News Release #25 – Made in Hawaii Product #3 debut event & reception!

News Release #25 – Made in Hawaii Product #3 debut event & reception!

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News Release #25 – Made in Hawaii Product #3 debut event & reception!

 

Joint development of a new Hawaiian-Wagashi with FUJIYA
Made in Hawaii Product #3 UACOCO crisps debut and Hawaiian-Wagashi event!

September 11th 2015, 111-HAWAII PROJECT announced their release for Made in Hawaii product #3 “UACOCO Crisps”, and held a debut event and Hawaiian-Wagashi history introduction & tasting party at Waikiki’s boutique store “Akakura House”. We were very pleased to have many people attend the event this time as well.

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UACOCO debut & tasting corner

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We had many people try our new product UACOCO Crisps. FUJIYA president Akira Nakajima who together developed UACOCO as local manufacturer, talked about the story behind product developing and his strong passion towards Hawaii.

Hawaiian-Wagashi history introduction corner

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Chi Chi Dango and Mochi were served by FUJIYA while introducing the history of Hawaiian-Wagashi. “Mochi” started with the hands of Japanese immigrants that settled in Hawaii back then. Although it was at a time where they did not have enough ingredients, due to their strong passion of producing something close to the flavor of Japanese sweets, they made these “Mochi” that were softer than Japanese Daifuku and sweeter—its traditional filling has become peanut butter!—than the so-called Japanese mochi.

Iced 100% Kona Coffee & Mamaki Tea sampling corner

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Naomi Matsuo of UCC Hawaii from 111-HAWAII PROJECT product #1 “Iced 100% Kona Coffee”, Mathew Nagatori of Kuahiwi O Makamae from product #2 “Mamaki Hawaiian Herb Tea” also came to serve samples and introduction for each product.

Participating companies and organizations sharing joy for the new product!

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(Top image) From left: Ryusi Wada of Aloha Street, Naoshi Ishihara of Akakura USA, Kuni Yamamoto of 111-HAWAII PROJECT, Eisuke Iwase of Lighthouse Hawaii and Taro Yoshida of Hawaii Hochi
(Left bottom image) Left: Tsukasa Harufuku of JTB Hawaii Right: Akira Nakajima of FUJIYA
(Right bottom image) Left: Matthew Nagatori of Kahiwi O Makamae Right: Naomi Matsuo of UCC Hawaii

 

[ New Product: Rainbow coconut cracker “UACOCO Crisps”]

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Made in Hawaii product #3, a mix of Japanese senbei with Rainbow Hawaii flavors “UACOCO Crisps”.
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