Queen Anne Candy

Another Hammond, Indiana landmark - Gone.
Photos by Debra K Gutierrez

Queen Anne Candy Company was located on the industrial corner of Hoffman Street and Sohl Avenue in Hammond, Indiana since the early 1920s. The brick and mortar candy factory was known for its chocolate covered cherries for over 80 years. The business also provided employment for many in the Calumet region.

If you are from NW Indiana and you received a traditional box of cordial cherries for Christmas, there is a good possibility they originated from the Queen Anne Candy!

In 1992, Premiere Candy Company bought the building and machinery from Hershey. Premiere Candy Co. went out of business in 2006. The building was owned by the Indiana Pallet Company when it was fire damaged in 2012. Demolition was completed in the spring of 2013.