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Address: 585 Hinano Street, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
Phone Number: 808-961-2199
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8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

A candy factory in Hilo.

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Everthing Macadamia

For macadamia and chocolate lovers, this has to be the center of their universe. They offer macadamias in every conceivable (and inconceivable) combination of chocolate. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Fresno, California

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Fresno, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

For macadamia and chocolate lovers, this has to be the center of their universe. They offer macadamias in every conceivable (and inconceivable) combination of chocolate. The best part, of course, are the samples which are replenished regularly; combined with free coffee tastings, it is a place to spend some time. Of course, reality hits at the cash register, but until... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Always welcoming with a sample cookie and drink. Showroom always well managed and clean. Items on display for sale are beautifully packaged and presented. Come, See & BUY!

Thank mjt520
Hollywood, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is great! My husband and I came here on the recommendation of our cruise concierge (took The Pride of America) and it was worth it! Big glass window where you can kinda see into the factory. You'll only see them packaging the candies though. A lot of their chocolates have nuts, but if you're allergic (like me) they'll... More 

Thank Krista W
Brooksville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

4 of us went after lunch. Thank goodness we didn't have pie. They have samples of their delicious candy. Several different kinds to choose from and even a sample of coffee. Very clean environment. If you are in Hilo- make sure you stop by. We were thrilled with this establishment.

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Burr Ridge, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 501 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In my mind this store is why Hilo Haties died. This was my first visit to Big Island Candies and I was very impressed. This is the new Hawaii that has replaced clothing styles that only our grand-parents would wear. Meaning, today's traveler will find the type of gift that will be eaten and appreciated. A nice store with delicious... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This showroom/factory offers a great look at the cookies and candies being made, free samples of many of the products sold, and ice cream. What else could anyone ask for? We never seem to leave without ordering several boxes of cookies (shortbread) for family and friends. BIC does ship directly, which is a great convenience. No trip to Hilo would... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here thinking it was" Lolly" factory, but still enjoyed the visit. The coffee sample was one of the best I've tasted. The biscuit samples were good we basically had afternoon tea....coffee and bickies. There weren't any chocolate samples out when we were there. As another reviewer has said don't go in if there's a bus out front.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

When we need great candies we always drive out to Hilo from Kona because the quality and presentation of Big Island Candies products are unsurpassed.

Thank Jutta C
Kenwood, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

when you step in here you have almost reached heaven! The different kinds of cookies dipped in chocolate! One can watch them dipping the cookies from a big window. I did a lot of Christmas shopping in one spot!

Thank Jac M
Seattle, Washington
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133 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a coworker brought back some of these goodies I had to track it down myself on our trip to the Big Island. I suppose I was expecting better prices, but that's not what I got. Yes, there are oodles of candy/cookie choices, but why buy a small box of chocolate macadamia nuts for $5 when a Mauna Loa box... More 

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