Hawaiian Candies & Nuts, Ltd.

Posted on Feb 1, 2013 in SOQ Companies

Hawaiian Candies & Nuts, Ltd.
707-A Waiakamilo Road
Honolulu, HI  96817

Contact: Neal Arakaki, President
Phone: (808) 841-3344
Fax: (808) 841-2551
E-mail: neal@menehunemac.com
Website: www.menehunemac.com


Hawaiian Candies & Nuts, also known as Menehune Mac, maintains the traditional handmade chocolate system that was first used to create the macadamia nut chocolate product over 80 years ago. According to the Hawaiian Historical Society, Hawaiian Candies & Nuts is the oldest active chocolate company in Hawaii with direct operations dating back to 1939. Neal Arakaki, President, proudly says, “We are also the undisputed leader in new product development for Hawaiian macadamia nut confectionary with an ever growing line of unique products. We have over 300 items in our repertoire.”

At their factory store in Kalihi, customers can sample and see how Hawaiian Candies & Nuts manufacture their full line of chocolate covered macadamia nuts using the finest quality Hawaii-grown macadamia nuts all the time. Neal also says, “Quality encompasses several aspects of food production. Sanitaion, Quality Control systems, good tasting product, and attractive packaging that also adhere to sanitation and barrier control issues. All of these equate to customer satisfaction.”

SOQ certified macadamia nut chocolates are available in: Wholes & Halves, Cluster, Dark Chocolate, Kona Coffee Milk Chocolate, Sugar Free Dark Chocolate, Pineapple Snow and Matcha. In addition to Menehune Mac, their own brand, Hawaiian Candies & Nuts provides products for Neiman Marcus, Prker Ranch, Halekulani Hotel, Hawaii Prince Hotel, Outrigger Hotels for their private labels, party favors, weddings, and custom corporate gifts.

Their gift baskets are very popular among tourists and local residents especially during holiday seasons. You can order either online, at the factory store, or at their seasonal stores in the major shopping malls of Honolulu.