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Big Island Candies

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Address: 585 Hinano Street, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
Phone Number: +1 808-961-2199
08:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 17:00

A candy factory in Hilo.

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Visit Here Every Time We Are In Hilo

These are the greatest gifts to take back to the mainland, other islands of other countries as they are tasty and the variety of great. Our grandchildren like watching the staff... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Terry P
Bellingham, WA
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Bellingham, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

These are the greatest gifts to take back to the mainland, other islands of other countries as they are tasty and the variety of great. Our grandchildren like watching the staff making the candies through the large windows. Not to mention the free samples and coffee available. We buy many boxes as gifts and head to the post office to... More 

Thank Terry P
North Brunswick, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second visit to this place. I was brought here by a local years ago. I protested since I don't like sweets that much. Well thank God the person I visited insisted. I had to drive from Kona to get there but it was worth it. They make the best shortbread cookies period. Imagine a buttery cookie without... More 

Thank mholi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The free samples are enticing and only encouraged us to buy more. These treats were all amazing, pretty much everything you could imagine for Hawaiian sweets and local flavours. Don't skip the coffee when you first walk in.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As you enter you receive a small cup of free samples and there are further free samples of Kona coffee and candy products inside. If you find that there has been a large group just prior to your visit some of the plates of free sweets might be emptied. Just circle around and wait ..... they fill them up fairly... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here as part of a tour. If you have a sweet tooth then this is the place. You can watch all types of sweets and chocolates being made through the big glass screen that divides the store from the kitchen. Lots of samples on offer as well so no chance of buying without testing first Came away with gifts... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing place! They have got great products, doe of them very original. You can try all of them for free and sip Kona coffee for free as well. The keep passing by with trays of different products all the time and if there is something you want to try, just ask for ir and they will bring it to you... More 

Thank Josean_41
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here after visiting Hawaii volcano national park before heading back to the Kona side. This is a nice. Big factory and store with lots of candies and cookies. They offer samples which helps you decide what delicious treats to buy.

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North Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

While visiting "the other chocolate and nut" establishment, a visitor told us Big Island Candies was "much better!" This we had to see! We were met at the door by a super friendly staff member named Pua, who immediately offered fresh sweets and coffee! The facility is clean and modern with large windows through which we observed staff creating a... More 

Thank CDR J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

You can actually watch the ladies hand dipping the candies on the assembly line. And, they have samples galore! So, so good! This is a great place to buy gifts to send or take back home.

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Tacoma, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

This place was recommended by a local as the place to go for chocolate and shortbread cookies. Upon walking in we were handed a small sample cup of two of their cookies and candies. There are also samples for quite a few of their other treats. Worst part of this was trying to decide which to buy. Everything was soooo... More 

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