Taste of Hawaii: Must Have Snacks

Across the Hawaiian Islands, we’re known for unique ingredients and world-class foods that you can’t find anywhere else in the world! From locally grown cacao to endemic plants like mamaki, our Hawai‘i makers are able to craft high quality products using these ingredients that showcase what really make our islands special. Explore some of these must-have Hawai‘i snacks you’ll want to snag for yourself or to send to loved ones across the world. Shop our collection of Hawaiian food products to get a taste of Hawai’i!

1. Island Harvest - Organic Macadamias with Sea Salt

Did you know most of the world’s macadamia nuts are grown on the Big Island of Hawai’i? If you’re looking to send a taste of Hawai’ito friends and family, you’ll want to try Island Harvest’s Organic Macadamias with Sea Salt. Plus, these are perfect for any keto or paleo diet!

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2. Island Harvest - Organic Macadamias with Sea Salt

Looking to tasteHawaiian food in Hawai’i? ‘Ulu (Hawaiian breadfruit) is one of the canoe crops that Polynesians brought with them on their journey to the Hawaiian Islands. It became a traditional Hawaiian food, and these days ‘Ulu Mana puts a modern twist on this starchy fruit by turning it into a healthy alternative to potato chips – Garlic and Sea Salt is their best-selling flavor! You can also find ‘Ulu Mana at many Hawaiian Food Festivals like Made in Hawai’i!

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3. Pono Potions - Ali'i Lavender Syrup

Sourced from the countryside of Kula on the island of  Maui, Pono Potions’ Ali’i Lavender Syrup offers the sweet floral essence of lavender that can be added to any cocktail, latte or even in baked goods. Also, if you’re on O‘ahu, you’ll want to check out their storefront, Pō’ai located in Chinatown or follow them to Hawaiian food events, where you can experience a taste of their artisanal syrups in handcrafted beverages.

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4. Kaimana Jerky - Tuna Jerky Sampler 5 Pack 

Here’s a grab-and-go snack that will definitely fill you up for any island adventure! Kaimana Jerky’s sampler pack of ahi jerky is the ultimatetaste of Hawai’iwith local flavors like teriyaki and lemon salt. Fuel your body up with a healthy and sustainable treat!

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5. 'Ohana Nui - Li Hing Pineapple Macadamia Nut Cookies 

The cookie craze is real! ‘Ohana Nui’s Li Hing Pineapple Macadamia Nut Cookies will be like no other cookie you’ve tasted before! Imagine the local flavors of Hawai’i all combined into one sweet treat! From the tartness of li hing mui to the candied sweetness of pineapple all mixed with the crunchy-nuttiness of macadamia nuts - it’s great as omiyage (gifts) for friends and family on the mainland who want to experience unique taste of Hawai’i! 

Li Hing Pineapple Macadamia Butter Cookie – Ohana Nui

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6. Mānoa Chocolate - Three Bar Set 

Mānoa Chocolate is a Kailua-based bean-to-bar factory that uses locally sourced cacao from the Hawaiian Islands to create its craft chocolate (it is the largest chocolate manufacturer in Hawai’i)! Try their Three Bar Set which includes a Hawai’i Island Milk Bar 50%, Breakfast Bar 60%, and Ali’i Kula Lavender Bar 60%. You’ll be able to taste the flavors of our islands in each of these bars!

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7. Tea Chest - Lemon Mamaki Whole Leaf Tin 

Want a taste of Hawai’i?Mamaki is anothertraditional Hawaiian food that is endemic to our Islands! If you want to try this one-of-a-kind tropical Hawaiian plant, Tea Chest offers a Lemon Mamaki Whole Leaf Tin Tea. Not only is it organically grown on the Big Island of Hawai’i, but it’s also caffeine-free.

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8. Banan - Macadamia Nut Honey Butter 

Looking to try the best food in Hawai’i?Whether you’re a local or visitor, you’re probably familiar with Banán, a local company turning local bananas into dairy-free soft serve. You can find them anywhere from Waikiki to Kailua, plus Olympic gold winner, Carissa Moore is a fan! You can find one of their fan favorite toppings, Macadamia Nut Butter, right here at House of Mana Up. Enjoy it on homemade acai bowls, toast, or even by the spoonful. 

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9. Pawniolo Pets - Beef Green Tripe Treats 

Your fur baby needs treats too! Pawniolo Pets makes all their treats preservative free like their Beef Green Tripe Treats. You can feel safe knowing that your dog is enjoying locally raised and grass-fed animal products from the Big Island of Hawai’i!

Pawniolo Pets ⋆ Big Island Made

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