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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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My favorite cookie on earth!

A friend of mine gave me a box of the chocolate dipped shortbreads 20 years and I've been in love ever since! I order online all the time. I finally got to visit the store 20... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Kathy P
Castle Rock, Colorado
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Castle Rock, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A friend of mine gave me a box of the chocolate dipped shortbreads 20 years and I've been in love ever since! I order online all the time. I finally got to visit the store 20 years later, still in love!

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice retail store where they make candies and chocolates on the premises. Lots of free samples. Very friendly and helpful staff. Everything is nicely displayed.

Thank Bruce F
Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Extremely friendly staff and free samples of coffee and snacks. From chocolate dipped short bread cookies to chocolate dipped cuttlefish, mochi balls, iso peanuts and more! Always a must stop when in Hilo.

Thank kkono
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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.

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Northville, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

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 

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