“Sugar. Oh honey, honey.” Don’t you want to be the house on the street with the coolest candy?
When we were little tikes, Werther’s Original was the lamest candy to receive. Avoid Werther’s and hand out goodies from one of the top 5 Lake County confectioners for Halloween treats.
Every year, candystore.com utilizes 10 years of sales data to find the top 3 candies from each state. In Illinois, the data suggests that Sour Patch Kids are the most popular selling at an astronomical 158,782 lbs of the gummy treats (apparently New York, Maine and Nebraska tend to gravitate towards the Allen Candy Company sweets). The sour eats are followed by Kit Kat Bars and Reeses’s Peanut Butter Cups in the land of Lincoln.
So when you’re shopping to stock your pantry for the neighborhood goblins, this is actually the right time for you to be a kid in a candy store.
Here are your top 5 Lake County confectioners for Halloween treats.
The Long Grove Confectionery Nut and Candy Factory Store is one of three locations (the other two are in Buffalo Grove and Long Grove) of the storied factory . The Wauconda confectionery offers chocolates, nuts, suckers, pretzels, yogurt covered items, snack mixes and other assorted candies. The store also features Long Grove Confectionery’s legendary hand-made chocolates.
Long Grove Confectionery Nut and Candy Factory Store, 581 Bonner Rd., Wauconda.
Sweet Pete’s is stacked with Halloween-inspired treats. This Lake Forest establishment is coined as one of the sweetest destinations in Lake County. Sweet Pete’s offers handmade chocolates, a plethora of candy options, ice cream, frozen yogurt, cupcakes and so much more. After Halloween fever, be sure to enroll in one of their candy-making classes. What else can we say; the experience is sweet!
Sweet Pete’s Candy, 270 Market Square, Lake Forest.
Jelly Belly jelly beans have been nationally renowned for providing generations with deliciously sweet and utterly surprising candy spectacularness. Besides enjoying the delicious candy flavor, you can go to the Pleasant Prairie warehouse and tour the premises. The Wisconsin store and warehouse offers the BeanBoozled® flavor and the BeanBoozled® Minion Edition for a collection of peculiar tastes on a weird holiday.
Jelly Belly Center, 10100 Jelly Belly Ln., Pleasant Prairie, WI.
For more than 30 years, the Popcorn Factory has been the “popcorn authority” in Lake County with their impressive collection of crowd-pleasing gifts and great-tasting snacks. The Lake Forest factory store delights customers as their menu features delicious premium popcorn, cookies, candies, nuts and snacks of all kinds, plus all your Popcorn Factory favorite items! A trip to The Popcorn Factory Store is sure to be an adventure every time!
The Popcorn Factory Store, 13970 W. Laurel Dr., Lake Forest.
The Vernon Hills mall has three different options to surprise the kids with a fantastic treat (especially if you’re out of tricks). Here are the stores at Hawthorn Mall that offer candy.
- Fannie May
- Godiva Chocolate
- Get Happy
Hawthorn Mall, 122 Hawthorn Ctr., Vernon Hills.
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