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  • January 21, 2016

    Last Hawaiian Sugar Mill Shutting Down

    Waialua Sugar Mill   Alexander & Baldwin announced this month that they would be shutting down the last working sugar mill in Hawaii. They blamed the closing of the Maui facility on a $30 million loss last year, but some...

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  • The Keauhou Store - A Little Slice of History
    December 24, 2015

    The Keauhou Store - A Little Slice of History

    I love country general stores. When you walk in, you know that you're experiencing a little slice of history. They're getting harder and harder to find as our neighborhoods get filled with superstores like Walmart and Target, so it was...

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  • Li Hing Mui, The Traveling Plum
    December 17, 2015

    Li Hing Mui, The Traveling Plum

      Most of us have eaten Li Hing Mui all our lives, but have you ever wondered just how it got its name? It’s the phonetic pronunciation of the Chinese characters 旅行梅 (leoi5 hang4 mui4), and its literal translation is...

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  • Eat An Umeboshi A Day, Keep the Doctor Away
    December 10, 2015

    Eat An Umeboshi A Day, Keep the Doctor Away

    If you grew up with a Japanese grandma like I did, then you were probably force fed Okayu (rice congee) with ume whenever you were sick or had an upset stomach. In Asia, rice congee is like the equivalent of chicken...

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  • How Chocolate Covered Macadamia Nuts Are Made
    December 3, 2015

    How Chocolate Covered Macadamia Nuts Are Made

    Have you ever wondered how chocolate covered macadamia nuts are made? If so, check out this video from Hawaiian Host Chocolates. It gives a short history of the macadamia nut and shows step by step how these delicious candies get...

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  • November 20, 2015

    Live Long and Prosper by Drinking Coffee

      Sometimes the only thing that motivates me to wake up in the morning is the promise of a steaming hot cup of coffee. That first warming sip of delicious goodness takes the sleep out of my eyes and flips...

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  • Homesick Hawaiians
    October 23, 2015

    Homesick Hawaiians

    The first time I moved away from Hawaii to go to school, I packed mostly clothes, books, and shoes. The second time I moved away, I packed the same things but also knew to include things like Kona coffee, Hawaiian...

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  • Maffles - A Unique Hawaiian Creation
    October 16, 2015

    Maffles - A Unique Hawaiian Creation

      Maffles! Bringing together the deliciousness of mochi and waffles. If you’re as obsessed with breakfast as I am, you’ll love this unique Hawaiian creation. And who says you only have to eat them in the morning? These sweet, delicious...

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  • October 8, 2015

    Aloha and Mahalo!

    We are still updating and adding products daily. Please bear with us as we continue to improve our website. If there are any products you wish we offered, just let us know. We know what it's like to desperately need...

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