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Breadfruit Chips (Hawaii Island Ulu Chips)

Breadfruit Chips (Hawaii Island Ulu Chips)

Breadfruit, or ulu as it is called in Hawaii, is now in full season. Hawaii Island Gourmet has been busy turning all of that breadfruit into delicious breadfruit chips (ulu chips). We now have breadfruit chips in stock and have added them to our online […]




Hawaii Island Gourmet Ulu (Breadfruit) Chips

Hawaii Island Gourmet Ulu (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 […]




Sweet Potato Chips Grown and Made in Hawaii

Sweet Potato Chips Grown and Made in Hawaii

Sweet Potato Chips Bag

Hawaii Island Gourmet and Atebara Chips has been making chips locally here in Hawaii since 1936. We are Hawaii’s first chip company and are also responsible for producing the first Taro Chip (a smart business decision by the the company founder, Mr. Atebara, when all of the potatoes disappeared due to WWII). We began making sweet potato chips soon after.

Local Sweet Potato Field

Over the years we have always focused on being local and sustainable. Our methods in dealing local  help support our community and farmers, and are also responsible for the freshness and delicious quality of our chips. Today, I would like to explain this process by introducing you to one of our sweet potato farmers, Tom.

Big Island Sweet Potato Farmer Tom

Tom (in the picture above with Hawaii Island Gourmet Manager, Avis) and his family have been farming here on the Big Island for over 6 years. His company, Big Island Ag Products LLC primarily grows sweet potatoes and ginger. When I ask him what he likes about farming he states, “Our family loves farming. The thought of growing something that people like is just fantastic.”

Tom’s love of farming produces great sweet potatoes. The first important step in delicious sweet potato chips.

The second step is to make sure that the sweet potatoes are as fresh as possible. We work with Tom on a weekly basis so that his delicious sweet potatoes are brought to our shop as soon as they are pulled from the ground.

Picking the best sweet potatoes

Once they are pulled, they also have a very short trip. Tom’s farm is located just 20 minutes from our factory.

Our sweet potato “cookings” are scheduled with Tom’s deliveries to create the freshest sweet potato chips. We begin turning sweet potatoes into sweet potato chips when the sweet potatoes are the freshest. The final step.

Big Island Sweet Potato

The ability to go from farm to factory in the same day has two great outcomes.

  • The freshest sweet potatoes make the best tasting chips.
  • Our chips don’t require any additives or preservatives, making them a healthier choice.

Sweet potato chips

Our relationship with Tom and our “Farm to Factory” process allows our chips to be fresher, better tasting and more healthy.

We are proud to support our community by making our sweet potato chips and taro chips from locally farmed produce.

Give our locally made chips a try and taste the difference.

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July 4th Sweet Potato Chips Sale

July 4th Sweet Potato Chips Sale

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 […]




Two Weeks to Christmas

Two Weeks to Christmas

The lights are hung, the trees are up and now we are officially just two weeks away from Christmas. Don’t worry, there is still time to find that perfect gift! While most stores are now starting to clearance their Christmas decorations, Hawaii Island Gourmet is […]




Hawaii Island Gourmet 4th of July Special

Hawaii Island Gourmet 4th of July Special

Hawaii Island Gourmet Chips (taro, potato, Sweet potato)

 

To celebrate this 4th of of July, Hawaii Island Gourmet is offering a special at our Hilo, Hawaii shop. Through July 5th, buy any 4-4oz bags of chips and get the 5th one for free. It’s a great value

It’s a perfect chance to try the original Atebara’s Chips (the first chips in Hawaii), our Sweet Potato Chips, and our Taro Chips. We also have two unique flavors: Furikake Potato Chips and Ginger & Garlic Sweet Potato Chips. Try them all!

Happy 4th of July from all of us here at Hawaii Island Gourmet and Atebara Chips.

The Hawaii Island Gourmet shop will be closed on July 4th and will reopen on July 5th with regular business hours.

Hawaiian Made Taro Chips

Hawaiian Made Taro Chips

Who would have thought to make taro chips when everyone else was already making potato chips? While it is becoming more common today, using taro or sweet potatoes to make chips required a bit of ingenuity and some special circumstances. It’s actually quite an interesting […]




Hawaii Island Taro Chips

Hawaii Island Taro Chips

Hawaii Island Gourmet has been making chips since 1936. The founder of the company, Mr. Atebara found a chip making machine in a magazine, and without any experience, purchased it and started the first chip company in Hawaii. Like everyone else at that time, he […]




Hawaii Island Gourmet’s Ginger Taro Cookies

Hawaii Island Gourmet’s Ginger Taro Cookies

Ginger Taro Cookie

These ginger taro cookies are made using locally grown ingredients (taro and ginger) and are of course made at our kitchen here in Hilo, Hawaii.

There are a lot of cookies around, but taro cookies are  something that are a little more rare. Because of the taro in the cookie, you get a much different texture than you do from a traditional cookie. The taro makes the cookie much more crunchy, which in turn, makes it perfect for tea or coffee.

As always, you can find them here in our store (717 Manano St, Hilo, HI 96720) or you can purchase them from our online store: Hawaii Island Gourmet. While you are here, be sure to pick up some of our Hawaii grown and made taro chips!

Ginger Taro Cookie on Rack

Taro Chip and Potato Chip Cookies

Taro Chip and Potato Chip Cookies

  Fresh and hot out of the oven, Hawaiian Island Gourmet cookies are more than just cookies. To give them that something extra, we take our hand-made shortbread cookie batter, and add pieces of our potato chips (above) and our taro chips (below). This gives […]




Atebara’s 75th Anniversary

The Atebara Chip Company – Hawai’i Island Gourmet Proud to Be Hawaii’s First Chip Company!  Click on the Following Links     Atebara’s Sweetheart’s Giveaway   Made in Hawaii Gift Baskets ~New Local Kine  Chips~




Handmade

Handmade

Hawaii Island Gourmet Products - Gourmet Cookies
Hawaii Island Gourmet Cookies

We are Proud to Celebrate 75 Years of Making

Unique, Hand-Made, Island Inspired, Gourmet

Chips Cookies & Candies in Hilo Hawai’i

 

What Makes Hawai’i Island Gourmet Products Special?

 

1.) We Use the Finest Gourmet & Island Grown Ingredients

2.) Our Products are Hand Crafted and Hand Packaged with Great Care

3.) Gourmet Chips are Incorporated into Many of Our Cookies & Candies

4.) This Line of All Natural Gourmet Products is High Quality & Affordable

5.) We Provide Donations & Fundraisers to  Schools & Organizations

 

Fundraising

Fundraising

  We Support the Local Community by Helping Your Org. Raise Funds Selling Healthy & Sustainable Gourmet Products   * Simple * Unique * Profitable * Fun *   How Does it Work?




Famous Chips

Famous Chips

Kettle Cooked to Perfection! These gourmet chips are light, crispy and bursting with flavor.  Atebara’s irresistible variety of Original Potato, Taro, and Sweet Potato chips bring the exotic flavors of Hawai’i Island to life.  All chips are handmade in Hilo Hawai’i using all natural ingredients […]




Gourmet Cookies

Gourmet Cookies

Scrumptious Island Shortbreads!

Gourmet Gifts from Hawaii - Green Tea Cookie

Hawaii Island Gourmet Green Tea Cookie

Hawai’i Island Gourmet cookies are exquisite and bring out the freshest Island flavors.  From our signature Taro Cookies to our unique Chip Cookies, delicious blends of all natural Island grown ingredients make these specialty cookies a delight for everyone.

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Handmade Chocolates

Handmade Chocolates

Rich Decadent Chocolates! Hawaii Island White & Dark Chocolate Coffee Crunch Bark Exquisite Milk, Dark and White Chocolate is infused with Island grown delicacies such as candied ginger, coconut, liliko’i, coffee and more to provide chocolate lovers with the most unique handmade all natural chocolates […]




Macadamia Nuts

Macadamia Nuts

Hawaiian Grown Whole Kernal Mac Nuts! Our unique line of Macadamia Nuts are grown in Hawaii primarily up the rich Hamakua Coast of the Big Island.  These one of a kind flavored nuts are seasoned to perfection with all natural Island inspired spices and flavors.  From […]




Hawaiian Gifts & Cases

Hawaiian Gifts & Cases

Beautiful Gift Baskets & Combination Cases!

Hawaii Island Gourmet Holiday Gift Collection
Hawaii Island Gourmet Holiday Gift Collection

Hawai’i Island Gourmet makes a wide variety of different gift sets and baskets that are perfect for any special occasion.  From our Lauhala Travel Packs to our Seasonal baskets, we can personalize gifts to meet your specific needs!  Also check out our wonderful cases and combinations for your favorite products at a discount price.

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