I learned that you can't visit Hawaii without stopping at Hilo Hattie. They even have a free shuttle that will pick you up and bring you to the store! They are great stores filled with clothing, accessories, nick knacks, and snacks. I wasn't too sure about the box of cookies they had, but I am so glad I went for it! I tried the purple box (macadamia nut cookies with chocolate chips) over the yellow box of plain macadamia nut cookies. The cookies are advertised as crispy, and they certainly are. Fortunately, they are not so hard that you're afraid of chipping a tooth. The cookies are so delicious (one-bite sized) that it is easy to eat the whole box in one sitting. I was able to control myself, though, and these cookies stayed fresh after one week of opening in the package. There were just the right number of chocolate chips in each cookie, but I could not taste the macadamia flavor at all. I will be sure to stock up on the purple boxed cookies next time I'm in Hawaii!
For more information, visit www.hilohattie.com. Cookies are available online for purchase. A seven ounce box is $4.99.