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Big Island Candies

Address: 585 Hinano Street, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
Phone Number: 808-961-2199
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Ranked #143 of 485 Activities in Island of Hawaii
Type: Shops, Factory Tours, Shopping & Fashion, Sightseeing Tours
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: A candy factory in Hilo.
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Type: Shops, Factory Tours, Shopping & Fashion, Sightseeing Tours
Activities: Hiking
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: A candy factory in Hilo.

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North Park Colorado
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77 reviews 77 reviews
8 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We visited this because it was part of a tour. I was suggest going on your own, if you don't do the tour. They have a lot of free samples to try, and everything just melts in your mouth. They have all kinds of treats. They make great presents, and we wanted to support the small business. We own a... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
25 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

One of our tours included a stop at Big Island Candies. We probably would not have made this stop if we had not been on this tour. We are glad we did! It is a worthy destination in that it offers a wide range of island-made sweets for purchase. Tourists have to be careful when buying Hawaiian products. If you... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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45 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Great shortbread. Its a funny place, in that they make shortbread cookies pretty much exclusively, and yet they are on every tourist list. Its a yummy, inexpensive gift to bring home, but no where else would one find this amount of visitor traffic for cookies., chocolate covered squid, and a few other off-beat chocolate temptations. That said, we loved the... More 

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Honolulu
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I can't leave Hilo without stopping at Big Island Candies. Located in a residential neighborhood, their building is large and spacious, always squeaky clean. Kids will love watching the "cookie ladies" dipping chocolates behind a glass window. The cookies and candies are rather pricey, but their brand is a luxury "want" and a favorite for so many locals and visitors... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I am a big fan of being able to see how things are made and this was one of the places I wanted to see while we were vacationing in Hawaii. I loved that you could see into the packaging/baking area while visiting the shop. I wish we could've done a factory tour, but we were tight on time. We... More 

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Washington
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62 reviews 62 reviews
14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

When in Hilo stop by Big Island Candies. Coffee and cookie samples. Lots of beautiful and tasty items. If they aren't offering samples of type you want, just ask as they are willing to give you a taste. Stamp card saves you if you purchase many items. Across street are several restaurants: Takenoko Sushi (need reservations well in advance), Miyo's... More 

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USA
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211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Immediately upon landing this is the stop you must make. You have the opportunity to see them make the candy, you get abundant samples even a chocolate covered squid( I passed on that). The most difficult part was figuring out which you were going to buy as weights in suitcases are so important. The shortbread were delicious as was the... More 

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Gurley, Alabama
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72 reviews 72 reviews
19 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

and not to forget the chocolate and mac lover as well. The Big Island Candy company has everything a person with a sweet tooth would be looking for. Not only can one watch and see how the candy and the cookies is made but you also get to taste everything. It's heaven for some of us!

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Kenwood, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Boy if you like Chocolate! this is the place to visit! They'll give you samples that make you mouth water for more. Great gifts to bring home for family and friends. or yourself!

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Los Angeles, California
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97 reviews 97 reviews
14 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Bringing back candy from Hawaii gets expensive and boring. The dipped macadamia but shortbread cookies are delicious and different. This store has samples of shortbread, brownies, candy and coffee, clean bathrooms and an area to watch the candy being made. Just buy enough to save for yourself! The prices are reasonable too!

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