Interview with Courtney Taira of King’s Hawaiian

I think I have mentioned before that my Mom’s side of the family are Portuguese immigrants with family from the Azores Islands. In the San Francisco Bay Area there was (I am not sure how large it is now) a huge Portuguese community and in particular Portuguese Catholic. Every town had a St. Anthony’s Portuguese Catholic Association and a hall.

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Portuguese Holy Ghost Festa
Portuguese Holy Ghost Festa. Photo credit: Valley Community Newspapers

Those halls were magical places where people who sometimes didn’t feel like they belonged in their new home could gather to speak Portuguese and eat Portuguese food. There were celebrations called festas with parades and music.

My Mom and all my Aunties were either queens or princesses and cousins too. There were sopas (pronounced soupish) feeds (here is a really great post from Rowdy Chow Girl on what exactly that is) and a great recipe from Kitchen Getaway as well). My Great Uncles were usually the ones that made it in several of the communities. They were known for it just like one of my Aunties was known for her malasadas.

Portuguese Sopas
Portuguese Sopas. Photo credit: Nanci Grossi

Growing up military I didn’t live near my grandparents so whenever we home for visits it was magical to go to the festas in the summer. If we were visiting in the winter it didn’t matter because there was always a big pot of beans, a huge pot of sopas, linguiça sandwiches and sweet rolls. Every dinner, and especially holiday meals, there were sweet rolls and the only brand I can ever remember is King’s Hawaiian.

I never knew how much my recent trips to Hawaii would bring me back to my past. The sense of community that my grandparents and parents generations found in St. Anthony’s is exactly the feeling of ohana that exists in the Hawaiian culture.

The Hawaiian culture is a mixture of many different cultures – South Pacific, European, Japanese, they took the best from everyone. There is a large Portuguese influence in the food and breakfasts like I had at the Hilo Hawaiian are like tiny visits from my grandparents.

Courtney Taira, granddaughter of King’s Hawaiian founder, Robert Taira is the guardian of her grandfather’s legacy and when given the opportunity to interview Courtney, I jumped on the chance. Her family’s products have been on my family’s tables for many generations and I couldn’t wait to meet her.

Courtney-Taira-Kings-Hawaiian
Photo credit: King’s Hawaiian

I had structured questions, but Courtney and I freestyled it, so I am going to chunk the interview up in a few sections.

Early Years of King’s Hawaiian

King’s Hawaiian was started in Hilo in 1950 by Robert Taira. (Having spent a little time in Hilo this past March, I can tell you its tiny!) Mr. Taira was neighbors with a Portuguese family who of course made homemade Portuguese sweet bread which he absolutely loved. So when Robert went to baking school he worked on perfecting the sweet roll, as most homemade versions become very dry the next day (think brick!). He worked on it and work on it and finally perfected a recipe that would stay soft for several days and the rest is history!

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Photo credit: King’s Hawaiian

Robert quickly grew out of his Robert’s Bakery space (which still exists today as a bakery owned by a lovely Chinese family with a lot of the original equipment) and moved to King’s Street in Honolulu (Oahu) to build his business. He opened a bakery and cafe and it was the first bakery/restaurant combination on the island. As a family business, everyone worked together and everyone needed to eat, so by adding a restaurant to his bakery, Robert could conveniently feed his family and others as well. Mr. Taira was a big supporter of the community around him, something that King’s Hawaiian still continues today.

Moving to the Mainland

There are a lot of Hawaiians in the Los Angeles area and a whole bunch of mainlanders started hearing about the bakery in Oahu. They would come and buy a product and take it back home with them. In the Hawaiian culture, this is known as omiyage, little gifts from a trip for friends and family at home. People started requesting product via mail order asking Courtney’s grandmother to ship them to them all over the country. Courtney’s grandfather quickly realized that his product had a lot of potential on the mainland.

So in the 70’s he moved King’s Hawaiian to Torrance, California where they are still headquartered today. He built the first manufacturing plant which is still operating seven days a week. He opened a restaurant (there is now a second one) and two bakeries (with two more now in Atlanta).

Kings Hawaiian Mark Taira
Courtney’s Dad Mark Taira. photo credit: Discover Nikkei

Courtney was raised like a Hawaiian and eats all the local dishes you find in Hawaii. She feels very blessed to be part of the Hawaiian culture although she didn’t grow up there. Courtney feels that she grew up more Hawaiian than a lot of her counterparts as all her family moved together, all worked together and went to school together and celebrated their heritage fastidiously, just like most immigrants do. Just like my grandparents did.

Food Truck Sweetheart

In my opinion, the undisputed birthplace of food trucks is L.A. and food truck chefs know King’s. It was the sweet roll of choice in my family’s household, but we were Portuguese so it was in the blood (!), it feels like since the “invention” of sliders that King’s Hawaiian is ubiquitous! Courtney attributes that to King’s Hawaiian’s quality. It is consistently good, stays fresh and tastes great. Lots of things go wrong in food trucks (mechanical, parking, permits, people) you got to be able to count on your ingredients. The father of the modern food truck scene, Roy Choi is a big fan of King’s. People look to him to set the example and his use of King’s has been emulated all over the country.

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Roy Choi. Photo credit: Sprudge

King’s Hawaiian is more than just the holder of stuff (when’s the last time you raved about the bun when you at your hamburger?) it really is one of the key ingredients, the sweetness adds something to the dish. Chef after chef have told Courtney that they have tested other rolls and breads, but they always come back to King’s.

King’s even got a by-name call out, the only one, in the Jon Favreau movie Chef (you have to see this movie!). As the culinary consultant on the film, Roy Choi made sure that King’s was the slider bun of choice. Turns out Jon Favreau’s son was already a huge fan!

Courtney-Taira-Kings-Hawaiian-Jon-Favreau
Photo credit: King’s Hawaiian

They launched their own special food truck this past August in Honolulu. It is super high tech with two flat screen TV’s that is very interactive, just use the hashtag #JHfoodtruck and you will see your photo come up on the screen! The truck is partnered with KCC which is the number one culinary program on the island where all the big chefs have come out of. All the truck’s proceeds get donated back to KCC and other community programs.

Courtney-Taira-Kings-Hawaiian Food Truck
Photo credit: King’s Hawaiian

The truck is currently in Hawaii but coming back to the mainland for several upcoming events including the Super Bowl!

Courtney’s Pick

Food is a BIG component of Hawaiian culture. Food is everything to them, so you know I had to ask Courtney about some of her favorites! When she visits Oahu (and she is there now for Fashion Week!) her favorites are Alan Wong’s on King Street which is very close to the original King’s Bakery. It serves very Hawaiian style, local food like Opakapaka, poke, and opihi. For poke, she also loves Ono Seafood (747 Kapahulu Ave, near Leonard’s).

Ono Seafood Poke
Ono Seafood Poke. Photo credit: Saving and Savoring

My current favorite way to eat a King’s Hawaiian sweet roll is with Kahlua Pork and a crunchy/spicy dill pickle.

Courtney’s favorite dish uses the round sweet bread, it’s white chocolate bread pudding that looks decadent! The recipe is on the website and the photo is of the one Courtney made!

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Courtney’s white chocolate bread pudding. Photo credit: King’s Hawaiian

Another favorite is cheesy bread. Her family makes this with spaghetti. It’s King’s Hawaiian dinner rolls with cheese, mayo a little bit of bacon and chives for color. Then toast in-oven and serve.

I have to say a big THANK YOU to Courtney for participating in this interview, we had such a great conversation, there was actually more but I couldn’t cover it all. She is as kind and gracious as every other Hawaiian I’ve met, plus being such a huge foodie, I think we could have talked for hours! King Hawaiian has a great blog and social media presence including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Pinterest. Their truck has its own Twitter handle.

[This is NOT a sponsored post, I was NOT compensated in any way shape or form.]

How about you? Do you have a King’s Hawaiian story? Favorite way to eat them? Favorite slider? Do tell!

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Interview with Courtney Taira of King’s Hawaiian

105 Comments

  1. [email protected]
    November 10, 2014

    OMG this whole post just made me hungry. That King Hawaiian Pork looks phenomenal. So did the sopa. They seriously have some of the best bread ever. What a great interview with some of the family. Great post!

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  2. Natalie
    November 10, 2014

    Loved this post, Andi! My family has long adored King’s Hawaiian bread–we put a Southern twist on it by using the pieces to make fried chicken sliders at family picnics. They’re always a huge hit! I love that the company is still so focused on family. 🙂

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  3. Julie @ Run Away Freckles
    November 10, 2014

    What fun! The food looks amazing

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  4. Robin (Masshole Mommy)
    November 10, 2014

    I have never heard of King’s Hawaiian, but man, all that food looks delicious.

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  5. Bea
    November 10, 2014

    I have heard of Hawaiian bread and did not know that there is mainly one company. Great post!

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  6. Shipra
    November 10, 2014

    SO fun! I saw the feature of the Kings Hawaiian on Food Network(?) once, and it just looked so delicious! It was one of my favorites in college. Affordable and tasty! <3

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  7. Britany
    November 10, 2014

    I’ve eaten at a LOT of food trucks in my day, so I’m sure I’ve eaten a LOT of King’s! Now I’ll know to take notice of those little slider buns. 🙂 OH, and that white chocolate bread pudding looks divine.

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  8. Heather / girlichef
    November 10, 2014

    This was such a fun post to read. We have had King’s Hawaiian at our family table for as long as I can remember – the holidays wouldn’t be the same without it. And it definitely my favorite bread for a slider. I love the sound of that bread pudding, too – so decadent!

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  9. Kelly @ TastingPage
    November 10, 2014

    I can’t believe they’re in Torrance. That’s not far from me. Now I need to take a field trip. Thanks for sharing the back story on this fabulous sweet and delicious bun!

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  10. Gina Henning
    November 10, 2014

    Oh my gosh, I’m so hungry now!
    The wedding picture was too cute!!!

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  11. Myrah - Coupon Mamacita
    November 10, 2014

    King’s Hawaiian is the only brand of sweet rolls I buy. They’re always so soft and delicious.

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  12. Camille
    November 10, 2014

    Confession: I went to business school and I’m a nerd about business stories. Thank you for sharing a really fun read!

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  13. courtney
    November 10, 2014

    Omg very interesting post!!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  14. Cara of Stylish+Geek Blog
    November 10, 2014

    This is an absolutely interesting and informative post. Thank you for sharing! I must say I love King’s Hawaiian Bread 🙂

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  15. Katie @ Domestiphobia
    November 10, 2014

    I love that little insight to your family and how it ties into this brand nostalgically. I loved the movie Chef, so of course now next time I need sweet rolls, I’ll make sure to buy King’s Hawaiian. 😉

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  16. Maryn
    November 10, 2014

    Love the peek into the background of King’s Hawaiian! And sidebar: I need that Seafood Poke in my life.

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  17. Rebekah
    November 10, 2014

    I just got back from lunch and still I think I could eat everything here… that all looks amazing!

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  18. Nancy
    November 10, 2014

    In Canada we don’t have King’s Hawaiian products. I remember my first trip down to BlogHer in 2011 – it was in San Diego. In our goodie bags we had those delicious hawaiian buns. Now that I live here in California, I should really buy some. I remember how awesome they were.

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  19. Amanda @ MoveLoveEat
    November 10, 2014

    How awesome that you got to interview Courtney! Unfortunately we don’t get Kings Hawaiian over here in NZ but I must look out for it when we go to Hawaii early next year!

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  20. Michele D
    November 10, 2014

    My husband loves loves this bread. Love how they now make rolls now.

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  21. Kungphoo
    November 10, 2014

    That must be a west coast thing, cause i never heard of it here on the east coast.. But from what you are saying it sounds amazing.

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    1. King's Hawaiian
      November 12, 2014

      Kungphoo, our products are available on the East Coast. If you’re interested in trying them, you can search your local retailers via our product locator here: http://www.kingshawaiian.com/find-us.

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  22. Caitlin Cheevers
    November 10, 2014

    I love love love King’s Hawaiian! Thanks for sharing!

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  23. Mendy Dinsmore
    November 10, 2014

    What a great article. I loved reading about the churches and how your family moved.

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  24. karissa
    November 10, 2014

    Very interesting post. The food looks delicious.

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  25. Breanna
    November 10, 2014

    Wow! What a phenomenal post full of so much history! 🙂 Also – it made me very hungry! I love all of your photos – how awesome that you have such an amazing past with such strong family values?

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  26. Maryann
    November 10, 2014

    Ok– hungry now….. so cool that you were able to interview her! Nice job. My favorite way to eat them is plain. They are so tasty.

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  27. Lauren
    November 10, 2014

    King’s Hawaiian is always a staple in my house. It’s good on anything and now I love that they have hamburger buns! Hope I get a chance to try their food truck when they get to the mainland.

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  28. Sandy
    November 10, 2014

    That is some yummy food! I love food from food trucks.

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  29. Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor
    November 10, 2014

    Thanks for sharing details on my favorite bread to serve with dinner! Now I want to make that white chocolate bread pudding!

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  30. Carmen Perez (listen2mama)
    November 10, 2014

    This was a really interesting post. I loved hearing all about the Portugese traditions!

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  31. Elizabeth O.
    November 10, 2014

    All those dishes look great!! And I love hearing about traditions..

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  32. Erin
    November 10, 2014

    I’m suddenly hungry. Mmmmm!

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  33. Liz Mays
    November 10, 2014

    What a cool restaurant. i wish there were restaurants like this where I live. For now I’ll check out the recipes.

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  34. Melissa Williams
    November 10, 2014

    What a great post! I used to love, love eating King Hawaiian dinner rolls at home. Unfortunately, I’ve never found any in South Korea but you’ve reminded me of what I want to do as soon as I get back home.

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  35. Chelsea
    November 10, 2014

    This all looks SO good, especially the last dish! YUM!

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  36. Brenda @DailyMayo
    November 10, 2014

    What a neat company to interview. That food looks delicious.

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  37. Alycia
    November 10, 2014

    These all look yummy!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  38. Lindsay
    November 10, 2014

    I had that bread once and LOVED it! Great interview!

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  39. Andrea Callahan
    November 10, 2014

    Great interview! The food looks good too!

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  40. Brenda
    November 10, 2014

    I love this interview. I used to be completely obsessed with Kings Hawaiian rolls! They’re so delicious!

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  41. Shaney Vijendranath
    November 10, 2014

    Great article, I love that chocolate bread pudding.

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  42. Myrabev
    November 10, 2014

    Thats some good looking forward right their, love the portuguese influence in hawaiian foods.

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  43. HilLesha
    November 10, 2014

    I have never really been much of a fan of bread, but I’ll admit that their bread is delicious, especially their rolls!

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  44. Juliana RW
    November 11, 2014

    Everything looks delicious. I never tasted Kings Hawaiian before. Who knows someday.

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  45. Aisha Kristine Chong
    November 11, 2014

    I wish that someday I could have a chance to try their food.

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  46. We love Kings Hawaiian bread. I’ve got a delicious spinach dip recipe that is perfect with it.

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  47. Marissa
    November 11, 2014

    I LOVE King’s Hawaiian bread. I could seriously eat a whole package by myself in one sitting lol! Thanks for sharing I now want to go out and buy some.

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  48. Erica
    November 11, 2014

    I have never been to Hawaii but I know that I love love love the Hawaiian Rolls.

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  49. Chrissy
    November 11, 2014

    King’s Hawaiian rolls are a constant fixture at our dinner table. It was neat to see the history behind this! And those dishes look amazing! I’m hungry now! 🙂

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  50. XmasDolly
    November 11, 2014

    I love King’s Hawaiian bread. It is soooooooooooo good. I use the buns, biscuits bread everything. Hubby loves the sandwich ones. They’re small enough, but filling for his lunch and he has more time then. Love the wedding picture too. How neat. Thanks for sharing.

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  51. Tina M
    November 11, 2014

    Kings Hawaiian bread is so good. Just like everyone else you got me hungry 🙂

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  52. Ann Bacciaglia
    November 11, 2014

    The food looks amazing. I wish i was there to taste it.

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  53. Katie
    November 11, 2014

    I love coming to your posts for my spot of culture and knowledge. What an amazing story and family and I love that Courtney is continuing on the family trade and making new additions. The food truck is so cool!

    Katie <3

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    1. Andi Fisher
      November 14, 2014

      @Katie, they have food trucks in Paris now, but any trucks pop up in London yet?

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  54. Erica Brooks
    November 11, 2014

    It was great to learn about some of your history and culture. I’m not familiar with Kings Hawaiian but the food looks delicious.

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    1. Andi Fisher
      November 14, 2014

      @Erica, you should check them out, they are in a lot of grocery stores in the U.S. I am sure you will love them!

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  55. Cindy (Vegetarian Mamma)
    November 11, 2014

    What a great interview! Thanks for sharing! I used to eat kings hawaiian all the time before I had to stop eating gluten.

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  56. Melissa Smith
    November 11, 2014

    I love King’s Hawaiian rolls! & I almost feel like I’m in some sort of special club now that I know so much of the background about them. Of course you’re in the much cooler club since you did the interview. 😉

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    1. Andi Fisher
      November 14, 2014

      @Melissa, Courtney does events all over the country and is very accessible, you don’t have to be in a cool club, but I am definitely with you on loving to know the story behind the brand.

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  57. Gina H
    November 11, 2014

    I love King’s Hawaiian bread, so interesting to read this! Thank you!

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    1. Andi Fisher
      November 14, 2014

      @Gina, what is your favorite way to eat it?

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  58. Jerrica Evans
    November 11, 2014

    I absolutely love King’s Hawaiian sweet rolls, not it looks like I have more to try.

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    1. Andi Fisher
      November 14, 2014

      @Jerrica, you should definitely try the rest of their line – delicious!

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  59. Anna
    November 11, 2014

    I now want a package of the rolls and make some stew… OMG their rolls are absolutely delicious!

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    1. Andi Fisher
      November 14, 2014

      @Anna, these rolls are delicious with beef stew!

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  60. Ayana Pitterson
    November 11, 2014

    I use King’s Hawaiian sweet rolls to make bread pudding — it’s a secret that I have just given away. AMAZING, YUMMY and DELICIOUS! Love this post. I learned a lot here.

    Thrifting Diva
    http://www.thriftingdiva.com

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    1. Andi Fisher
      November 14, 2014

      @Ayana, oops the secret is out!

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  61. Fi Ní Neachtáin
    November 12, 2014

    I’ve never heard of King’s Hawaiian before, I don’t think they sell here in Ireland. The food looks absolutely delicious though 🙂

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    1. Andi Fisher
      November 14, 2014

      @Fi, probably the closest to it would be found in Portugal as their origins are there. I once saw them in the American section of a grocery store aisle in France, so maybe you can check that area out of your market in Ireland.

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  62. King's Hawaiian
    November 12, 2014

    Mahalo for the awesome interview, Andi! We’d loved speaking with you and reading all of your blog posts. Keep up the great work!

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  63. Carly Anderson
    November 12, 2014

    How cool that you got to interview Courtney! We are huge lovers of King’s Hawaiian rolls in our home.

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    1. Andi Fisher
      November 14, 2014

      @Carly, I was lucky and she is so great! What is your favorite way to serve them in your house?

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  64. Risa
    November 12, 2014

    King’s Hawaiian rolls are sooo good! I saw a commercial for a sandwich at Arby’s that uses them and I’d like to try it. Love these rolls and what a cool thing to interview the daughter of the man who makes them!

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    1. Andi Fisher
      November 14, 2014

      @Risa, that was part of the interview I couldn’t fit in, the Arby’s sandwich. The sweetness in the bread enhances Arby’s roast beef – bonus!

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  65. Yona Williams
    November 12, 2014

    Great post – I enjoyed seeing the photos. I LOVE King’s Hawaiian products…they are soooo soft and good. I especially like using the rolls to make sliders.

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    1. Andi Fisher
      November 14, 2014

      @Yona, me too, they were just totally made for that!

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  66. Shelby
    November 12, 2014

    Awesome post! i LOVE Kings Hawaiian products. My husband isn’t a big bread fan in general, so when I buy any of the Kings Hawaiian products I end up eating it all by myself…usually just plain…in a matter of days lol. The dinner rolls make a delightful breakfast 🙂

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    1. Andi Fisher
      November 14, 2014

      @Shelby, that is what Lauriel was just saying and I was thinking you betcha – they sweet with salty bacon or linguica or sausage would be amazing!

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  67. Deanna
    November 12, 2014

    Lucky you for getting to do this interview. I love Kings Hawaiian bread! It is so awesome as a sandwich or hamburger! Yummy!!

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    1. Andi Fisher
      November 14, 2014

      @Deanna, oh hamburger, I have yet to try the rolls with hamburgers….great idea!

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  68. lauriel
    November 12, 2014

    <3 <3 <3 !!!! I LOVE King's Hawaiian bread!!! I grew up with it as a child, and it was my favorite breakfast item, by far. I loved pulling it apart into airy, soft feathery pieces. Mmmm.. 🙂 All the manifestations – the circular loaf, the rolls, the sliced loaf – are awesome. And I can attest that it indeed makes an incredible bread pudding! Great interview, thanks for sharing such a lovely conversation and writing up a great post!

    xo,
    lauriel
    EyeForElegance.com

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    1. Andi Fisher
      November 14, 2014

      @Lauriel, they are fantastic for breakfast with a little jam (or salty bacon).

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  69. Danielle
    November 13, 2014

    Those sweet rolls are my favorite. I love eating those but I have to watch it because they don’t agree with my waist line. All the food in the post looked amazing.

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    1. Andi Fisher
      November 14, 2014

      @Danielle, everything in moderation. When you do allow yourself to have them, what is your favorite way to eat them?

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  70. Rebecca Swenor
    November 13, 2014

    I don’t buy anything but the King’s Hawaiian buns and rolls. In my opinion they the best in the world. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Andi Fisher
      November 14, 2014

      @Rebecca, agree! What is your favorite way to eat them?

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  71. Jessica @ Sprinkle Some Sugar
    November 13, 2014

    Great interview! The food looks amazing!

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  72. Winter White
    November 13, 2014

    I am obsessed with seafood pokes! I just love the texture and the flavor, Bristol Farms has a really nice one. I grew up on Kings Hawaiian and to this day my family serves the bread with almost each meal. Thank you for the story behind the food 🙂

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    1. Andi Fisher
      November 14, 2014

      @WinterWhite, thank YOU! I had never heard of Bristol Farms but I just looked up to see there is one right down the street from my office in San Francisco, I will definitely have to check that out! I feel it is more rewarding when you know a business is family run and you get to meet them!

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  73. Anita
    November 14, 2014

    I love King’s Hawaiian whenever I go to Hawaii! Thanks for sharing their wonderful story – now I want some!

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    1. Andi Fisher
      November 14, 2014

      @Anita, available in lots of places in our area – what could you do with them for dessert? You are so creative!

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  74. Katt Lewis
    November 14, 2014

    I love King’s Hawaiian bread. My very favorite is after Thanksgiving, with chunks of ham and a little mayo. I’m imagining King’s Hawaiian rolls with turkey right now too!

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    1. Andi Fisher
      November 14, 2014

      @Katt, oh me too, me too! I also like hot turkey sandwiches with King’s Hawaiian on the bottom of a pile of turkey and stuffing and gravy….lots of gravy!

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  75. Lana
    November 15, 2014

    So cool! I love those rolls. I will buy small packages and devour them plain.

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  76. Jen
    November 29, 2014

    I missed this post when you first published it. She’s so exotic and all that food so sweet, crispy, yummy. Beautiful, Andi. I love how you give space on your blog to all these adventurers!

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    1. Andi Fisher
      November 29, 2014

      @Jen, she is so dynamic and constantly hopping around everywhere!

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  77. Ash L.
    November 30, 2014

    Awesome post and about King’s Hawaiian.

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  78. Veronica Lee
    December 5, 2014

    I have never heard of King’s Hawaiian but I am drooling over all that food! Mmmmmm!

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  79. BILL HOFF
    December 14, 2014

    We but King’s Hawaiian rolls every week!

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  80. Julia Rose
    January 23, 2015

    Awesome post! 🙂

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    1. Andi Fisher
      January 24, 2015

      @Julia, thanks! Courtney and her family are really cool and the product is so nostalgic for me!

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  81. Amy Green
    October 5, 2016

    This was such an amazing post! I have always felt that Hawaii has such a rich and fascinating history. This caught my eye because my mom has always loved King’s Hawaiian products. I loved getting to learn their story, and I will be sure to pass this along to her.

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