Hawaii Island Gourmet Ulu (Breadfruit) Chips

Breadfruit chips

Update: Our ulu chips are made and now available for purchase from our 717 Manono St. Gift Shop and at our online store at the following link: Ulu Chips

It’s ulu (breadfruit)  season again here in Hawaii. We have been getting requests for ulu chips all year and the time is almost here. We will be making our first batch of ulu chips this week and will be posting to our Facebook Page as soon as the chips are ready and in our gift shop. Please join and like our Facebook page to make sure you get the update.

ulu breadfruit

Breadfruit makes great chips that have a very distinct taste. They are similar to a potato chip, but also have a bread-like aroma and taste.

Breadfruit Slices

Called “ulu” here in Hawaii, it is a starch based fruit that is part of the Fig family. Breadfruit grows on trees which can reach 40-60 feet tall and a similar width. The fruit of the tree is usually round, oval or oblong and can weigh over 10 pounds each.

Breadfruit ulu chips cooking

One of the most impressive things about ulu trees is that each tree can produce a large amount of fruit. A single tree can produce 200 or more grapefruit sized fruits per season. While not all trees will produce this much, and not all fruit will grow to full size, this give a potential output of over 2000 pounds of fruit per tree. It’s one of the reasons that breadfruit is being cultivated around the world to help end hunger.

Breadfruit chips ulu chips

Stop by our gift shop and give our ulu chips a try. You won’t be disappointed. We are located at 717 Manono St. Hilo, HI 96720 or give us a call: 808-969-9600.

You can also visit our online store to see our full line of products: Hawaii Island Gourmet

The following links have more information on breadfruit:

http://ntbg.org/breadfruit/breadfruit/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breadfruit

 

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July 4th Sweet Potato Chips Sale

Sweet potato chips

July 4th is just around the corner. Are you looking for that perfect party snack that is both unique and local? We can help.

Our sweet potato chips are both grown and made right here on the Big Island of Hawaii. In fact, we are the first chip company in Hawaii and have been making our chips here in Hawaii since 1936!

To celebrate the 4th of July, we are running a special on our sweet potato chips from now through July 4th. Buy three 4oz bags of sweet potato chips and get the 4th bag for free. That’s a $5 value!

Not only is this a great deal, but you are helping to support the local community and farmers in Hawaii. In addition, our chips are healthier because they are made fresh with the best produce. We don’t use any additional additives or preservatives. Just delicious, premium sweet potatoes.

This offer is only available through our 717 Manono St. Gift Shop.

Not in the area? Give us a call at 808-969-9600 and we will be happy to ship it to you.

Please check out our online store to see our other delicious products.

We look forward to seeing you soon!