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Address: 585 Hinano Street, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
Phone Number: 808-961-2199
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8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Hiking
Description: A candy factory in Hilo.

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Delicious Cookies, Lots of Samples

Whenever I visit Hilo, Big Island Candies is a must-stop place. The many chocolate-dipped cookies here are delicious--and there are always free samples, along with Kona... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Waimea
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216 reviews 216 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Whenever I visit Hilo, Big Island Candies is a must-stop place. The many chocolate-dipped cookies here are delicious--and there are always free samples, along with Kona coffee. Visitors can see the production lines and the many staffers dipping the cookies into their chocolate bowls. This is really a great place to visit.

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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Great place to stop on the way to the Volcano, or when visiting Hilo. We walked in and where immediately handed a few yummy samples and some Kona Coffee. Wandering around the warehouse there are samples of cookies and chocolates everywhere. We tasted a bunch and then bought a bunch, (I think we bought almost everything we sampled). Our favourite... More 

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Stockton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This stop was a SWEET ONE! If you get to Hilo you have to stop in the Big Island candies. The prices may look expensive but all of the candy is worth it. You can find many styles of Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolates and cookies.

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Clayton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Yes, they do have candy. The chocolate covered macadamia nuts, with either dark or milk chocolate, are the best available anywhere. They have a new product with the nuts being double-roasted; a little more expensive but worth it. Big Island is also famous for it's shortbread cookies; available in several flavors, they are crispy and full of buttery flavor. One... More 

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New Brunswick, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

When we travel our neighbors watch our cats and we watch theirs when they travel so Big Island Candies was the perfect place to stop and get them a gift. There are many varieties of chocolates to choose from and all the confections are made on premises. You can watch the operation from large windows in the store that peer... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

All of the treats here are very delicious and there are even samples of many things to try! Everything is pretty expensive but that's because it is top notch quality so don't go if you don't feel like spending more than $12 for a little box.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

The candy was excellent! And there were a lot of free samples, however, the actual boxes were small and VERY pricey. So if you are looking for quality and not quantity this is your place.

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Lakeside in Eastern Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

While on Oahu, hubby saw a commercial for the new Big Island Candy location that had opened in the Ala Moana Shopping Centre. We decided to check it out and what a worthwhile stop. When he told me candy shop, I was thinking of candies but this was so much more. The store is incredibly clean and the staff are... More 

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Napa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

....we always make a stop to BIC! always get goodies for the relatives at home...they love it...big place...watch the workers dip the shortbread cookies into the creamy white or milk chocolate...lots of chocolates & cookies to choose from & more...small samples of them & Kona coffee(they won't scold if you try & sneak in another sample!)....and there are other goodies... More 

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North Park Colorado
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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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