Eat, Drink & Be Maui

A taste of what the Valley Isle is serving up

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Compiled by Conn Brattain

maui homemade treats1. ISLAND ROOTS

Maui Brewing Co. crafts its Island Root Beer with organic cane sugar, local honey, and Hawaiian vanilla. 4-pack is $10. The pale-gold Bikini Blonde lager has a sweet caramel malt aroma and a crisp, clean flavor. $10/4- or 6-pack. At Maui Brewing Co., 605 Līpoa Parkway, Kīhei, 213-3002; or visit MauiBrewingCo.com.

2. POP STAR

Shaka Pops gourmet ice pops reflect the tastes of the Islands, with the freshest local produce and ingredients. Look for flavors like strawberry banana (shown), Lava Flow, POG (pineapple-orange-guava), pineapple ginger, coconut lime and more. $4 each. Visit ShakaPopsMaui.com for retailers and mobile locations.

3. BAR EXCELLENCE

bRAW’s superfood bars are made without refined sugar, chemicals or preservatives. They come in four yummy flavors: coconut macadamia, almond crunch, chocolate espresso and super green. $42/box of 10 online. For retail locations, visit BRawBar.com.

4. HOT SPLASH

HI SPICE makes its tropical hot sauces here on Maui, using fresh ingredients from local farms. $7-$10/5-oz. bottles. Visit HiSpice.com to order and find retailers around the island.

5. GO NUTS

Maui Raw’s Mac Nosh is a deliciously healthy alternative to chips; it’s made from a blend of fresh, dehydrated vegetables, organic seeds and macadamia nuts. Starts at $5/5-oz bag. Slather with Maui Raw’s decadent cultured-macadamia-nut spreads in flavors like Pineapple Pepp’ah, Fig’n Curry, and Chive’n the Lavender. From $6/6-oz tub. Visit MauiRaw.com for where to buy.

6. HAVE A BLAST

Donut Dynamite turns brioche dough into mouthwatering treats like this chocolate donut with vanilla-bean glaze and homemade candy sprinkles. $4 each/$33 dozen at 1246 Lower Main Street, Wailuku, 280-6442. Order for next-day pickup at DonutDynamite.com.


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