Company: Hawaiian Host, Inc.

Introduced: June 2018

Distribution: Regional (Hawaii only)

Suggested Retail Price: $8.39

Product Snapshot: Hawaiian Host, Inc. is proud to introduce its Mamoru Takitani Founder’s Collection, available exclusively in Hawai‘i at select retailers. Paying homage to Mamoru Takitani, Hawaiian Host’s founder, the new Founder’s Collection has begun rolling out with the brand’s best-selling signature product - 8 oz. Milk Chocolate Covered Macadamias. Through early 2019, all Hawaiian Host premium collections—Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, White Chocolate, Honey Coated and Matcha—which are made with hand-selected whole macadamia nuts will be relaunched as Mamoru Takitani Founder’s Collection. The new packaging was specifically created to capture the premium quality and authenticity of Hawaiian Host products, delivering the same great taste, with a new look.

“At Hawaiian Host, we’re committed to celebrating our rich Hawaiian heritage with products and packaging that delight and inspire. As a proud local brand, we wanted to introduce our new Mamoru Takitani Founder’s Collection to chocolate lovers here in Hawai‘i first,” said Helen Liew, vice president of Marketing at Hawaiian Host, Inc. “The Founder’s Collection 8 oz. milk chocolate covered macadamias are a staple of the Hawaiian Host brand; it’s everyone’s original favorite, now with a new look. And, with our new packaging, the Founder’s Collection will make the perfect gift this holiday season.”

Liew continued, “We are proud to shine the spotlight on our founder, Mr. Takitani, and his dream to create an original confection unlike anything else, in our new line. A trusted and universally loved gift since 1927, we’re confident locals and visitors alike will love Hawaiian Host’s new Founder’s Collection of Chocolate Covered Macadamias.”

Ideal for gift giving and sharing with friends, the entire collection of fan-favorite confections will roll out over the next few months at select Hawai’i retailers. To learn more about Hawaiian Host and to purchase products online, visit