Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Big Island Candies

A co-worker brought our office back Big Island Candies shortbreads from a trip to Hawaii. They were so good that I had to buy some for myself!

The shortbreads are buttery, slightly crispy and melt in your mouth. The chocolate dipped corners (milk, dark, or white) are an added bonus. I could eat these every day for the rest of my life and not grow tired of them. If anyone knows where I can find them on the mainland, PLEASE let me know.


I decided I had to try their bite-sized chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies, too (for research purposes, of course!). The cookies were very crispy with the right amount of small chocolate bits. I had to check the box to make sure I had ordered cookies with macadamia nuts in them, though, since I couldn't taste the nuts at all. Next time I will skip these. I could buy Famous Amos or Mini Chips Ahoy and be just as satisfied.

Unfortunately, you have to buy through their website (unless you live in Hilo, Hawaii) and have them shipped to you. The cost does add up ($7.00 for a box of about 20 bite-sized cookies, $17.75 for about 33 dipped shortbreads, $15.00 for shipping). For an occasional treat, the shortbreads are definitely worth it.

For more information and to place your order, visit www.bigislandcandies.com.

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