Though many would typically associate Hawaii for its natural offering of one of a kind travel locales and broad cultural export, an underappreciated segment of its local culinary tradition is found in its wide array of snack foods, which stimulate and satisfy the most immediate of our cravings unlike any other. Today, we take a look at some of the most beloved among local islanders (it's okay, we still love you Mauna Loa).
Aloha Maid & Hawaiian Sun
Up first is none other than Aloha Maid & Hawaiian Sun. Though two separate brands of tropical flavored beverages, many would consider them tied at the hip. With Hawaiian Sun featuring such flavors as Passion Orange & Lilikoi Lychee, and Aloha Maid featuring ones such as Strawberry Guava & Guava Nectar, the two brands are iconic among islanders & non-islanders. And, the two were the biggest influences for the creation of Aloha Sun!
Hurricane Popcorn offers a range of unique and delicious snacks inspired by the flavors of the Hawaiian islands. Their product line includes innovative variations of popcorn such as Mochi Crunch & Nori, combining the popular Japanese rice snack with seaweed, as well as bold options like Kim Chee, packing a spicy and tangy punch. Additionally, they offer a more savory option of Sour Cream & Chives with Nori, providing a blend of creamy and umami flavors. With these island-inspired twists, Hurricane Popcorn offers an exciting and flavorful snacking experience.
Maui Style Potato Chips
Maui Style offers a wide range of delicious kettle-style potato chip flavors. Their product lineup includes popular flavors like Maui Onion, Luau BBQ, and the unique and spicy "Hulapeno." With their distinct taste and crispiness, Maui Style chips are a delightful treat that capture the essence of island flavors.
Noms Gummies offers a fun range of gummies with an island twist. Their spunky mix of fruity flavors, including Li Hing and Lemon Peel, adds a unique touch to classic gummy candies like bears, worms, and Nerds-inspired gummies. Each bite is a tropical burst of sweet & tangy deliciousness that transports you to the sunny shores of Hawaii.
Royal Kona Coffee
Royal Kona Coffee is a locally farmed coffee that is renowned for its balanced flavor and sweet notes. Grown on the Big Island of Hawaii, it is carefully cultivated and handpicked to ensure premium quality. With its unique blend of mild acidity and smooth body, Royal Kona Coffee offers a pleasurable and satisfying cup that rivals the beans of any other land.
Tomoe is a beloved local Hawaiian snack brand that has gained popularity for its delicious line of rice crackers. Whether enjoyed by locals or tourists, Tomoe's rice crackers, typically with Sakura Arare flavoring are a must-try for those seeking a taste of the authentic Hawaiian snack experience.