Hawaii Island Gourmet Holiday Gift Baskets

It’s hard to believe, but it’s already September. Halloween is just around the corner and before you know it we will be into Thanksgiving and Christmas! Where did the time go? It’s been a great year so far and here at Hawaii Island Gourmet and Atebara Chips we are hard at …




Sweet Potato Chips Grown and Made in Hawaii

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 …




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 first chip company in Hawaii …




Happy Thanksgiving from Hawaii Island Gourmet

 Starting tomorrow, the Holiday Season is officially here. We wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. While you begin your Holiday shopping, we ask that you please consider your local community and stores. Our products and gift baskets are made by local members of the community using as many local products as possible. Our taro …




Milk Chocolate or Dark Chocolate

The holidays are almost here. Can you believe Thanksgiving is this Thursday? With the holidays comes lots of great food. Roasted turkeys and hams, stuffing, pies and don’t forget the sweets. Candies in all kinds of shapes and flavors. Whether you prefer dark, milk or white chocolate, we’ve got you covered. …




Purple Sweet Potatoes: Superfood

Whether it is baked potatoes, mashed potatoes or sweet potato chips, you should probably be eating more purple sweet potatoes. Listed #1 on Dr. Oz’s “5 Superfoods To Eat Now” in 2010, the purple sweet potato has health benefits that you just can’t get from other types of potatoes. To …




Health Benefits of Purple Sweet Potatoes

There are a lot of chips available these days. As we are all considering healthy options, there has been an increase in healthy chips made from vegetables and sweet potatoes. Sweet potato chips in particular have become a popular option because they are naturally sweet, healthier than regular potatoes, and are …




Hawaii Island Gourmet 4th of July Special

  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 …




Paleo Salsas for your Sweet Potato Chips

In the last post we discussed why sweet potato chips are a good snack for those on the paleo diet. The purple sweet potato has a number of health properties that make it a great choice. You can find that article here: Paleo Diet Snack-Sweet Potato Chips. Shortly after writing that …




Paleo Diet Snack-Sweet Potato Chips

If you are on the Paleo Diet then you aren’t allowed to eat potatoes or corn. You can’t eat potato chips or corn chips. However, just because you are on a paleo diet doesn’t mean you can’t have something sweet and salty. Sweet Potato chips are not only healthier than …




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 story about a new company …




Mother’s Day Gift Basket

It’s that special time of the year again when we get to show our mother’s how much we really appreciate them. This mother’s day gift basket will give her a piece of Hawaiian Aloha and a lot of sweetness. Whether it’s chips, cookies or chocolates, this basket has it all. …




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 originally started making potato chips. …




Ultimate Chocolate Cookies

  When we say “handmade gourmet cookies”, we really mean handmade. Here is Andrew whipping up a batch of our delicious Ultimate Chocolate Cookies for First Light Bookstore at the Mauna Kea Visitor Information Station. Our Ultimate Chocolate Cookies are a chocolate cookie with chocolate chips, that are then dipped in …




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 the cookie a sweet soft …




Gourmet taro chips, sweet potato chips, potato chips, and chocolate

  Hawaii Island Gourmet and Atebara is known for its potato chips, taro chips and sweet potato chips. We have been making healthy chips (using only three ingredients: potatoes or taro, salt and canola oil) since 1936. Our chips are kitchen cooked and handmade. To keep them as healthy as possible, we …




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 and special oil reducing processes …