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“A sweet treat”
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 March 24, 2013

We really enjoyed the chocolate-covered strawberries here! We had two families and the whole group loved the big juicy treats. The individual truffles are heavenly and were made very nicely with a double chocolate layer. The little bags of treats were good too - we bought many flavors. I especially loved the dark chocolate sea salted caramel. yum! The tiramisu truffles were the most popular with our group, although they were all delicious. The only reason I cannot give 5 stars is because the price is pretty high. I love good chocolate, but if the prices were a bit more reasonable we would have purchased more! Also - I think a good chocolate shop should have a bit of a treat out for samples! Even if it's little nibbles of your general chocolate - every member of our family mentioned that it sure would have been nice to have a little sample.

Thank SmoochMe
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

My family has been shopping at Vleta's for decades. The chocolate has always been amazing and the selection of goodies more than one could even imagine. I love to give Vleta's for teacher gifts and as thank you's. It's always a big hit.

1  Thank Tammy M
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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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