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Big Island Candies

585 Hinano Street, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
808-961-2199
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Type: Factory Tours, Shops
Activities: Hiking
Description: A candy factory in Hilo.
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Berryville, Arkansas
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234 reviews 234 reviews
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

We stopped by to get water before heading up to the volcano park. Boy were we surprised. A working cookie and candy factory and a nice variety of stuff from hand made items to to food things. They also had free samples of several things. We ended up buying some cinnamon palm leaves (cookies) and arare chocolate chip crunch cookies.... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Which is better? The buttery shortbread cookies or the creamy chocolates? The ice creams or the beautiful packaging? Watching the cookies get dipped in the factory or eating the samples throughout the store? Check'em out!

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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is a MUST STOP while in Hilo! They got the best chocolates, macadamia nut products and some "off the wall" creations using their delicious chocolates. They also have samples that you can try before buying. Plus, you can see their production facility through the glass window while shopping.

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Texas, USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Somehow I had heard or read about this place and we wanted to explore a little and find it. Thank goodness for GPS because it was a little hard to locate - but once we found it, we were so glad! Fresh made macadamia nut shortbread dipped in dark chocolate! Does it get any better than that? I'm not sure... More

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Los Angeles, California
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92 reviews 92 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Island Candies is located in Hilo, minutes from the airport. As you enter in the small building, you are given samples and a shot of Kona coffee. Next, you can see the cookies being made. After that, there are several display cases with all the varieties on display. In addition, there are more samples. Lastly, as you check out there... More

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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

enjoyed a little stop here while in Hilo - got to see them making the candy - were making the chocoate covered squid - lots of samples

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harker heights
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62 reviews 62 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

It was great to view how the candies and cookies were made. Loved the Polynesia Grayline tour. I was happy we booked this tour Around the island

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switzerland
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This is a fun place to visit and the best part is it is full of delicious chocolates and cookies! In addition to the numerous shortbreads and chocolates, there are unusual combinations such as chocolate dipped ika (dried shredded squid -- really) and everything is beautifully packaged. While not cheap, the quality is excellent and we will enjoy the treats... More

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College Station, Texas
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219 reviews 219 reviews
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209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Upon arrival you are greeted with free samples at the door and freshly-brewed coffee. The store is clean and well organized. There is a little army of staff which will answer any questions you have and will allow you to try any product on display. Yes, any product. I am not a fan of shortbread, but this was absolutely delicious.... More

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Menlo Park
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

If you like chocolate, macadamia nuts & shortbread cookies then this is the place. We use their website to order gifts for business and personal. Mahalo!

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