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Albanese Candy Factory

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Worth the Short Detour from I 65

If you are on I 65 between Chicago and Indianapolis, make the short detour (only 3 miles) from the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
IlliniTrav
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Best Gummie Bears and Chocolate

The Gummie Bears are so soft and full of flavor. So many flavors to choose from. Also purchased... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chicago10557
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5441 E Lincoln Hwy, Merrillville, IN 46410-5947
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are on I 65 between Chicago and Indianapolis, make the short detour (only 3 miles) from the interstate. There really isn't much of a "tour", but there are big glass windows that allow you to see the factory floor, along with three TV...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Gummie Bears are so soft and full of flavor. So many flavors to choose from. Also purchased chocolate covered pecans. The chocolate is so good. The pecans are huge. Definitely worth the trip if you are in the area.

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

Thank you so much for the kind words! We are so happy that you enjoyed both our gummies and chocolate! We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My mom and I stopped here on our way to Chicago. The "self guided tour" was boring, all you do it look through the windows at the factory and nothing looked interesting in the slightest. Lots of candy and things to look at in the...More

Date of experience: May 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 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 to make our tour more interactive and more engaging. We are...More

Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

This place is great. All kinds bulk candy. Double dipped peanuts. Excellent. Chocolate fountain. Nut mixes Gummies oh so good Great for kids Need candy this is the place. Plus order on line.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Bethany A, Owner at Albanese Candy Factory, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2019

Thank you so much for the kind words! We truly appreciate our awesome fans like you!

Reviewed April 10, 2019

We stopped in around noon on a Saturday afternoon. The parking lot was overflowing; my husband dropped my daughters and I off at the door. It was so crowded inside that it was uncomfortable. We were shoulder to shoulder in an overflowing candy store. I...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Bethany A, Owner at Albanese Candy Factory, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2019

Thank you for stopping in and shopping with us! We understand that it can get a little crowded, especially on weekends. During the week it is typically more relaxed if you wanted to come in when it isn't so busy. We hope that you will...More

Reviewed April 8, 2019 via mobile

This was totally an unplanned stop. We were driving by, saw the factory, did a U Turn, and came back. As soon as we got out of the car it smelled like a fruity gummy bear. This place was so much fun. You can watch...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Bethany A, Owner at Albanese Candy Factory, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2019

Thank you so much for the kind words! We are so happy to hear that your enjoyed your unplanned stop with us! We hope to see you again!

Reviewed April 5, 2019

We have passed the signs on the highway many times and made a point to stop. It was a Saturday morning and was very crowded with a bunch of kids. There is just about any gummy you can think of as well as many chocolate...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Bethany A, Owner at Albanese Candy Factory, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2019

Thank you for stopping in and shopping with us! We know it can get it bit crowded, especially on the weekends, but we are happy to hear the line went by quickly for you. We hope you stop back in for another visit sometime!

Reviewed March 31, 2019 via mobile

Worth the stop in Merrillville to visit this candy stop for the kids. They said they are expanding so we may be back in the future

Date of experience: March 2019
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Bethany A, Owner at Albanese Candy Factory, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2019

Thank you for stopping in and seeing us! We hope you found some goodies for everyone. We're always expanding our product line and bringing on new and exciting candies! We hope to see you again!

Reviewed March 30, 2019

Bins and bins of chocolates and things covered in chocolate, not to mention old time candy and gummy bears. Not sure if you'll like it? They will let you sample to decide. Something somewhere will satisfy your sweet tooth.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Bethany A, Owner at Albanese Candy Factory, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2019

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us! Thank you for the kind words and thank you for being such an awesome fan! We hope you visit again soon!

Reviewed March 4, 2019

I was so excited to be going to the Albanese candy factory. My favorite gummie! Well the bestie and i arrived and got out of the car, it smelled like fresh chocolate. Amazing! So we happily go inside to start the tour. We see a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Bethany A, Owner at Albanese Candy Factory, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2019

Thank for taking the time to review our store.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 to make our tour more interactive and more engaging. We...More

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B5105QSlauram
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
May 5, 2017|
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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 timothya951 | 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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