Ready for lilikoi overload? Head to Kahuku Farms (kahukufarms.com), where you can shop everything from lilikoi butter to balsamic dressing to jelly. The delectable, giftable treats can be picked up locally, or shipped anywhere in the U.S.
For almost 70 years, Leonard’s Bakery (leonardshawaii. com) has been serving up the islands’ most delicious malasadas, among other sweet treats. But don’t sleep on its lilikoi cupcakes— think vanilla cupcakes topped with whipped cream frosting and an inside dripping with lilikoi filling.
Enjoy the sweet taste of lilikoi in a craft brew from Mānoa Honey & Mead.
What makes mead even sweeter? A dash of lilikoi, of course. Mānoa Honey & Mead’s (manoahoney.com) craft -brewed mead has hints of tart passion fruit to help balance out the smooth drink, which is harvested locally with Ohia Lehua honey. Th is 30-plus-year-old business proves that when you put the best in your products, you can stand the test of time.
If you like the funk of kombucha, try Valley Isle Kombucha’s (valleyislekombucha.com) local lilikoi raw kombucha. The fermented tea is lifted by the passion fruit flavoring, as well as lavender, spearmint, lemon grass and mango for a delightfully complex—and healthy—sip.
Photography by: MĀNOA MEADERY PHOTO COURTESY OF MĀNOA HONEY & MEAD; LILIKOI FLOWER PHOTO BY GABRIELE BISSELLE FROM PEXELS