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“Well worth the visit”
Review of Big Island Candies

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Owner description: A candy factory in Hilo.
Level 6 Contributor
828 reviews
141 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 443 helpful votes
“Well worth the visit”
Reviewed 18 May 2014

Upon arrival you are greeted with free samples at the door and freshly-brewed coffee. The store is clean and well organized. There is a little army of staff which will answer any questions you have and will allow you to try any product on display. Yes, any product. I am not a fan of shortbread, but this was absolutely delicious. Same for the other macadamia and chocolate products. In addition, you can look from the shop into the factory and watch them make the cookies and chocolates through a large window.

Not only are the products quite good, the visit is interesting and I am still digesting all the samples I got... Definitely something that should be in the top-10 attractions of Hilo.

Visited May 2014
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Menlo Park
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68 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Macadamia Nuts”
Reviewed 6 May 2014

If you like chocolate, macadamia nuts & shortbread cookies then this is the place. We use their website to order gifts for business and personal.

Visited April 2014
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Chicago, IL
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Brilliant Idea! ”
Reviewed 26 April 2014 via mobile

Give everybody who walks in the door free samples of some of the best tasting shortbread and coffee they've ever tasted in their life and watch your sales shoot through the roof! I wanted to buy everything I touched including the coffee. But, I managed to restrain myself to two bags of cookies (to share). But, I'll be looking for their website to order more soon since my cookies didn't last one day once I got them home and opened the bags up for sharing.

Thank ChiGirl1977
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
463 reviews
163 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
“Loved It!”
Reviewed 24 April 2014

As you open the door the samples start. Watch out it's addictive, you can't stop tasting and buying. We were given two different types of shortbread and coffee at the entrance and then there are more samples as you make your way around the shop. It is a very professional operation and the kitchen is behind large glass windows so that you can see into it.

We bought chocolate dipped mocha balls and chocolate chip shortbread. Yummy.

Visited March 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2014

The free samples start the moment you walk through the door. Cookies, candy, coffee, yummy! Just inside there are large glass windows so you can watch the candies being made. There's an ice cream and smoothie bar that is very tasty as well. The prices reflect the quality of these gourmet goodies but they're well worth it. If you're in Hilo, don't miss this place.

Visited April 2014
Thank Danno820
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