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Big Island Delights Chocolate Dipped macadamia nut shortbread. Nom nom nom

Big Island Delights Chocolate Dipped macadamia nut shortbread. Nom nom nom

Okinawan sweet potato Haupia bar w/ coconut crust from Coffee Gallery in Haleiwa on the North Shore, Hi

Okinawan sweet potato Haupia bar w/ coconut crust from Coffee Gallery in Haleiwa on the North Shore, Hi

also got this is hawaii pineapple syrup YUM!

Pineapple Syrup makes your breakfast so Hawaiian!

If you want to enjoy some local delicacies, take a trip over to Hawaii, mosie on over to the rocks, grab some opihi, slurp the little suckers down with a splash of tobasco and a cold beer.  Mmmmm...mmm.

If you want to enjoy some local delicacies, take a trip over to Hawaii, mosie on over to the rocks, grab some opihi, slurp the little suckers down with a splash of tobasco and a cold beer.

Aerial view of Kamuela Airport, Hawaii Island.

Aerial view of Kamuela Airport, Hawaii Island.

Adam visits Helena's Hawaiian Food in Honolulu for their succulent island eats.

Adam visits beautiful Honolulu, HI, for traditional eats like pipikaula short rib and the Loco Moco, a burger dish topped with fried eggs and gravy.

Bee Stings aka Bienenstick Cake - A German version of baked doughnuts – they’re “sweet and tender brioche-style buns filled with pastry cream and then dipped in honey caramel and sprinkled with toasted almonds.”

Bee Stings aka Bienenstick Cake - A German version of baked doughnuts – they’re “sweet and tender brioche-style buns filled with pastry cream and then dipped in honey caramel and sprinkled with toasted almonds.

Chinese BBQ Pork Buns (cha siu bao)

Chinese BBQ Pork Buns (Baked Cha Siu Bao)

Chinese BBQ pork buns or cha siu bao are filled with a savory, slightly sweet filling of cha siu roast pork. BBQ pork buns are a Chinese bakery favorite!

Big Island Candies is renowned for their shortbread.  My favorites are the Caramel & Chocolate covered shortbread, as well as Lemon Shortbread.  I also enjoy some of their other treats like the Lavender Cookies, Shiso & Ume Mika Mint as well as their Chili Chocolate Toffee. Yuuum ~

See 254 photos and 30 tips from 1946 visitors to Big Island Candies. "Best known for their hand-dipped chocolate shortbread cookies.

Flavors of Hawai'i - oh how I miss my saimin!  Saimin:  Wonton, BBQ Pork; Noodles, Kamabuko; 1/2 boiled egg;  veggies; green onions  he is eating with dry mustard and soy sauce

Flavors of Hawai'i - oh how I miss my saimin! green onions he is eating with dry mustard and soy sauce

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Lilikoi (passionfruit) Chiffon Pie, a specialty on the island of Kauai.

Frosty copycat recipe

Homemade "Wendy's Frosty"

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