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Albanese Candy Factory

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Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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I was the kid in the candy Store

I took my two grand boys, daughter in law and my son. I was they one they tried to keep up with. I... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Charlotte272
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Nice stop while driving through Indiana

Took the Grand kids here while taking a road trip, love the discounted gummies and the nice... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Cynthia K
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BROOKFIELD
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5441 E Lincoln Hwy, Merrillville, IN 46410-5947
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I took my two grand boys, daughter in law and my son. I was they one they tried to keep up with. I wanted to get some old fashion candy that I had as a kid. I found a bunch. The kids picked out anything...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Charlotte272
Bethany A, Owner at Albanese Candy Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We are so happy that you were able to enjoy your family while enjoying our store! Thank you for thinking of us when having a fun day out with your family!😊

Reviewed 5 days ago

Took the Grand kids here while taking a road trip, love the discounted gummies and the nice assortment of gifts you could pick up, but my real concern was when you bring strollers and wheelchairs into the picture kinda scary thought if there was a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cynthia K
Bethany A, Owner at Albanese Candy Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello Cynthia, we are happy to hear you were able to find some goodies in our store! We also appreciate your concern, we hope we never have to use them but we have procedures in place handle these situations and our staff is trained for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So, we've driven up and down 65 passing the billboards for years. We finally decided to make a stop for the tour. I even looked up tour information for groups (reservations required) and self-guided tours. Needless to say we were disappointed in the "tour" part...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Bethany A, Owner at Albanese Candy Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank for taking the time to review our store. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the candy. We also understand that maybe our tour is not as fun for some people as it is for others. We are always trying to find new ways...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re in the area, this is a fun stop. Lots and lots of candy!! The price is about double what it is in the grocery stores for the theater candy, but they are known for their gummy bears. Fun to visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Bethany A, Owner at Albanese Candy Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stop with us. If you check out our gummies in bulk behind the counter they are only $2.99/lb. 😊

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friends from Florida stayed with us a few days. We took them to several places for shopping, dining and fun. They had 2 boys ages 10-12, so we took them to Albanese Candy Factory. Each had $20 to spend. What a joy to watch them...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Floyd W
Bethany A, Owner at Albanese Candy Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so happy to hear that we made the list of places to take your friends to visit! We are even more excited to hear they loved it so much! Thank you for being an awesome fan and introducing new fans!

Reviewed November 20, 2018

Took my grandkids to albanese candy i gave them 10.00 to spend.they ate samples from all the candies they love it.i loved it they have candy from my childhood.i to ate sample they grandchildren said i looked live a chipmunk. The store was clean the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Bethany A, Owner at Albanese Candy Factory, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2018

Linda, thank you so much for sharing your experience at our store! We're so glad you and your grandchildren were able to get some samples and find some candies to enjoy!

Reviewed November 11, 2018

We didn't even know this was in the area but happened to see it advertised on a billboard on the highway. We had only recently discovered how awesome their gummy bears are, so we decided to stop when we realized we were nearby. The factory...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Bethany A, Owner at Albanese Candy Factory, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2018

We are so glad you decided to stop in for a visit with us! We do our best to make the store and experience as fun as possible because when you are talking about candy, fun is the way to go!

Reviewed November 6, 2018

Allot for the kids to see and do. Got a bag of 2nd's and no knew the difference. The free samples were a nice touch!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Bethany A, Owner at Albanese Candy Factory, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2018

We're so happy you enjoyed your visit with us! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we truly appreciate your feedback. Come back and visit us again soon!

Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

Always make a stop here. Employees are so nice and the place is so nicely decorated for holidays. They even offer pictures with Santa for the little ones.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Bethany A, Owner at Albanese Candy Factory, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2018

Thank you so much for all the kind words Sherrie! Our team who decorates the store is awesome, aren't they? We're currently in the process of decorating for Christmas so be sure to stop back in and see the new decorations!

Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

This is a mega candy store that includes a walk through tour that gives you a glimpse of the candy being made. The tour also includes videos with stats and additional information. The specialty is gummy candy. They have gummy bears that are super fresh...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Bethany A, Owner at Albanese Candy Factory, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2018

Thank you for visiting our store and taking the time to leave some feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again in the future!

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February 18, 2018|
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Response from aegeeg | Reviewed this property |
Probably best to call the store in the morning.
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Debra H
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Response from FarAway667815 | Reviewed this property |
ingredients are listed on the labels for candy.
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June 23, 2016|
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Response from Timothy A | Reviewed this property |
There really are no tours. It is basically look around when they are open. They have 4 big picture windows that you can see into the factory, but you could not really see much. Just the gummy bears going up a conveyor to... More
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