Sweets & Treats

Visitors to the South Shore have a multitude of opportunities to satisfy their family's cravings for sweet treats.

For the ultimate array of candy and chocolate, head to Albanese Candy Factory and choose from many flavors of the world's best gummies, a wide variety of bulk and packaged favorites, and yummy homemade chocolates. Or enjoy more than 250 seasonal flavors of delicious freshly popped gourmet popcorn at ChicagoLand Popcorn in Merrillville.

For ice cream fresh from the farm, visit Fair Oaks Farms, where you can not only enjoy their wonderful ice cream and award-winning cheeses, but you can also go on The Dairy Adventure or The Pig Adventure to learn about modern farming practices.

Fabulous cupcakes in a vast array of flavors can be found at Designer Desserts in downtown Valparaiso. The Homestead Buttery & Bakery in Remington serves jumbo frosted cinnamon rolls and caramel pecan rolls, along with other sweet pastries. Enjoy an irresistible variety of cupcakes, cakes and brownies at Butterfingers in Highland and Munster.

Enjoy old-fashioned frozen custard at DeMotte's Sycamore Drive-in or try delicious frozen yogurt or gelato at Froyo in Munster. Check out Busy Bee Freeze in Rensselaer, Dairy Belle in Hammond and Schererville or Don's Drive-in in Kentland during the summer for fabulous ice cream or shakes.

No matter what type of sweet treat your family is craving, you're sure to be able to satisfy that sweet tooth along the South Shore.

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