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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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Activities: Hiking
Description: A candy factory in Hilo.
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If you've never had a hand dipped chocolate shortbread cookie from here, you must stop and try a sample. Or try a sample of everything in the store. Or get a scoop of ice cream... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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72 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

If you've never had a hand dipped chocolate shortbread cookie from here, you must stop and try a sample. Or try a sample of everything in the store. Or get a scoop of ice cream. You can have whatever your sweet tooth desires here. They do have some things that are exclusive to this location…but most of the items are... More 

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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

One of the best tourist place on the big island. Interesting for everyone, fascinating to see those ladies at work. Great costumer service AND unique selection of shortbreads. We make a yearly visit to this local treasure!

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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

All I can say about this place is that if you love chocolate and cookies and macadamia nuts this is the place for you. While some of it may be a bit overpriced, I don't think we found something we didn't like. I would highly recommend this as a place to go if you are on the Big Island.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

YUMMMMM-EEEE This place was delicious! Assorted variety of shortbread and chocolate treats. Samples from the door to the cashier........ really good stuff!!

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San Jose, California
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

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 

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Soquel, California
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65 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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.

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Region of Waterloo, Canada
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13 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.

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Tacoma, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 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 

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8 reviews
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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 

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Los Angeles, California
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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

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