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Big Island Candies

585 Hinano Street, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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Type: Factory Tours, Shops
Activities: Hiking
Description: A candy factory in Hilo.
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127 reviews 127 reviews
26 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This will be your one-stop shopping for all your souvenirs for friends and family. Try to go when there are not bus loads of Japanese pushing and crowding up the place. I always spend at least a $100 when I go. They have great cardboard boxes you can load all your goodies into for protection and easy handling. Obviously, they... More

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Union, New Jersey
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140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

A friend and I were on a Gray Line Bus Tour and they stopped at this candy and cookie factory. Unlike the typical stop on such tours, this place is well worth a visit. You are greeted at the door with samples of a cookie and some candy; treated to some hot Kona coffee; and then you can browse around... More

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fairview Park
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We fell in love with Big Island Candies!! The boys got large bricks of milk chocolate and crispies and before the day was over it was gone and we returned to get more. The shortbread cookies are amazing, so many different flavors to choose from. We will be reordering from the internet until we can get back there in person!!

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Berryville, Arkansas
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56 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 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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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 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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16 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
26 helpful votes 26 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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