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Long Grove Confectionery Co.
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Reviewed November 23, 2013

Years ago this place had a better selection of chocolate and the store was much more displayed. It was disappointing to see it evolve this way.

1  Thank Douglas R
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Reviewed November 20, 2013

There seems to be some confusion in the following reviews. The Lexington Drive address (above) is the corporate headquarters, the factory (with tours) and the outlet store. The retail store in Long Grove mentioned in some of the reviews is at a totally different location.
Tours cost $2 a person (accommodating 10-30 people) and are offered three times daily during the week (10, 11, and noon) and hourly on Saturday from 11 - 3. Call first (847-459-0269) to avoid disappointment.
The outlet store has fabulous chocolate (and prices) and free samples. I shop there so often, it's my personal Cheers. When I walk in, I'm greeted by name.
If you're shopping on a warm day, bring a cooler for your purchases. Otherwise you will end up with chocolate soup.

7  Thank illinois travelere
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

Big let down! Tours are on the hour with the last one being at 3 on Saturdays. We went at 2 and the lady took our money (shame on you people) knowing that the confection makers were gone and the cleaning crew was in there hosing the place down. We were treated to TV prompts at each station, but most of the machines were covered in plastic so we got a lot of, "If the candy makers were here, you would see *fill-in-the-blank*." You can't take pictures in the main area, either. At the end of the tour, we got a little piece of chocolate on a stick and the time to purchase candy at the little outlet store. So we paid $32 for the four of us to watch TV that could've been an infomercial and whatever our candy cost. Again, we did NOT get to watch the candy being made, which was the whole point of the trip. We should've been told we wouldn't see anything while we were there and should've been given the opportunity to save our money and go for the short tour of the outlet store, get our candy, and leave. Won't be back.

3  Thank Laurie M
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

So why visit this place? It isn't like you have seen their products right? Wrong. This company is behind the candies sold in major department stores. What makes their chocolate special? It is virtually handmade. While other manufacturers use a lot of automation, Long Grove uses a very labor-intensive process. Be sure to visit during the week when the production line is going for a better experience. Maybe more impressive than the actual chocolate is the artwork. It has to be seen to believe. I still can't believe it was chocolate.

1  Thank grrprr
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

The chocolate is just yummy.We enjoy our visit to this shop. It is a vacationersdream. There is a wonderful assortment of candies. If you can not find what you like here, it is not available anywhere.

1  Thank Alvinandjune
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