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How to Have the Sweetest Visit to the South Bend Chocolate Factory

Add some sugar to your Northern Indiana getaway with a visit to the South Bend Chocolate Factory! The South Bend Chocolate Company has been supplying sweet treats to locals and visitors alike since the 1990s. Since then, the company has expanded, now with several locations in the Northern Indiana area, and even offers factory tours. Visit this attraction, then taste your way to the sweetest getaway at other local candy stores in South Bend!

South Bend Chocolate Factory and Other Local Candy Shops You Need to Visit

Tour the South Bend Chocolate Factory 

The South Bend Chocolate Company offers factory tours on the hour, every hour, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. These guided tours give visitors the inside scoop on the chocolate-making process as well as a brief history lesson on the sweet stuff. At the end of the tour, dip your very own chocolate spoon to snack on while you peruse the on-site Chocolate Museum, which features chocolate memorabilia from around the world. 

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth at These Local Candy Shops 

We challenge you to take a Tour de South Bend Candy Shops during your getaway to Northern Indiana! A visit to the South Bend Chocolate Company is just the beginning. Our area has several options for sweet treats, including the vendors at the farmers’ market and the family-owned shops below. We recommend purchasing a treat from the South Bend Chocolate Factory, Sanaa Chocolates, or Violet Sky Chocolate to enjoy a handcrafted dessert after dinner at these South Bend restaurants

Get a taste of what each has to offer, then let us know your favorite when you return to The Oliver Inn! 

Sanaa Chocolates 

Sanaa Chocolates is one of our favorite places to stop for something sweet to eat! This chocolatier in South Bend whips up truffles and other luscious treats daily. 

Violet Sky Chocolate

Violet Sky Chocolate is South Bend’s premier gourmet chocolatier. Their slogan, “from bean to bar” echos the simple, yet thoughtful process that goes into each unique treat. Violet Sky uses simple ingredients to create innovative flavor pairings. Each bar starts with high-quality beans that are combined with complementing flavors like citrus and spice! 

Veni’s Sweet Shop

A little bit out of town is Veni’s Sweet Shop! It’s located a short drive from our Inn and features handmade candy and chocolate that’s simply delicious. 

Have the Sweetest Stay at The Oliver Inn 

Join us for a stay at The Oliver Inn after your visit to the South Bend Chocolate Factory and other area candy shops. We recommend bringing a bar of your favorite back for a late-night snack in your guest room!  

Tippecanoe Bedroom

Consider a stay in The Tippecanoe Room. This cozy accommodation features a queen-size bed with an elegant pencil post bed frame, a private bathroom with a shower and an airpool tub-for-two, a dressing room, and more! Enjoy access to first-class room amenities with a stay in any of our accommodations. 

Check our availability to start planning your trip! We can’t wait to host you.