King's Hawaiian Bread in Toronto?
I am searching for that sweet chewiness of King's Hawaiian bread and I was wondering if anyone has seen it for sale in Toronto? I know that it's a riff on Portuguese bread and challah, but not quite the same. I ate a Guava flavoured version on the islands as well (kind of a weird grey purple but yum). You can buy it in NYC, but I haven't been able to track it down here.
If you cross-border shop, you'll find it in Niagara Falls and Buffalo, NY at both Tops and occasionally at Aldi (I don't think I've seen it at Wegmans). If you're at Tops, note that they often put the King's Hawaiian bread in the deli/take-out area (where they have the Buffalo wings) and not in the regular bakery area. Don't know why.
My wife loves this stuff and we usually stock up and put some in the freezer. If you need your "fix" and want to find something very similar, look for Pandesal (Philippine dinner rolls) in Asian markets.
Thanks Tex. I followed up your tip and found purple taro rolls today in FV Foods on St. Clair W. - Ube bread. They also had an interesting selection of hot Filipino food to go, and a huge selection of intriguing breads and baked things. Not quite the same taste and chewy texture but delicious.