We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Albanese Candy Factory

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 5441 East Lincoln Hwy, Merrillville, IN 46410
Phone Number:
+1 219-947-3070
09:00 - 20:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 20:00

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 328 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 213
  • 80
    Very good
  • 25
  • 5
  • 4
Sugar contact high

I have driven by the Albanese Candy Factory many times without turning in, however, this being Valentine's Day things were different. Parking was easy and close, the store was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
via mobile

Similar Things to Do in Merrillville

Add Photo Write a Review

328 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 327: English reviews
Long Island, New York
Level Contributor
87 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stoped with kids after lunch. This place has a lot of candy: gummy bears, chocolate goodies and other sugar. Huge chocolate fountain, but you can't get near, it's display only. They have a few window displays into the factory itself, few conveyers with candy passing - not much to see.

Thank OxanaPeace
Level Contributor
36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have driven by the Albanese Candy Factory many times without turning in, however, this being Valentine's Day things were different. Parking was easy and close, the store was well laid out with more than ample choices. This must be the gummy capital of America, there must have been 50 or more gummy choices both in shape and flavor. I... More 

Thank 400orange
Medinah, Illinois
Level Contributor
20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Discovered this place on line..after ordering a few times..and always pleased..we ivistied them in Indiana..what a nice treat..and wall to wall candy...Gummy Bears With an "A".are not just kids..Great assortments..chocolate too..and really nice people..worth the ride.. We will be back...

Thank anen1110
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So much candy. They make candy here and you can look through the windows to inside the factory. The store has a great selection of candy made by Albanese as well as candy made elsewhere including fun oldies like cigarette candy. The candy is fresh. They let you sample a few pieces. Prices are excellent!! The best part is a... More 

1 Thank Lori P
Salt Lake City, Utah
Level Contributor
63 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'd been told that we MUST go here to do the factory tour. Well, its more look in some windows and see the machinery. Not a lot to see, and not terribly exciting.. I would have been disappointed if we had made a special trip for that. However we were headed that direction and made a slight detour. The candy... More 

Thank utemom
Level Contributor
850 reviews
491 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 361 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Albanese has been our favorite in-state chocolate for a few years. Too far to drive but they have good delivery (usually arriving the next day). But this time they sent a whole container of dark chocolate turtles that had an unappealing what coating. they call it "chocolate bloom" and apparently it's not harmful. but it has so put us off... More 

Thank tradIndy
Chicago/northwest indiana
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We needed fresh great candy for our annual New Year's Day party and this is always the place to go. Fast, friendly service always! And always enough to choose from! Great place!

Thank hawkeye1205
Level Contributor
35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

I always enjoy coming here. These are basically the only gummies I will eat. I am glad to see the brand has been picked up in many stores. I work with adults with disabilities (both mental and physical) over the years I have taken many groups of my clients to visit Albanese. They have always been greeted warmly and treated... More 

1 Thank Kristina B
Gary, Indiana, Usa
Level Contributor
14 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

it lots of treats there but very small and alot of the old school candy is not there....the chocolate which is my fav has a nice selection

Thank Candice D
Pocatello, Idaho
Level Contributor
63 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Our school group did the little video tour of the factory and it was highly educational. We all bought candy. They have really done a great job at making the flavor pop in their gummy candy.

Thank rda525

Travellers who viewed Albanese Candy Factory also viewed


Been to Albanese Candy Factory? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Albanese Candy Factory and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Willow Springs, Illinois
over a year ago
Indianapolis, Indiana

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Albanese Candy Factory staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?