Next on our stop was the Kauai Kookie Kompany factory store. Claire from Kauai Kookie Kompany must have been separated at birth! "I can't help myself. I have an uncontrollable urge to give people cookies!" she told me. She let us sample nearly every kind of shortbread cookie they make: original macadamia nut, Kona coffee, chocolate chip, guava, pineapple, mango, passion fruit, peanut butter, and chocolate espresso. They also make non-shortbread cookies: white chocolate macadamia nut, coconut krispies, chocolate chip, and rocky road.
The shortbread cookies were excellent- crispy with a great buttery flavor. The fruit flavors are very strong, and the passion fruit tasted artificial. My favorite of all were the coconut krispies. They had the great shortbread flavor and crispiness plus crisp rice mixed in- almost like Heaven's Cookies. Their regular chocolate chip cookies were very good, too, with plenty of chocolate and also very crispy.
Boxes are sold at Walmart and Costco. Cookies in bags are only at the factory store: $1.99- 5 ounce box; $2.49- 6 ounces bag; $3.29- 5 cookies. For more information and how to order, visit their website www.kauaikookie.com.