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Big Island Candies

Step Up to the Plate

December 11, 2017

Story By: Dining Out Team |

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: GREEN GLISTEN BOX ($26 AT ALA MOANA CENTER LOCATION)

The beloved shortbread cookies and melt-in-your-mouth chocolates from Big Island Candies have become such an island staple that you’ve probably found yourself, on more than one occasion, shipping crates of these treats to family and friends on the mainland, as well as keeping your own personal stash. So, naturally, when the holidays come around, it’s a no-brainer as to what you’ll be gifting your loved ones — and yourself — this Christmas season.

Luckily, Oahu residents are able to get their hands on these treasures at Big Island Candies’ permanent storefront in Ala Moana Center, which opened in 2013.

Director of retail operations Lance Duyao says, “We use only the finest ingredients to make our gourmet cookies and chocolates. Additionally, our workers pour their very heart and soul into every creation.”

Big Island Candies also is celebrating its 40th anniversary, Duyao shares, and has brought back its popular Cinnamon Dipped Macadamia Nut Shortbread Cookie for the holidays. Also in time for the end-of-the-year festivities, the company is selling the Green Glisten Box, which offers all the best bites from Big Island Candies in one sparkling gift set.

MACADAMIA NUT BISCOTTI WITH MILK CHOCOLATE WAVES

You might have to fight over the only twice-baked biscuit in the set, as those thick “chocolate waves” are to die for.

WHITE DIPPED LEMON SHORTBREAD

Enjoy three light and citrusy cookies that have been delicately dipped in elegant white chocolate.

MACADAMIA NUT SHORTBREAD

Five of these classics make the set, and are made irresistible with no-frills ingredients such as pure butter, Hawaiian macadamia nuts and fresh eggs.

MILK CHOCOLATE DIPPED MACADAMIA NUT SHORTBREAD

The box includes six of these delectable cookies, each sporting Big Island Candies’ famous diagonal dip of chocolate — in this case, milk chocolate.

MILK CHOCOLATE COVERED MACADAMIA NUT BROWNIES

Give one of these decadent brownies — which are covered, not dipped, in milk chocolate — to someone special, while saving one for yourself.

CHOCOLATE CHIP MACADAMIA NUT SHORTBREAD

Chocolate chips are thrown into the classic recipe for five of these delights.

DARK CHOCOLATE DIPPED KONA MOCHA SHORTBREAD

Kona Coffee and chocolate flavors blend to create three splendors in the gift box.

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