Texas Forts Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Abilene: Candies by Vletas

In 1912, Nick and George Vletas immigrated from Greece and established a candy business in Abilene, Texas.  Today, "Candies by Vletas" is located in the historic R.E.A. Baggage Depot. Through two world wars , the depression and the roller coaster ride known as the oil boom, the Vletas' secrets of fine candy making was handed down from generation to generation. Today, Vletas candies are nationally recognized as high-quality confectioners. Their products contain no preservatives and are hand-dipped using traditional candy-making techniques. Special blends of milk, dark and white chocolates are used in making chocolate-dipped nuts, cremes and in-season strawberries, grapes, apricots and cranberries. A wide variety of fudge, truffles and chocolate-covered Oreos complete a chocolate-lover's dream. For those on a restrictive diet, Candies by Vletas has a large selection of sugar-free confections. 


  • 1201 North First Street
  • Abilene, Texas
  • 79601


Hours & Fees

  • Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Free