Thursday, January 20, 2011

Hawaiian Host Dark Chocolate Macadamias

Hawaiian Host Dark Chocolate MacadamiasHawaiian Host is one of the better known macadamia nut companies in Hawaii (the other would be Mauna Loa, which is now owned by Hershey’s). They make a variety of macadamia products, including the best iteration possible, the Hawaiian Host Dark Chocolate Whole Macadamias. Hawaiian Host even says that they invented the chocolate covered macadamia nut, though I’d say it was an inevitable thing like radio, skateboards and hot cocoa mix.

Macadamias were known as the premium nut when I was a kid. The most expensive, the most exotic and the most decadent. (And probably the most fattening.) I have to say that I never really cared that much for them. I’d treasure them when I’d have them, but I never went out of my way to request them or acquire them.

They come in a little, single serve package that holds two chocolate covered macadamias. It weighs only .74 ounces and at about a buck a package, that’s a bit on the expensive side, but it also keeps you from eating too many and there’s only 110 calories in the package.

Hawaiian Host Dark Chocolate Macadamias

The nuts are big and generously coated with dark chocolate. They’re about 1.25 inches around at the base. It smells like dark, rich hot chocolate.

The macadamias are fresh. They’re crunchy, crispy and have a light coconut and pine nut flavor to them. The chocolate is rich but a little chalky in flavor but not texture, it’s hard to describe, but it had a powdery note to it, like the difference between cocoa and chocolate. It’s not particular dark but also not overly sweet or sticky. It strikes the right note and ratio with the nuts.

They’re little bites of Hawaii. A fun little treat and a lovely gift to bring back to your dog sitter or coworkers.

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Name: Dark Chocolate Macadamias
Brand: Hawaiian Host
Place Purchased: gift
Price: $1.00 retail
Calories per ounce: 149
Categories: Candy, Hawaiian Host, Chocolate, Nuts, 7-Worth It, United States

POSTED BY Cybele AT 2:36 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyReviewHawaiian HostChocolateNuts7-Worth ItUnited States

  1. the classic combo is grate, but the chocolate is 50% of the equation and it seems to fail. nothing worse than an overly sweet,chalky flavor. there also seems to be too much.

    the candy crusader

    Comment by Candy crusader on 1/20/11 at 10:44 pm #
  2. Macadamia nuts are one of life’s true pleasures.  I thought the Mauna Loas were ok.  I’ll have to pick up some of these.

    Comment by Steve on 1/21/11 at 9:38 pm #
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