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Candies By Vletas

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1201 N 1st St, Abilene, TX 79601-5701
+1 325-673-2005
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:30
Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Abilene, Texas
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6 reviews
Reviewed 23 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
abilene, tx
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 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
Abilene, Texas
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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 hard to get to them some days. They are definitely worth the effort.

Thank XaniC
Abilene, Texas
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131 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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
Lubbock, Texas
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 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 service was great with some historic building facts thrown in. We will stop by to... More 

Thank BrotherSid
College Station, Texas
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136 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016

I used to buy the frozen chocolate covered grapes for all of my clients on special days of the year. The location is an old train station which is cool, but the chocolates are 5 star quality. You can tell everything is made with love!!

Thank Weazy123
Abilene, Texas
Level Contributor
13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

Yumm. Purchased chocolate covered strawberries for wife and found lots more goodies to. Caramels, etc

Thank gatkins57
Abilene, Texas
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 December 2015

Nice location in old train depot right by downtown Abilene. Good selection & variety of chocolates & candies. Not a restaurant but a candy shop.

Thank BosniaLiz
Arlington, Texas
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101 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2015

This is my go-to place when I'm looking for a special treat for a friend's birthday or as a pick-me-up. You can't beat their chocolate covered strawberries on Valentine's Day or their peanut brittle. About half the time, the workers don't acknowledge me until I'm checking out. Since it's a small shop, I expect a little personalized service. Their treats... More 

Thank 212Poker
Abilene, Texas
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Vletas has a huge assortment of wonderful chocolate and brittle, but my absolute favorite are their chocolate covered Strawberrys and chocolate covered grapes. They will not disappoint! Delicious! You men out there can't go wrong with a gift from here. They do a fabulous job with gift wrapping too!

Thank Debbie S

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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
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Open Hours
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
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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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