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Big Island Candies

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Address: 585 Hinano St, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4428
Phone Number: 808-961-2199
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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A candy factory in Hilo.

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We stumbled upon this place by accident. We are so glad that we did. The staff was friendly and extremely helpful. There were plenty of cookie and candy samples to... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We stumbled upon this place by accident. We are so glad that we did. The staff was friendly and extremely helpful. There were plenty of cookie and candy samples to try. Everything was so good, it was hard making a decision. My favorite is the lemon flavor w/creamy white chocolate, delicious. A bit pricey but, well worth the splurge.

Thank Shoeaddicttwo
Northville, Michigan
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This a great stop for those that want to taste the candies and cookies. There is plenty to buy here, but a 10 minutes stay will suffice to watch them make the delicious treats and scrumptious candies and cookies.

Thank Zafar39525
New York City, New York
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383 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're looking for some kind of factory tour on the Big Island, and you were disappointed by the one at the Mauna Loa mac nut one, make sure you make a stop at Big Island Candies! Their assembly line is in the back behind glass windows so you can see how workers make the chocolates. They even work on... More 

Thank Melanie T
Wooster, Ohio
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184 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Didn't think the place was all that special. You could look through the windows and seeing them making some of the products and they do have quite a few free samples. If you see an employee dipping something that looks like shredded coconut in chocolate it is NOT. Actually it is a type of fish and no, I did not... More 

Thank remsteel6
Santee, California
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69 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Happened upon this place by chance. Upon entering, you are given a sample. They also have free Kona coffee to drink while you shop. You can watch them hand dip their shorbread cookies in chocolate right there in the store. They have shortbread cookies dipped in chocolate, dark chocolate, macadamia nut cookies, guava macadamia nut cookies & solid chocolate hibiscus... More 

Thank Shannon W
Chester, United Kingdom
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175 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an absolutely gorgeous little boutique store, filled with super friendly staff offering tasters, and immaculately stocked shelves filled with an array of different creations. It’s fun to visit even if you’re not planning on buying anything – although chances are those plans will fall apart anyway. Their Rocky Road in particular is phenomenal. Another nice touch is that... More 

Thank Scruff_UK
Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In May, my wife Estraletta and I celebrated our 50th Birthdays in the 50th State. May was a good time since my birthday is in February and her birthday is in August. Hawaii, a tropical paradise in the Pacific Ocean, was an incredible location to enjoy natural wonders, learning about different cultures, and relaxing in a peaceful environment. We traveled... More 

Thank DrGreen2009
Aiken, South Carolina
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Terrific collection of site-made candies, cookies, shortbread, and coffees. Unique and flavorful. Great samples (those alone are worth the trip!). Would've given these folks five stars but for the premium pricing.

Thank sckanaka
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Delicious chocolate candies and shortbreads, coffee, and other sweet specialities with a view of items being hand made in the background. Who could resist dark chocolate crunch made with macadamia nuts and kettle style potato chip bits?

Thank Travels4workand4fun
Naalehu, Hawaii
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30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Beautiful facility, but the items are really over priced in my mind. It was nice to see the cookie production area, and the hand dipping of the cookies in chocolate. They offer some samples.

Thank NaalehuGal

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