We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Big Island Candies

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 585 Hinano Street, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
Phone Number: 808-961-2199
Website
Today
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Hiking
Description: A candy factory in Hilo.

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 219 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 115
    Excellent
  • 81
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Shortbread Cookie Paradise!

Their half dipped shortbread cookies and chocolate chip brownies are so good! As you walk in, you will be greeted with a free sample of chocolate candy. There are plenty of free... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
sharon0721
,
San Jose, California

Similar Things to Do in Island of Hawaii

Add Photo Write a Review

219 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
San Jose, California
Level Contributor
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Their half dipped shortbread cookies and chocolate chip brownies are so good! As you walk in, you will be greeted with a free sample of chocolate candy. There are plenty of free samples within the store to try as well. These yummy sweets make great gifts for friends and family, and of course to buy some for yourself! There's a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Soquel, California
Level Contributor
64 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Big Island Candies not has candy but cookies too. Popular with tour buses but most times it is empty. You can enjoy samples of cookies and Kona coffee while watching workers in the factory.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Region of Waterloo, Canada
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Big Island Candies in Hilo is a great stop if you are touring around. They have sample of their products around the store as well as Kona Coffee to wash it down with. It was very interesting to see the products being made. Excellent goodies, great to take as gifts back home.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tacoma, Washington
Level Contributor
300 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Fun stop on our Big Island adventure. Lots of free samples and goodies to buy - cookies, coffee, macadamia nuts, and more. Many interesting flavors to pick from. A bit pricey but this is Hawaii! I loved their chocolate dipped macadamia shortbread cookie that is first dipped in caramel and then chocolate. They only dip about half the cookie, which... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is not your Hawaiian Host candy factory tour. This is a bit more high end and much better quality treats. Their coffee is one of the few that I can drink black. Their chocolate dipped shortbreads have been a favorite gift that regularly give to special friends and family. Glass walls show their factory operations in full swing. Such... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
68 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Macademia cookies are awesome they have rice crispie treats and also if you request they can give you a great taste of maui onion rice crispie really good!! highly recomended

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pleasant Grove, Utah
Level Contributor
71 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This is a fun stop after visiting botanical gardens, waterfalls, and the Hilo area. They have lots of samples. Plus, if there is something you would like to try but they don't have a sample out, just ask. I love cookies. My favorite is the Macadamia Nut Shortbread Cookies. My wife liked the chocolate. It's fun to also watch them... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

As you walk in you receive a sample of candy and coffee. Can't beat a welcome like this! The chocolate macadamia nut and potato chip candy is especially delicious! Everything is very well organized, clean and they have a wide range of choices of chocolate and other goodies. You can see into the area where they manufacture the chocolate. They... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
ANTELOPE
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

You get greeted by sample chocolates. Then you get samples of different chocolate/cookie products. Get to see the candies and cookies made in the factory. Everything looked neat and clean. Important part is everything is freshly made. Option to buy stuff there. Little overpriced though.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

Such an amazing place, love the Chocalate dipped short bread cookies and the customer service is a winner!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Big Island Candies also viewed

Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
 
Naalehu, Island of Hawaii
Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii
 

Been to Big Island Candies? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Big Island Candies

Address: 585 Hinano Street, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
Phone Number: 808-961-2199
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Big Island Candies staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?