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Hamakua Macadamia Nut Co

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Address: 61-3251 Maluokalani St., Kawaihae, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
Phone Number: 888-643-6688
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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The other mac nut place

So I know we all love Mauna Loa mac nuts in the blue can, but there are other options. By all means, the plain salted kind I like best is still the Mauna Loa brand, however... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Tay T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So I know we all love Mauna Loa mac nuts in the blue can, but there are other options. By all means, the plain salted kind I like best is still the Mauna Loa brand, however Hamakua has other great flavors and really good brittle. The place is close enough on the touristy west side to stop in and try... More 

Thank Tay T
Folsom, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loved this place so much much we went twice on our trip! Staff is very friendly and gracious. Our son had an ice cream sundae with all the fixings and was offered more ice cream and toppings after he finished. The macadamia and pineapple ice cream is very good too! The selection of the different types of Mac nuts is... More 

Thank robS8499ID
San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very different experience. Staff is friendly and gave my family nuts from their pocket to crack it. Try to visit in the morning as you would be able to see the employees working on the machines to sort, crack, add flavors, etc. We went around 3-4pm and missed all that.

Thank Mr_AK_82
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Crack open your own Mac nuts. Watch the factory in operation -call ahead for hours of operation of factory. Store has normal hours. See and sample all of the varieties. They have some unusual flavor coatings the kids will love. People in the store are friendly and helpful in shipping presents to family and friends.

Thank Rob K
Los Angeles, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Nut Factory was about 15 minutes from Waikoloa. I had no expectations going in but wanted to visit a nut factory. I was blown away at how good it was. On the same day, I later went to the Mauna Loa Nut Factory and it made the Hamakua Nut Factory visit even better. The display as you enter is... More 

Thank ESQTeam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is so much better than its cross island competition. They have samples of all their flavors and the self guided tour/windows looking into the production area allow you to see the full process. The employees are helpful and will even ship large orders to your house direct from the counter. This place is worth the drive even from... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wide variety of macadamia nuts and local coffee to sample. I didn't know macadamia could be favored so many ways. They also have a variety of coffees to sample. I didn't try the ice cream.

Thank BonnieDee2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was the second macadamia nut tour we have taken. They did a very good job. They have a first rate video explaining the process. They have viewing windows where you can see some of the process. Today they were making brittle on huge marble tables. The staff were friendly and there were lots of samples to try. All in... More 

Thank Mark672
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoy factory tours and happened to near here so stopped in. The tour itself is not very long and you can only view a small section of the people working, behind glass windows. We still learned a lot though and would stop again. They have a large store area that you can sort of wander about, including an area... More 

Thank PurpleMN
La Crosse
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful assortment of nuts, sweets, and coffee. They use local mac nuts which is why we opted for Hamakua instead of the other company.

Thank Kate821

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