Travel Eats: Costco in Hawaii
Who doesn’t stop by a Costco when they are traveling? Derek and I walked over 1 hour to get to the one in Hiroshima in Japan when we saw it when riding the train. We are not crazy! I swear… Just a little obsessed with Costco. Teehee…
I will have to admit, we visited Costco a few times while we were in Hawaii. The first time was to scope out the goods while grabbing some snacks to munch on. The second time was for more snacks. The last time was right before we going to the airport to stock up on chocolate covered macadamia nuts and any chocolate items (we did not want them to melt so we waited until the last day).
When we walked into each Costco, there was always an entire section that screams “local specialty souvenir gifts” with boxes of chocolate in dozen variety packs, cookies, macadamia nuts, candies, Hurricane popcorn, etc. These were displayed right in front near the registers. This was where I went crazy thinking about all the goodies I wanted to purchase and trying to fit everything in my suitcase.
Walking through the store, we noticed products such as li hing mango slices, li hing strawberry sour belts, shrimp chips, lomi salmon, misozuke butterfish and kalua pork that we wished woudl be available at the mainland Costco’s. Too many cool Hawaiian items!
The food court was situated outside (in front of the entrance). After scanning their menu, we realized the only item we did not have in San Francisco was their gelato! And of course, we had to try it. The options included strawberry, stracciatella and chocolate. We ended up getting a scoop of each. The stracciatella was my favorite since it wasn’t way too sweet.
More on Yelp: http://www.yelp.com/biz/costco-iwilei-honolulu