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“Awesome fresh candies & chocolates!”
Review of Candies By Vletas

Candies By Vletas
Ranked #1 of 6 Dessert in Abilene
Description: With over 100 years of candy making experience, Candies by Vletas is a local Abilene Tx tradition. Established in 1912 by the Vletas brothers who immigrated from Greece, this candy company is now owned by Pam McCombs who uses the original recipes and techniques to create the homemade candy. Well known for our yummy confections such as hand dipped chocolates, chewy pralines (served at George W. Bush's Inaugural Dinner), crunchy nut brittle, chocolate covered strawberries and decadent truffles, we also offer a line of sugar-free candies. All candies made in store contain no preservatives and are hand-dipped using techniques handed down from the original generation of Vletas. We use special blends of milk, dark and white chocolates when making chocolate-dipped nuts, cremes and in-season strawberries, grapes, apricots and cranberries. Then, a large variety of fudge, truffles and chocolate-covered Oreos complete a chocolate-lover's dream. Located in the historic train depot in downtown Abilene, Candies by Vletas is open daily (closed on Sunday) and offers free samples to help you make up your mind. Gift baskets and tins are available for Christmas, Easter, and Valentine's Day or for any special occasion to send your loved-ones or business associates a little bit of homemade Texas. We ship, and request Christmas orders by the 1st week of December.
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Description: With over 100 years of candy making experience, Candies by Vletas is a local Abilene Tx tradition. Established in 1912 by the Vletas brothers who immigrated from Greece, this candy company is now owned by Pam McCombs who uses the original recipes and techniques to create the homemade candy. Well known for our yummy confections such as hand dipped chocolates, chewy pralines (served at George W. Bush's Inaugural Dinner), crunchy nut brittle, chocolate covered strawberries and decadent truffles, we also offer a line of sugar-free candies. All candies made in store contain no preservatives and are hand-dipped using techniques handed down from the original generation of Vletas. We use special blends of milk, dark and white chocolates when making chocolate-dipped nuts, cremes and in-season strawberries, grapes, apricots and cranberries. Then, a large variety of fudge, truffles and chocolate-covered Oreos complete a chocolate-lover's dream. Located in the historic train depot in downtown Abilene, Candies by Vletas is open daily (closed on Sunday) and offers free samples to help you make up your mind. Gift baskets and tins are available for Christmas, Easter, and Valentine's Day or for any special occasion to send your loved-ones or business associates a little bit of homemade Texas. We ship, and request Christmas orders by the 1st week of December.
Reviewed February 26, 2013

Got some as 'thank you' gifts to give to the staff at the Residence Inn Marriott where I stayed. A little pricey but on the same quality level as See's, so, you get what you pay for and apparently the consensus around town is that these candies & chocolate are 'the bomb'!

Thank Connie C
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

Another place you MUST visit if you come to Abilene!!!! Handmade chocolates and hand dipped Strawberries and Grapes!! There is a lot of history in this old candy store and if you ask I know they would love to tell you about it!! Love! Love!!

Thank TexasBlingJeans
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

We were expecting this to be a chocolate factory where you can see the chocolate being made but it is just a shop front..

Lovely chocolates with the price tag to match.

Thank GulliverBrisbane
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

OMFG ! their choc covered strawberries beat any national company and other well known 800#s.companies. completely taken me by surprised. this place is worthy of your time and money. the best choc. covered strawberries.

Thank caligula r
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Reviewed December 15, 2012

Can't let a birthday or Christmas pass without buying chocolate gifts at Vletas. Upscale chocolates in 50 varieties in a historic railroad building--there's nothing like it for a long way.

Thank AmericanCousin65
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