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Albanese Candy Factory

5441 E Lincoln Hwy, Merrillville, IN 46410-5947
+1 219-947-3070
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Crazy busy, but fun!

We were there just before Easter so it was really crowded, and the Easter bunny was there for the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Waterloo, Indiana

Candy, Candy, Candy can find some old time favorites and tons of bulk of every kind Great fun for... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lance K
Merrillville, Indiana
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  • Average7%
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“gummy bears” (84 reviews)
“sweet tooth” (23 reviews)
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5441 E Lincoln Hwy, Merrillville, IN 46410-5947

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were there just before Easter so it was really crowded, and the Easter bunny was there for the kids! Even with the crowd so heavy it was fun. So much to see and sample. It was all employees hands on deck so you really...More

Thank terrsall
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Candy, Candy, Candy can find some old time favorites and tons of bulk of every kind Great fun for family. Factory tour was super,

Thank Lance K
Reviewed 13 December 2017

We stopped in on a busy Sunday afternoon. Every kind of candy you could imagine. We got all kinds of gifts. They have a wide variety of gifts from $5 to $100. We knew there wouldn't be factory tours, but online it said we could...More

Thank aegeeg
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

It’s just a short distance from interstate 65 on US30. Just about every flavor of gummy bears you could want. We also buy the chocolate covered blueberries and dark chocolate espresso beans. It is a yearly tradition when heading to Chicago to shop. However, it...More

Thank fins4me
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Kind of like channeling Willy Wonka here! Watching candy being made is exciting at any age. My husband loved being able to pick out his favorite flavors and I was able to scoop up some gifts for friends. Fun experience!

Thank Pamela H
Reviewed 11 November 2017 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 10 November 2017 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 9 November 2017 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 9 November 2017

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

1  Thank Ryan C
Reviewed 8 November 2017

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
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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
1 October 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