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Big Island Candies

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Address: 585 Hinano Street, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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+1 808-961-2199
08:30 - 17:00
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A candy factory in Hilo.

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If Heaven Was a Cookie

If there's one thing I've learned in all my years being a pastry and cookie fan, it's that the best cookies seem to be the ones that come individually wrapped within a larger... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If there's one thing I've learned in all my years being a pastry and cookie fan, it's that the best cookies seem to be the ones that come individually wrapped within a larger container. Now I know why. These are some of the freshest and most delicious cookies I've ever had. Best cookies I've ever tasted in Hawaii. There aren't... More 

Thank Jenny N
Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second visit and it is so worth it! The shortbread cookies are amazing. The choclate is awesome. When we left there yesterday, I said to my husband.."Now that is a place that has not changed their quality at all"! We always send a package home for my Mom and of course a bag for us as well.... More 

Thank Loveagoodmeal
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the stops in our tour. Candies look great! Gave them to friends as gifts and they all loved it.

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Anaheim, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Very nice selection of candies made here in Hilo. Samples given and a very nice selection of products to purchase or have shipped home.

Thank sewkitty
Bellingham, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

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 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

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 15 November 2016

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 12 November 2016 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 

Thank Joe_Horsley
Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

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 

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