Snack Attack! Candy Cove in Crown Point

Snack Attack! Candy Cove in Crown Point

Candy Cove Candy Shop in Crown Point, Indiana

Candy Cove Candy Shop in Crown Point, Indiana Taffy!

Candy Cove in Crown Point, Indiana is a fun place to go when snack time strikes.

As part of the Lake County Courthouse Shops, Candy Cove is a much-loved, long-time fixture inside the historic Lake County Courthouse.

Candy Cove in Crown Point, Indiana

Candy Cove Candy Shop in Crown Point, Indiana

Candy Cove Candy Shop in Crown Point, Indiana Rows of Candy!

I remembered visiting here years ago. I was hoping it was still around. I was so happy to see that it was.. There are a lot of different kinds of candy at this Indiana candy store. Buy it by the piece, the pound, or perfect little serving size kind of baggies. That’s a smart idea. There’s a lot of foot traffic in the area. What better lunchtime dessert than grabbing a pre-measured pack of your favorite sweets?

Shelves, jars, containers, and boxes hold all the brightly colored candy you’ve ever dreamed about.

Candy Buttons, saltwater taffy in all kinds of flavors, chocolates (that I’ve heard are made by the owner herself), caramels, gum, jelly beans, gummies, and so much more. It’s a dangerous place to browse and also incredibly fun.

I love the story for this place, too. Back in 1988, a mother wanted to work somewhere “fun” so, she and her two daughters went into a partnership and bought the not quite a year old business. They are still going strong today–only now, there are grandchildren involved. Now that is a family business!

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Candy Cove Candy Shop in Crown Point, Indiana

Candy Cove Candy Shop in Crown Point, Indiana Turkish Taffy

You don’t see a stand-alone candy shop very often. Does it make anyone else quicken their step a bit or is that just me? We’ve all got our favorites, I guess.

This time, Kid #2 was along for the ride. I was curious to see how he would react to what can only be called Candy Heaven.

Well, he didn’t choose candy at all. Instead, he opted for his favorite snack: a bag of  freshly-made popcorn! I should have known but it completely slipped my mind that popcorn was even an option.

He  would have it as a snack every single day if he could. So, Candy Cove was a definite win for him. Well, it looked and smelled so good that I ended up getting a bag of it too. Together, we walked around the Courthouse Square and admired the architecture. We’ve agreed that it is a beautiful courthouse.

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Candy Cove Candy Shop in Crown Point, Indiana

Candy Cove Candy Shop in Crown Point, Indiana

With sugar free varieties of candy and popcorn, this Lake County candy shop covers all the bases. Here’s a tip: look for the Caramel Crackle. It’s a classic!

To enter the Courthouse Shops, look for one of the two side entrances to these basement shops–and have fun browsing. There are many different shops waiting.

Don’t just live in the city–explore it! I’m Jessica Nunemaker and THIS is Big City, little Indiana!

Just don’t forget to tell them that Little Indiana sent you!

Candy Cove
1 Courthouse Square
Crown Point, IN
219.663.8174
Store Hours:
Always CALL AHEAD before making a special trip to verify store hours for the day!

Monday – Saturday: 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM – 4:00PM


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Jessica Nunemaker is the Owner of Little Indiana.com. More than a website, Little Indiana is a book, "Little Indiana: Small Town Destinations" (IU Press) awarded first place in the "Best in Indiana Journalism for a Nonfiction Book" by the Indiana Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Little Indiana is also a bi-monthly newspaper column in a local paper and a PBS segment on the former Emmy award-winning program, "The Weekly Special."

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