Saturday, July 25, 2009

hawaii shops & eats

Since my grandma moved from Hilo to Oahu, we don't go to the Big Island as much these days, but when we do, we always try to stop in at Big Island Candies (BIC).

They are the original shortbread cookie dippers (chocolate dipped shortbread) and also have lots of interesting but yummy indulgences there. In recent years they have started to dip their shortbread in dark chocolate too. (yeah!)

On our recent trip to Hilo, we made our stop into BIC, it was near closing time so there weren't many people in the store.

I bought some non-dipped shortbread to take back to Japan for my MIL and my host-mom. As well as some other items, one was...their brownies with coconut covered in dark chocolate! (I'll share with you the other item when I eat it!)

8 of these babies for US$10.75 +tax....kind of pricey, but worth every bite and on a humid and hot day like it was yesterday (in some places it was 90F (32C)), it was oozy chocolate finger licking goodness! (Of course, I shared with my mom and dad, so that they could both partake in the indulgence too!)

Have a great weekend!


pandaluvgame said...

I'll have my first trip ever to Hawaii this August..and i'm so happy that i found your blog. :D. Aloha from Cali!!

K and S said...

Hope you have a nice time Pandaluvgame :)

Take care.

rokokforex said...

blog walking my friend..thanx for sharing this tremendous info and have a great weekend :))

Debinhawaii said...

Darn you--now I am craving chocolate in a big way. I think I am lucky I don't get to Hilo very often. I would be tempted to live off of those brownies! ;-)

K and S said...

Thanks for stopping by Rokokforex!

Deb...You know they have an online shop, right?? I AM evil, yeah??

Take care you two.

gyllendogs said...

Found your blog quite randomly and I love it, especially the photos of the food - YUMMY! I have visited Japan 3 time and am planning to visit Hawaii next year. Thanks for sharing.

K and S said...

Thanks for stopping by Gyllendogs! I hope you enjoy your trip to Hawaii :)

Take care.

Anonymous said...

Yummy! I have never tried those, they look so tasty. I've only been to the Big Island twice and each time my friend took me to this place with the best soft serve ice cream. It was a twist with strawberry(?) and vanilla, I can't remember the name of the place...something drive inn(?), Hilo side. But the "twist" portion changes daily, or so I hear...I wasn't there very long.

I'm glad you and your family enjoyed your trip (& got some yummy goodies along with it). Take care!


K and S said...

hmmm never heard of the place with soft serve Anon, will have to check it out the next time I am there.

Take care.