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Big Island Candies

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Address: 585 Hinano Street, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
Phone Number: 808-961-2199
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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!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Mikyla W
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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66 reviews 66 reviews
40 attraction reviews
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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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165 reviews 165 reviews
68 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
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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14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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77 reviews 77 reviews
8 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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25 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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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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23 helpful votes 23 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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63 reviews 63 reviews
15 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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