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Candies By Vletas

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1201 N 1st St, Abilene, TX 79601-5701
+1 325-673-2005
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good11%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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1201 N 1st St, Abilene, TX 79601-5701
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

I do t eat a lot of sweets, but I do love the dark chocolates that Candies by Vletas makes. They are great gifts too!

Thank SurfartistCR
Reviewed 24 March 2018

I'm a bit picky about my chocolate, but thought this place offered some great choices. It's right across the National Museum for Children's Illustrators, so very convenient. A variety of chocolate covered delights awaits you. They do not make their own chocolate convection, but use...More

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Started our tour of the storybook statues here by getting a drink and snack for the walk and came back for more! The chocolate is excellent and the gentleman there gave us great tips about the town and things to do. Thanks!

Thank Malxx
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Famous around Texas, Abilene's own Vletas candy store is a musts for residents and visitors. They don't skimp on quality...or prices...but the quality makes the price worth it. Absolutely delicious and perfect for a break as you're touring downtown Abilene.

Thank BrandonScott7
Reviewed 28 July 2017

I had never heard of Vletas. My daughter goes to school at HSU and she said mom everybody said we have to stop there because their chocolate is the best. So we stopped and they were correct. I couldn't make up my mind what to...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2016

All chocolates and candies are professionally wrapped and presented. Vletas also mails you gift. These treats are fabulous and will make you want to order or purchase in person to sample new treats.

Thank Paula B
Reviewed 11 August 2016

This is a favorite spot when family and friends come to visit. Don't miss the dark chocolate sea salt caramels. Total yummy-ness!

Thank jodan108
Reviewed 12 June 2016

Their selection of chocolates is outstanding, as are the chocolates themselves. Stopped in after a downtown walkabout to find the statues with visiting family and everyone found something exciting to try. The only reason they don't get 5 stars is their hours. It can be...More

Thank XaniC
Reviewed 26 May 2016

The chocolate is THE BEST! If you're a local, or visiting Abilene, you must go! Makes great gifts. Located in a historic building, downtown Abilene. Family recipes used for generations! Friendly staff. Worth every penny..it's delicious!

Thank Teri B
Reviewed 19 May 2016

This is a candy shop of decadent goodies! Stopped by here after lunch at Cypress Street Cafe for something sweet. Bought my Mom and Wife some said goodies and myself the peanut butter cups. Premium candies are by far better than store milk chocolates. The...More

Thank BrotherSid
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Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
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Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1201 N 1st St, Abilene, TX 79601-5701
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Abilene
  • Phone Number: +1 325-673-2005
With over 100 years of candy making experience, Candies by Vletas is a local Abilene Tx tradition. Established in 1912 by the Vletas brothers who immigrated from Greece, this candy company is now owned by Pam McCombs who uses the original recipes and techniques to create the homemade candy. Well known for our yummy confections such as hand dipped chocolates, chewy pralines (served at George W. Bush's Inaugural Dinner), crunchy nut brittle, chocolate covered strawberries and decadent truffles, we also offer a line of sugar-free candies. All candies made in store contain no preservatives and are hand-dipped using techniques handed down from the original generation of Vletas. We use special blends of milk, dark and white chocolates when making chocolate-dipped nuts, cremes and in-season strawberries, grapes, apricots and cranberries. Then, a large variety of fudge, truffles and chocolate-covered Oreos complete a chocolate-lover's dream. Located in the historic train depot in downtown Abilene, Candies by Vletas is open daily (closed on Sunday) and offers free samples to help you make up your mind. Gift baskets and tins are available for Christmas, Easter, and Valentine's Day or for any special occasion to send your loved-ones or business associates a little bit of homemade Texas. We ship, and request Christmas orders by the 1st week of December.
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