The self-guided tour of shelling, roasting, and other processing that results in bountiful varieties of flavored macadamia nuts and confections is not that compelling if production has stopped for the day, so go before 3pm or plan to watch a video to get caught up. But who are we kidding—it’s really all about the free tastings here, generous samples of big, fresh nuts in island flavors such as chili “peppah,” Spam, and Kona coffee glazed. (Just the plain salted ones are fine by me, thank you.) The affable staff can pack your purchases in flat-rate priority-mail boxes (you just pay postage). Outside the hilltop factory warehouse are picnic tables with an ocean view.
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Hamakua Macadamia Nut Factory
61-3251 Maluokalani St., Kawaihae
Our Rating Hours Daily 9:30am–5:30pm Phone 888/643-6688 or 808/882-1690 Prices Free Web site Hamakua Macadamia Nut Factory Other Free admission. From Kawaihae Harbor, take Hwy. 270 north 3/4-mile, turn left on Maluokalani St., and drive 1/5-mile uphill; factory is on right
Map61-3251 Maluokalani St., Kawaihae Hawaii (The Big Island)
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