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Albanese Confectionery Group, Inc.
5441 E Lincoln Hwy,
Merrillville, IN 46410
Latitude: 41.470881 Longitude: -87.2708085
Email Address: [email protected]
This tour is free
Albanese Confectionery Group, Inc., is a US-based manufacturer of The World?s Best Gummies, Gold Label Chocolates, Freshly Roasted Nuts, as well as other confections.
The company was founded in 1983 with a real passion and reputation for producing the best food products, resulting in steady and sustainable growth. Albanese Confectionery has only ever used the highest quality US or European food ingredients. In 1997, we embarked upon construction of a new manufacturing facility in Hobart, Indiana, and entered into the gummi market. Applying our food expertise to gummies, the efforts of our group has resulted in the following innovations:
1998 ? Through formulation and new technology, we were able to achieve a dramatic breakthrough in the flavor release of gelatin articles ? technically thought impossible.
2001 ? Our second technical innovation allowed for a dramatically more sour gelatin product . Again, technically thought impossible, we placed the sour inside of the product.
2002 ? Received Professional Candy Buyer?s ?Product of the Year? award in the non-chocolate category.
2003 ? Introduced old style, highest quality rotogravure printing to complement our world-class gummi candy.
2006 ? Nominated again for Professional Candy Buyer?s ?Product of the Year? award in the non-chocolate category. Received the prestigious ?Technology Award? for developing the process of placing Omega 3 Fish Oil into a gummi.
2008 ? Nominated for the Professional Candy Buyer?s ?Product of the Year? award in the non-chocolate category. To our knowledge, no other company has received as many nominations.
Albanese Confectionery has become renowned for our technical expertise in the use of vitamins, nutraceuticals, and other actives in conjunction with confections. This highly specialized expertise has allowed us to work with many contract manufacturing customers. From formulation through manufacturing, Albanese has become the ?go-to? company in our field.
Every year, people from all over the country come to learn about our process of making the ?World?s Best Gummies? and chocolates. What makes us unique is that we are the only company that offers a public tour for gummies? manufacturing in the USA. You?ll get to view our Gummi Factory through 10 separate windows and see two videos explaining the creation of our gummies and a video featuring our Gold Label Chocolates. Albanese tours are a great way for people of all ages to add a little fun and knowledge to their day.
Our tours are designed for people of all ages and the factory is wheelchair accessible. We offer two types of tours ? guided group tours or self-guided tours, geared toward the individual visitor. Both types of tours are FREE. The guided tours are designed for groups of 12 or more, buses, or large families. A tour guide is provided to give an introduction to our company, explain the machinery used to create our gummies, and to share samples of both gummies and chocolates with your group. The self-guided tour allows you to view the factory on your own and then sample our candy at the conclusion of your own tour. Depending on attendance levels, tours typically take between 30 ? 50 minutes.
Public tours are available any time during store business hours with no reservation required. From Mid-November - December, no tours will be given. Santa visits us every year during that time. Group tours must be scheduled in advance with our Tour Director. Group tours are available Tuesday ? Thursday between the hours of 9:30 AM and 3:00 PM. To schedule, call (219) 942-1877, ext. 244 or e-mail us at [email protected]