If not, then you should be. A lot of people have been asking me lately, "Simon, what's the big deal about coconut water?" Celebrities and health fanatics alike have been raving about the wonders of coconut water, so I did a little research and here's what I've learned. Coconut water is the second purest liquid next to water itself! This pure water comes from unripe or green coconuts. When the coconut is ripe, the water inside will harden and become a part of the white flesh of the ... more »
Is there a difference between Greek yogurt and standard yogurt? Yes, there is. Read on to see how they offer different health benefits.
• Protein: Average around 20 grams
• Carbohydrates: 9-11 grams
• Contains 50% less sodium than standard yogurt.
• Its thick and creamy consistency makes this the better yogurt to use for dips.
• Protein: Average between 10-12 ... more »
Langtry Estate and Vineyards is the producer of Guenoc and Langtry wines. This renown Vineyard is familiar to Hawaii and even produced a special run of exceptional quality wine to celebrate Ruth's Chris' 20th anniversary in Hawaii. We were very happy to get our hands on this great quality wine that tastes more like it would run $40 to $50 a bottle.
When we tasted these wines, we were blown away at the quality! These two bottles are the very best value in the mid price range for ... more »
One of the things I love at Foodland is that we really care about the food we sell. We pride ourselves on only selling food that we “would serve our own family and friends” and we really mean it. As a buyer I have to present new product lines to our quality control committee in a monthly meeting. It’s really kind of fun in that it is a show-and-tell format.
Last week I presented a few new lines that I am really excited about. I felt great in that everything passed in the ... more »
Hi everyone. I just wanted to let you all know that we just got these 2 new types of grapes in: Concord Grapes and Champagne Grapes. Be on the lookout for them in all Foodland and Sack N Save stores, and if you're able to try them, let us know what you think.
Concord Grapes (See image on the left): The Concord variety are grapes blue-black in color and look as though they have been powdered with silver. They are wonderful eaten out of hand, freshly squeezed into ... more »
Nestled in the Andes Mountain at an elevation of 8,661 feet above sea level, Bogota is the capital city of Columbia. After La Paz in Bolivia and Quito in Ecuador, Bogota is the third-highest capital city in the world. What does that elevation feel like in Hawaiian terms? Haleakala on Maui reaches an elevation of just over 10,000 feet above sea level at the highest peak. That means Bogota ... more »
Sweet wine lovers stand up proud and be counted!
The sweeter wine varietals are making a big come back! More and more wine lovers are discovering the fun and joy of the sweeter varietals like Riesling, Gewurtraminer, and Moscato D' Asti.
If you love pineapple, you have to try the Hawaiian Crown “Sweet Gold” Pineapple available exclusively in our stores. Locally grown in Kunia, this pineapple is sure to be the best you’ve ever tasted.
Check out what food writer Joan Namkoong had to say about it in last week’s Honolulu Star Advertiser: more »
Just got back from a buying trip with the directors of wine, deli, and R. Field. Was a great trip to Sacramento where we met with over 400 vendors offering cheeses, specialty meats, yogurt, you name it.
We locked onto quite a few great American artisan cheeses, and some really nice French cheeses as well. Keep an eye on R. Field's selection. In short time, they should offer a wider selection of cheeses from France, all flown in.
New products hit our stores every week. Some come from big manufacturers or outside vendors while others are ones we develop ourselves. Sometimes these offerings hit the mark while at other times… well, let’s just say they might not quite meet our expectations. I suppose that’s all a part of the process of learning and innovation. But sometimes, there’s an item that really WOWs --- a product that is so good we want to tell everyone we know about it. And that’s exactly what I ... more »