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Chocolate Covered Macadamia Nuts

KaimukiMan Jan 3, 2014 06:06 AM

I've never paid much attention before, but since I got a couple of different varieties for Christmas from different people I was wondering if you hounds had a favorite? Mauna Loa? Hawaiian Sun? Hawaiian Host?

Hawaiian Sun are in a paper "cup/shell" that is chocolate filled, covering the nut and giving more chocolate in each piece. They taste darker to me, but maybe thats because there is more chocolate.

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  1. russkar RE: KaimukiMan Jan 3, 2014 06:31 AM

    Hawaiian Host

    1. letsindulge RE: KaimukiMan Jan 3, 2014 03:26 PM

      My current favorite is Mac Farms Kona Coffee Dark Chocolate-covered macadamias. They are individually dipped, and come in a 28 oz. canister. Purchased them at Kahului Costco and recently found them here on the Mainland!

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        itryalot RE: letsindulge Jan 3, 2014 09:16 PM

        Where on the mainland?

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          letsindulge RE: itryalot Jan 3, 2014 10:43 PM

          Costco, specifically Sunnyvale, CA.

      2. kaleokahu RE: KaimukiMan Jan 3, 2014 03:36 PM

        E, KM, Hau'oli Makahiki Hou!

        None of the above. All these use really waxy, melt-resistant chocolate so that visitors don't arrive home with one melted cluster. Mobettahs to coat your own with good chocolate.


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          KaimukiMan RE: kaleokahu Jan 3, 2014 03:59 PM

          LOL, ah, kk you always know how to put a smile on my face. Imma need a stove that works before I go coating macnuts.

          Haoli Makahiki Hou to you as well Kaleo!

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            indelibledotink RE: kaleokahu Jan 3, 2014 09:44 PM

            +1 nix on the waxy chocolate

          2. indelibledotink RE: KaimukiMan Jan 3, 2014 04:40 PM

            i don't know if island princess makes a simple choc covered macnut, but all the goodies i've had from their brand are ono.

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              kathryn RE: indelibledotink Jan 4, 2014 01:39 PM

              Been on the islands for two weeks and can't stop eating the Island Princess Mini Meles!

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                indelibledotink RE: kathryn Jan 4, 2014 02:01 PM

                i love their caramel popcorn with mac nuts and kakimochi! i swear i could eat a whole tub in one sitting.

            2. flylice2x RE: KaimukiMan Jan 4, 2014 02:18 AM

              Hawaiian Host made in Gardena CA

              1. Debbie M RE: KaimukiMan Jan 4, 2014 08:41 PM

                I like Hawaiian Host dark chocolate covered whole macadamias.

                1. indelibledotink RE: KaimukiMan Jan 4, 2014 08:48 PM

                  another brand i love is MAUNA LOA. they do make choc covered mac nuts, but in balls, not bars. they come in blue zip top bags, and i usually get them from longs.

                  i like the choc covered and the choc covered with candy shell. i'm sure any other variation is equally tasty.

                  highly recommend.

                  1. terijoy RE: KaimukiMan Jan 7, 2014 05:35 AM

                    How about Big Island's Donkey Balls?

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                      anniez23 RE: KaimukiMan Feb 8, 2014 05:33 PM

                      Costco Caramel Macadamia nuts are MUCH better than the cara macs that I have gotten in Hawaii. Better taste, sea salt, bigger and more caramel. But I do still love the Mauna Loa Chocolate Toffee Covered Mac Nuts!

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