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About Hawaii Candy

Hawaii Candy - Serving The Islands Since 1933

Hawaii CandySoichi 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.Red Coconut Candy Balls

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 Wafer CookiesHawaii 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 Hawaiian Cookiesalways 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.

International Orders: In most cases, we are able to ship international orders.  Please contact us at 1-800-303-2507 for details prior to placing your order.

Tracking Number: For FedEx shipments, Hawaii Candy will contact you with the tracking notification via email.  You may then call 1-800-GoFedEx or log on to to track your order.

Arrival Time: Please allow 3 -5 business days to complete an order.  We are open Monday thru Friday and closed on the weekends.  This processing time does not include shipping time, which depends on the method you chose (FedEx 2nd Day or FedEx Ground).  Arrangements can be made for expedited shipping. Please contact Hawaii Candy prior to placing an order.

Damaged or Missing Order: If you order arrives damaged or does not arrive at all, contact Hawaii Candy immediately and we will initiate a claim with the shipping company.  After the claim has been processed we will then reship your order, with your approval.  Credit for the damaged or missing order will be applied after the claim has been accepted by the shipping company.

Methods of Payment: Hawaii Candy accepts Visa or MasterCard online, over the telephone, or through fax. We also accept personal checks or bank/cashiers checks by mail.  Please allow an additional three days for check clearance before shipping.  An additional $20 fee is applied to all returned checks. Cash on Delivery (COD) orders are not available.

For more information please contact us at:
Hawaii Candy, Inc.
2928 Ualena Street
Honolulu, HI 96819
PH: (808) 836-8955
Fax: (808) 839-4040