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Albanese Candy Factory

5441 East Lincoln Hwy, Merrillville, IN 46410-5947
+1 219-947-3070
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All the candy you could want.

We stopped in after having some peach rings during a business meeting. I couldn't believe how busy... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John T
Houston, Texas, United States
via mobile
Splendid Sugar Land

Think a smaller version of Charlie and the chocolate factory. It's a 10 mile detour off I-80... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joshua B
Chicago, Illinois
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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5441 East Lincoln Hwy, Merrillville, IN 46410-5947
+1 219-947-3070

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in after having some peach rings during a business meeting. I couldn't believe how busy it was for a Thursday afternoon. They have just about every candy you can think of. You can also peek into the factory.

Thank John T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Think a smaller version of Charlie and the chocolate factory. It's a 10 mile detour off I-80. There is pre bagged candy, and covered bins that your can dish out and pay buy the weight. There is a restroom and are currently setting up for...More

Thank Joshua B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The self guided tour is rather small, but it is fascinating to look at the employees and machines at work. We also watched the videos, but the first two pretty much repeated themselves. Picked up a bag of gummy bear seconds for $6 for a...More

Thank travelwi812
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not entirely sure who is reviewing and loving this place, even kids. They do have a big selection of candy but so does any store, they also over charge for the exact same stuff that would be cheaper in the gas station down the road....More

Thank Ryan C
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like a good assortment of gummy bears, Chocolate, and would like to see how they are made this is the place

Thank 231matinr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent candy of all types. Their gummies are fabulous as well as their chocolates. Plus many other candies such as Jelly Belly and old time candies that I had forgotten that existed.

Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love gummy bears, well I am a little obsessed! Albanese gummy's are the best! I just couldn't get enough. So many flavors. My first trip to the candy factory was in April of this year, but just recently went for my birthday. This time...More

Thank ViolaAunt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The best gummy butterflies!!! And if you want any type of flavor gummy bear, they have it. Check out their goof box, where they have goof-ups, at a great discount!!! Tried the red hot gummy bears today, they are good!!!

1  Thank GoButler99
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Stopped in and was looking forward to the much hyped tour of this facility? You walk up a ramp to begin the tour. You can look through a few windows (most of them are covered) and will see a very limited number of candy making...More

1  Thank jarIndiana
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Always return to Albanese when we come back to the Region,my home area. Fresh chocolates, the best Gummies on Earth with a huge selection,along with just about anything else pertaining to your sweet tooth. The main store has a ceiling to floor chocolate fountain decorated...More

Thank Grandpanubs
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Debra H
6 May 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
ingredients are listed on the labels for candy.
24 June 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
Madge S
30 September 2015|
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Response from Jacquelyn S | Reviewed this property |
Tour groups are 12-25 people, they are about 30 minutes long and are conducted on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 9:30 am - 3 PM. They ask that you schedule 2 weeks in advance by calling 1-855-272-3227 X241. I hope... More