the deals at the outlet store. You can catch great deals on what I call the huge bag of misfit gummy bear's. They taste as good as the regular ones at a fraction of the costs.

Thank jdtinder
Jasper, Indiana
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Albanese Candy Factory because it was just down the road from our hotel. They have almost every candy you can imagine, and everything we bought was super fresh. We were a little disappointed by the "tour", which is just looking into the factory from a few decent sized windows. At least it was free.

Thank Carrie V
Terre Haute, Indiana
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We always stop whether we're alone or with the grandkids. They have candy that is rarely seen (treats from childhood) and candy they make themselves, in addition to the usual varieties that can be found elsewhere. During our luckier trips, we can even watch the candies being made in the factory -- I love that part! It's unbelievable how quickly... More 

Thank 296shakirab
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best candy store ever and has a huge selection of candy! I like that the bulk candy is not self service and only the employees can fill the bags. They have a large selection of gummy type of candy and chocolate! They also carry a large selection of pre packaged candy and what I would consider "old fashioned " candy.... More 

Thank Jennifer B
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First thing to remember is that there are 2 locations for Albanese Candy. The first one we went to (west of I-65) was just a shop in a strip mall. Despite the pouring rain, my daughter wanted to try to other one which is east of I-65 and Southlake Mall. So glad that we did. This was the factory where... More 

Thank Noreen C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great selection of candy. You can mix and match a lot of it. Great gummy bear selection. Also a lot of older style candies you don't see in the stores these days. Great place ton take the kids.

Thank Richard B

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