Big Island Candies Factory, Hilo

5 Reviews

Been here? Rate It!

hide
  • Candy Factory
    Candy Factory
    by grandmaR
  • Gift shop
    Gift shop
    by kyoub
  • Big Island Candies
    Big Island Candies
    by lashr1999
  • kyoub's Profile Photo

    Buy your Mac nuts here

    by kyoub Updated Apr 16, 2009

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Gift shop

    Another fun thing to do when you are out sightseeing is to go by the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Visitors center. Go south on Hwy 11 about 5 miles, turn at sign,it is 2 1/2 miles off the highway. You see Macadamia trees on both sides of the road on the way. You can walk down the outside walkway of the factory and see how the nuts are shelled, roasted, and packed.
    There are usually tours but they had shut down early the day that we were there. Across the road is a small gift shop and snack bar.

    Related to:
    • Road Trip

    Was this review helpful?

  • lashr1999's Profile Photo

    Big Island Candies

    by lashr1999 Written Dec 7, 2004

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Big Island Candies

    Big Island Candies has the best hand dipped shortbread macadamiia nut cookies. You can watch as the cookies are being made on the factory tour. Have a few samples they keep around. A yummy place to visit:)

    The picture reminds me of lucy at the chocolate factory:)

    Related to:
    • Study Abroad
    • Road Trip

    Was this review helpful?

  • grandmaR's Profile Photo

    Candy

    by grandmaR Updated Sep 18, 2013

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Candy Factory

    On the afternoon tour, our driver Rob took us to a candy company where we could see candy being made and we bought some. I don't remember what we bought and we ate it before we got back to the ship.

    Their website says:

    Our ..original products – such as our Chocolate Dipped Macadamia Nut Shortbread Cookies are world renown. All of our products are made with the finest of ingredients, such as locally grown macadamia nuts, 100 percent Kona Coffee along with island eggs, real butter and high-grade chocolate

    Factory operation viewable between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. Monday – Friday (except holidays).

    Related to:
    • Road Trip
    • Cruise
    • Food and Dining

    Was this review helpful?

  • DEBBBEDB's Profile Photo

    Candy after Lunch

    by DEBBBEDB Written Apr 7, 2013

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The afternoon tour went first to the Big Island Candies where we could see candy being made. We bought some (they make macadamia nut cookies and chocolates), but it didn't last very long as we didn't have much time for lunch. It was a very short stop and I don't have any photos of it.

    Factory operation viewable between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. Monday – Friday (except holidays).

    Related to:
    • Food and Dining
    • Cruise
    • Arts and Culture

    Was this review helpful?

  • Another MUST DO when in Hilo...

    by kahiwa Written Aug 24, 2002

    1 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Another MUST DO when in Hilo is to visit the Big Island Candies factory. From the airport, come out to the main road, and continue straight across the intersection for two blocks. You will see a large factory like building, painted light blue, on your right. This is the Big Island Candies building.
    Big Island Candies makes the best chocolate dipped shortbread cookies ever. Each rectangular cookie is dipped diagonally in chocolate, then individually wrapped and boxed. So delicious! They also have a variety of other chocolate confections. Most tourist leave carrying boxes full of chocolate to take home as gifts.

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Hilo

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

97 travelers online now

Comments

View all Hilo hotels