Most People Have No Idea Hawaii's Best Candy Shop Is Hiding Inside An Unassuming Warehouse
By Megan Shute|Published September 16, 2016
With more than 10 years of experience as a professional writer, Megan holds a degree in Mass Media from her home state of Minnesota. After college, she chose to trade in her winter boots for slippahs and moved to the beautiful island of Oahu, where she has been living for more than five years. She lives on the west side but is constantly taking mini-road trips across the island and visits the neighboring islands whenever she can getaway. She loves hiking, snorkeling, locally-grown coffee, and finding the best acai bowl on Oahu.
While the Hawaiian Islands are certainly home to some big names in candy – Big Island Candies, Hawaiian Host and Honolulu Chocolate Company, just to name a few – there is a little-known candy shop that blows all these brands out of the water. Located off Dillingham Boulevard near Honolulu Community College is Nisshodo Candy Store, an intimate, hole-in-the-wall shop that has been specializing in Japanese candy for more than 90 years – and has even received attention from the Food Network as the best candy shop in Hawaii.