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“Best Little Chocolate Shoppe”
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 7 August 2014 via mobile

Best chocolate in Abilene period. Order early at Christmas and Valentines Day.
Good news is they do have sugar free and they will ship for you.

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Reviewed 13 July 2014

The aroma hits you when you walk inside this old building and your mouth starts watering almost instantly. It's pricey - but fabulous! They have a terrific selection of sugar-free candies, and other items that can be a little difficult to find: chocolate-covered peanuts, almonds, pretzels, etc.

Give yourself a treat and pick up a couple of things you can't find in a typical candy store. Your taste buds will thank you!

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Reviewed 24 June 2014

Need to get that special someone something special? Hope ya ordered it in advance. Talking about Valintines Day. Chocolate covered strawberries and white chocolate grapes. All dipped on site and very tasty. Oder ahead of time they run out fast.

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Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

My go to place for special gifts. Their chocolate is to die for. Best thing is they also have sugar free for diabetes. Nothing like heaven in a little drop of yummy.

1  Thank Mjaj2
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

This small chocolate shop makes their own candies right on the premesis. They have a very good selection and offer sugar free varieties that are excellent. My grandchildren love to come in for the chocolate covered oreos. Quite a treat for them. Recently they offered white chocolate dipped fresh cranberries for the holiday season. These are absolutely to die for, I will be back for another bag.

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1  Thank Reighn9
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