Tasty Tuesdays: 7 Autumn Treats in Lake County

We’re a week and change away from having full fall feels, and what better way to celebrate with a tasty Tuesdays: 7 autumn treats in Lake County.

Just when you think you’re going to be glum with summer’s end, autumn always reappears FTW.

From Thanksgiving eats, to candy corn, to cobbler to pumpkin spice lattes (everyone’s a little basic every once and a while), Halloween treats, Lake County tends to gravitate towards the sweets during the fall.

Here are a 7 autumn treats you can gobble down in Lake County in this installment of tasty Tuesday.

1. Didier Farms in Lincolnshire


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Apple Cider and Pumpkin Donuts

The Lincolnshire farm always offers a ton between their greenhouse, farmstand and pumpkin fest. However, as soon as you walk through the Didier threshold, those aromas of apple cider and pumpkin waft through the air. Didier donuts are baked right on the farm. We can’t help but exclaim the Homer Simpson phrase “mmm…donuts.” Pumpkinfest opens September 21 runs through October 31.

Didier Farms, 16678 W. Aptakisic Rd., Lincolnshire.

2. Long Grove Confectionery Co. in Long Grove, Wauconda and Buffalo Grove

Brown Bag Apple Pie

Made with the same care and recipe as the original Apple Haus Brown Bag Apple Pie, the confectionery’s brown bag apple pie is a must-have autumn treat. The dessert is made with fresh apples, real butter and no preservatives. The brown bag helps create a crunchy outer layer of the pie. If you don’t leave with one either freshly baked or an unbaked frozen version today, drop by when you go to the village’s Apple Fest September 20-22.

Long Grove Confectionery Co., 114 Old McHenry Rd., Long Grove. Long Grove Confectionery Nut and Candy Factory Store, 581 Bonner Rd., Wauconda. Long Grove Confectionery Company, 333 Lexington Dr., Buffalo Grove.

3. Somethings Brewing in Downtown Grayslake and Washington Square


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Something Brewing Signature Muffins

Tis the season to devour fall muffins. Besides the different coffees like pumpkin spice and other warming beverages they’ll offer during the autumn season, the Grayslake eatery bakes a mean muffin. Their hearty autumn treat menu features Harvest Spice (pumpkin with a crumble top and chocolate), Taffy Apple (caramel, Pumpkin swirl (cream cheese filling and streusel topping crumble top) and pumpkin nuts (looks like pumpkin bread, tastes like pumpkin bread, but brother, it ain’t pumpkin bread). Do you know the muffin man and woman? They live on Washington and Center Streets.

Somethings Brewing, 82 E. Center St., Grayslake. Somethings Brewing – Washington Square, 1126 E. Washington St., Grayslake.

4. Popcorn Factory Store in Lake Forest

Fall into Autumn Tins

Sweaters and flannels are coming back into the picture, and what better way to unload all of your autumn swag with a tin from The Popcorn Factory Store in Lake Forest. This tin includes butter popcorn, cheese popcorn, caramel popcorn and white cheddar popcorn. Let the cozy vibes commence.

The Popcorn Factory Store, 13970 W. Laurel Dr., Lake Forest.

5. Uniquely Sweet in Grayslake

Uniquely Sweet Homemade Fudge

The Grayslake confectionery’s fudge was just introduced in 2019 to their variety of sweet tooth treats. The facility’s autumn-themed fudge eats are highlighted by flavors like peanut butter caramel and salted peanuts, English toffee, pumpkin nut (pumpkin., pecan and spices) pumpkin pie, golden harvest (spiced pumpkin, chocolate chip and buttery streusel), maple walnut fudges and more. These cocoa-inspired desserts are not the “Tale of a Fourth Grade Nothing,” because they’re considered “SuperFudge.”

Uniquely Sweet, 888 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake.

6. Jelly Belly Visitor Center in Pleasant Prairie

Harvest Selection Mix

These Jelly Belly’s Harvest Selection explodes with a cornucopia of tastes. Pamper your sweet tooth with a combination of flavors like lemon corn cobs, orange pumpkin mellowcremes, candy corn, maple walnuts, M&Ms and giant corn mix and foiled chocolates. They also sell a multitude of jelly bean autumn mixes.

Jelly Belly Visitor Center, 10100 Jelly Belly Ln., Pleasant Prairie, WI.

7. Richardson Adventure Farm & Corn Maze in Spring Grove

Kettle Corn

That’s too long of a maze to conquer on an empty stomach. While you are exploring the farm grab something to snack on. Pick up a bag of their freshly made kettle corn, cheesy corn or caramel corn and you’ll have the perfect space exploration treat. They also sell delectable donuts and fudge. Houston, we have an appetite.

For other autumn treats you can find in Lake County on tasty Tuesday (or any other day of the week during the fall), continue here. Stay tuned for Lake County’s Spooks & Spirits Autumn Celebration!



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