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Single Cup Brewing Revolution

I recently read on the web that 40% of the 18 to 24 year-olds who responded to the National Coffee Association's National Coffee Drinking Trends 2011 survey said they are drinking coffee daily, compared with 31% in 2010. As an avid coffee drinker/lover and being somewhat obsessive about the magical brew that is released from the most wonderful of beans, I am pleased to see that people are coming back to coffee and maybe reducing the consumption of sugary energy drinks.

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Kōkua Japan

As our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the people of Japan, we have begun collecting donations at checkout to support disaster relief efforts in Japan.

Where you Grad?

Here in Hawaii it’s so common for locals to ask each other, “Where did you go to high school?” or, “Where you grad?” Well, whatever Hawaii high school is your alma mater, you can help them earn college scholarships for their seniors! Foodland’s Shop for Higher Education is one of my favorite community programs because together with the help of our customers and vendors, 100+ high school seniors can ... more »

No Corn in Corned Beef

Although the rock salt used to cure the beef looked like corn, that’s not how corned beef got its name. The form of curing beef using salt is called corning and that is how Corned Beef was born. Interestingly, Corned Beef & Cabbage is derived from the Irish dish of Bacon and Cabbage, and along the storied way it's become an American favorite that we've all come to associate with St. Patrick's Day!

Help our Troops, Earn a Free Webcam

Foodland is teaming up with Procter & Gamble to bring you another fun promotion! When you purchase $25 of qualifying P&G products, you can send a mail-in rebate along with your Foodland receipt to P&G to receive a FREE Microsoft webcam valued at $39.99!

Exotic Flavors of India

I was so fortunate to get to travel through India a few years ago on a tea buying trip…it was an amazing experience that opened my mind up to a new culture and an exciting new world of flavors. One of my most vibrant memories of India is the way it smelled. Hints of cardamom, cinnamon, and curry just seemed to waft through the air and hint at flavors that I just couldn’t wait to try.
Whenever I cook up an Indian meal it’s those spices that take me back to the tea fields of ... more »

Vitamin C Please!

Vitamin C is often the first thing that comes to one’s mind when you think of citrus fruit. Vitamin C helps shorten the duration of colds and protecting the body from damaging effects of free radicals. The most common and popular citrus fruit is the Navel Orange. We are fortunate to have both Big Island and mainland grown Navel Oranges available at our stores. While the Navel Orange is always a hit, don’t be afraid to try some of these other delicious citrus fruit varieties available ... more »

Why Eat Local?

Did you know that if Hawaii were hit by a natural disaster, we would only have only two to three weeks supply of food – and that’s not considering that people would begin hoarding the minute that fear of the disaster hit! In the aftermath of a frenzy of people buying all they could, Hawaii’s food supply could last only a few days!

Shop For Higher Education: Then & Now

As we kick off our annual Shop For Higher Education program this month, helping Hawaii’s students achieve their dreams of attending college couldn’t be easier. Stop by our store, select one of the 85 participating schools, and then shop with your Maika’i card. We’ll do the rest. Every time you shop through March 29th, your favorite school will earn points towards scholarships for their seniors. It’s all so ... more »

The Meaning Behind Colors of Flowers

Flowers come in a rainbow of beautiful colors, but did you know that specific flower colors relate to certain emotions and moods? Here are some of the meanings behind the colors of flowers:

  • Yellow: symbolizes happiness, friendship, enthusiasm, luxury, and pride.
  • Red: symbolizes the feeling of emotions like love and passion.
  • Orange: symbolizes satisfaction, confidence and passion for ... more »
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