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Hawaii Style Lemonade for the Summer

It’s Summer in Hawaii!

Time for a refreshing tropical treat. 

Lemonade Hawaii Style!

Fresh, refreshing, and full of the flavors of Hawaii!

 

Lemonade reminds us all of summer.  Summer in Hawaii is amazing. The colors are bright and intense. The tradewinds refreshing and appreciated.  Summer here inspired us to create a special Hawaiian version of lemonade for you to enjoy. Made from fresh squeezed lemon juice, pink guava (a beautiful summer fruit), and lots of strawberries, blended together to create a sweet, tangy, refreshing, and very Hawaiian version of a classic. Available at our Popiu store but only for a limited time.

Healthy Chocolate – There is such a thing and we have it in both our stores!

We are always on the lookout for new products for our stores. We will not put just any product on our shelves however. We have very high standards for taste, ingredients, and each product we select has to have some unique or special characteristics. The products we feature in our store have to be all natural, no preservatives or additives, and most importantly, must taste wonderful. We are proud to introduce our newest retail product.
Living Goodies

Living Goodies is a Kauai based family owned and operated company. They purchase cacao from some of the finest growers in the world, including Hawaii, and stone-grind it with whole coconut meat, not powder or milk, ensuring their chocolates are full flavor and thanks to the use of Coconut Crystals as their sweetener, are healthy and even low carb. Their chocolates contain no cane sugar. a nutritional richness.

According to the Philippine Coconut Authority, The Glycemic Index of coconut sugar is 35 and is classified as a low glycemic index food which means it can be eaten by those who need to watch their blood sugar levels. Besides the possible benefits related to their products not containing refined sugar, they also are Vegan friendly, and delicious. One of the best chocolates we have tried recently. Even if you do not care about sugar levels or Vegan friendly products, you should try these bars. They are flavorful with a wonderful creamy mouth feel. Made with organic, fair trade, and all natural ingredients, these are for chocolate lovers and their friends!.

Freshly baked pastries and Hawaiian Coffees

Our new Anchor Cove location features a full coffee bar. Each day we feature a unique coffee grown, harvested, and roasted within the state of Hawaii. We feature coffees from each island available by the cup or to purchase by the bag. We have a full range of espresso drinks, freshly brewed coffees, tropical teas, and frozen blended drinks.

Freshly Baked Pastries

Our locally baked products are ready for you to enjoy.


We also feature freshly baked muffins, scones, cookies, gluten free coffee cakes, and more. These pastries are made locally with Aloha by Passion Bakery which we feel is the best bakery on Kauai. All natural and organic ingredients as well as local fruits and other ingredients are used to make these wonderful creations. We feature savory and sweet options. We also have two types of oatmeal for a healthier option for breakfast.

How to Make Chocolates at Home

Part One of our Series: Homemade Chocolate is the Best Chocolate

We love chocolate. I mean really love chocolate. In our store, we make chocolates on a regular basis and we try to find unique flavor combinations and ingredients to combine into something wonderful. Not all of our attempts of course succeed, but with each attempt we learn something that allows us to make our next experiment succeed. Failure in the kitchen can be as informative and educational as each success.

What we plan to do over the next few months is provide a basic primer and introduction into chocolate making that we hope will allow you to experiment and enjoy the process of working with the “Food of the Gods”.
Our first post is all about choosing what chocolate to use. The first and most important part of making any food product is choosing the right ingredients. This is especially true when working with chocolate as not all chocolates have the same quality, flavor profile, and can be used for all applications of chocolate making. Here are some tips or suggestions for how to choose chocolate to use at home.

Hula Baby Biscotti

Another Great Hawaii Made Product

We are proud to announce a special addition to our Hawaii Made product line. In this case, Hula Baby Biscotti is made right here on Kauai. Hula Baby developed their own Biscotti recipes featuring the flavors of Kauai. Their yummy cookies are hand made in small batches to ensure freshness. We believe these are the best Biscotti we have ever tried. As part of our commitment to building a sustainable island economy on Kauai, we love to find and feature other businesses who are like minded. We will continue to feature locally made high quality products in our Hawaii Made collection like Hula Baby Biscotti.

Butter Rum Caramel Honu

A Delicious New Kauai Product

We love the combination of caramel and chocolate. Caramel is one of our favorite items to make as well. We love the simple and all natural ingredients, the method for cooking the caramel and the flavors and aroma that comes from inside the kitchen as it is being cooked.

"Honus on the loose"

Honus on the Loose!

One of the most popular sea creatures in Hawaii is our sea turtles. Called Honus, they are one of the most enduring and talked about symbols of our islands. When on the beach, very few things seem to generate as much excitement as when someone spots a Honu moving around a bay. They are beautiful and peaceful creatures.

We have started to make, by hand, our special version of the popular chocolate turtles. Our version, called Honu, is made with our own butter rum caramel, Hawaiian grown Macadamia nuts, and our exclusive blend of dark or milk chocolate. Since we always use local ingredients first, the butter rum Caramel is made using rum produced by the Koloa Rum Company.

Kauai Farmers Markets – Sunshine Markets

Eat local – for many more reasons than you think!

Sugarloaf Pineapple

When anticipating your visit to Kauai, Hawaii what images some to mind? Surely beaches, green jagged peaks perhaps, tropical flowers, the aroma floating through the air, and to many like us, wonderful fruits, coffee, chocolate, fish, and other Hawaiian grown food products. Hawaii is not only a paradise for those seeking relaxation and sun, but for those who believe the food and the way it is grown and made helps you to understand the culture of the place you are visiting.

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