Hawaii Small Business TourismWritten by Shara Enay On 04 May 2011

There are four things every visitor to Hawaii Island must do if they want to experience the best the island has to offer: Visit the majestic and powerful Kilauea volcano, frolic on a black-sand beach, enjoy a meal at Ken’s House of Pancakes in Hilo, and make a pit stop at Big Island Candies to load up on omiyage before you depart.

Big Island Candies is one of Hilo’s most visited landmarks. In fact, it was recently ranked one of the Top 5 chocolate factory tours in the U.S. by aol.com. Renowned for its signature hand-dipped macadamia nut shortbread cookies and elegant packaging, the locally owned company has been creating decadent treats since 1977.

Part of the reason Big Island Candies has remained top of mind for visitors over the years lies in its ability to uphold the highest standards of quality and keep customers interested by constantly updating its product line.

If you haven’t visited the factory lately, here are some of the new products you’ve been missing out on: the Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie, Green-Tea Dipped Original Macadamia Nut Shortbread Cookies, Mika Passion Chocolates, Toffee Coated Chocolate Covered Macadamia Nuts, and Chocolate Manju – YUM!

For more information or to place an order online, visit www.bigislandcandies.com. Your tummy will thank you!

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Shara Enay

Shara Enay is a writer for Hawaii Business magazine. She is a graduate of Kaimuki High School and the University of Hawaii at Manoa. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to the beach, traveling and watching UH sports.

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