About Hawaii Candy
Hawaii Candy - Serving The Islands Since 1933
Soichi Ohta, founder of the company, learned the craft of making Senbei (Japanese Tea Cookies) during the early 1930's as an apprentice in Japan. With his newfound trade, Soichi and his wife Kinuyo opened a small neighborhood factory and retail store in 1933.
In 1941, Soichi purchased Nakano Candy Factory and renamed his little company Ohta Candy Factory. He relocated to Nuuanu Avenue and developed the Red Coconut Balls. He also made all different flavors of candies including Cinnamon Balls, Lemon Drops, Chestnut Drops, and Fish (shaped) Candy.
In 1954, he purchased what is now known as Hawaii Candy. With the purchase of the company came the machines used to make candy. He had two locations, one on Liliha Street which sold Senbei and candy, the other on Nuuanu sold candy only.
Hawaii Candy's manufacturing and distribution facility is currently situated near the Honolulu International Airport.
Preserving the recipes and maintaining the quality of its products has always been a priority at Hawaii Candy. Although the name Senbei has since been changed to Wafer Cookies, for marketing purposes, the finest and freshest ingredients are still used. The Ginger Wafer Cookies continues to be coated with freshly ground ginger for that unmistakable flavor.
While the Wafer Cookies, Fortune Cookies, Puff Rice Cake, Wun Tun Strips, Coconut Balls, and Hawaiian Island Crisp Cookies headline the best sellers list at Hawaii Candy, check out our brand new product line of Mochi, especially our Crunchy Peanut Butter Mochi.
Our shipping information is as follows:
Shipping: For reliable deliver and ease of tracking, Hawaii Candy ships all orders through FedEx 2day or FedEx Ground/Home Delivery. Arrangements can be made for express methods of shipping at an addition cost. Please make this request when placing your order. APO, FPO and PO Box orders are shipped through United States Postal Service (USPS). NOTE: Shipments require a phone number for the recipient & shipping cost is per recipient, per shipping address within the U.S.