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Albanese Candy Factory

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Address: 5441 East Lincoln Hwy, Merrillville, IN 46410-5947
Phone Number:
+1 219-947-3070
09:00 - 20:00
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Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 20:00

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Fantastic Candy!!!

Whenever I end up in Valparaiso I HAVE to go to this place!!!!! I can't eat sugar, and they have the BEST selection of sugar-free candy I have found anywhere. AND, in BULK! Not... read more

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Jan M
Aurora, Colorado, United States

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Aurora, Colorado, United States
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Whenever I end up in Valparaiso I HAVE to go to this place!!!!! I can't eat sugar, and they have the BEST selection of sugar-free candy I have found anywhere. AND, in BULK! Not like at home where I can buy the small bags of sugar-free candy for $3 for about 6 pieces. I can get pounds of chocolate, all... More 

Thank Jan M
Indianapolis, Indiana
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16 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love going here with my girls! The candy is amazing and absolutely delicious! Our favorites are anything heath and the chocolate peanut butter cup! Check out the factory on your visit!!!!!

Thank Cvstaples
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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36 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The chocolate fountain delivered on the wow factor! The candy is so good! The windows and videos on making the candy were very entertaining! I definitely recommend stopping in for 15 minutes to stretch your legs if your passing through!!! - I have a feeling you are a regular if you live nearby.

Thank Erika M
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by the Candy Factory on a quick day trip to Merrillville. I would definitely recommend making a stop if you are passing through. The kids (ages 14 and 17) loved it also.

Thank Denver A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a working candy factory. The building has been expanded several times and the parking lot is always full but find a space and go in. You walk into a charming house but the minute you get inside the door, you realize you are no longer in Kansas Dorothy. There is a genuine chocolate fountain that runs all day.... More 

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Crown Point, Indiana
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55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Albanese has a huge variety of candies and sweets to rival none.I especially like the old time candy and gum that you cannot get anywhere else.,simply the best

Thank michaelgrace89
Wheatfield, Indiana
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is awesome if you have a really bad sweet tooth or you love a million varieties of nuts. The location is in close proximity to the mall and all kinds of shopping and you kids will absolutely love you for taking them there.

Thank thomaswayneiz65
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27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The kids and I often stop here to get candies. It has become increasingly large and very very busy. Their gummy bears can't be beat. They have tours and windows where you can see the candy being made. Sometimes they have the Easter bunny/Santa. The worst part is checking out the lines can get very long and take quite some... More 

Thank Explorerfam5
South Haven, Michigan, United States
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220 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time visiting the Candy Factory. Not very large and being 2 weeks before Easter, very busy. A lot of candy jammed into a small place. The chocolate candies are deliciuos. Took our young grandchildren and they had their picture taken with the Easter Bunny. That went well and people doing that were very good with the children. Long lines... More 

Thank Jeffrey D
Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always visit Albanese when we come to Indiana. I always purchase the biggest bag of Gummie Bears that they sale. They have a hughe selection of candy. You can also try it before you buy any. It can get pretty crowded at times though.

Thank Robert M

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