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Our delicious licorice treat infuses gourmet traditions with the delightfully fresh taste of the Hawaiian Islands.

It's no secret, we’re huge licorice fans and have been passionately working towards launching the very first Hawaiian Licorice Company. The island of Oʻahu, with its gentle trade winds and tropical rains, have been a deep source of inspiration for each of our recipes. We believe we've created a perfect blend of rich, natural ingredients that provides a mouthwateringly delightful treat - with a texture that provides a soft bite and rich exquisite taste. 

 
 

OUR STORY

We're both mothers and foodies! From the beginning, we wanted to create a licorice that avoided all artificial ingredients and coloring - a delicious treat that is as lush as the landscapes of Hawaii. With flavors that represent both the classic licorice tradition, mixed with the vibrant Hawaiian culture that our families are an indelible part of. Vibrant, fresh and a healthy alternative to junk foods available everywhere we look.

Every last bite of our licorice treats are:

  • Vegan Friendly
  • GMO Free 
  • Low in Fat and Cholesterol 
  • Packed Full of Bright, Rich All Natural Flavors!
WHY WE ARE RUNNING A KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN

We want to share our island passion for licorice with candy lovers around the world. Reaching our Kickstarter goal would allow us to begin our first production run and continue our work creating new and exciting flavors. (We're currently working on perfecting our all natural orange and pineapple recipes and they're going to be so delicious!)

We've already finalized and tested the recipes for our first 4 flavors, designed our packaging, established our manufacturing partner, and sourced the best ingredients, now we just need your support. 

ULTIMATELY, OUR GOAL IS TO SET SAIL WITH ADVENTUROUS NEW FLAVORS.

If we surpass our original campaign goals, we'll be able to introduce new and exotic licorice flavors. In order to introduce a new flavor, a lot of work is needed to test, refine and source the right ingredients. Every licorice flavor has its own unique recipe - think of it as walking a tight rope while juggling tangy, sweet and fruity.  We're working closely with our manufacturing partner, who has been in the candy business for nearly 3 decades and operates all the fancy and expensive machinery needed to produce high quality candies. Our custom recipes, together with their technical know how in manufacturing and packaging, insures that every item we ship meets the highest standards for quality.

Below are some of the exciting flavors we hope to launch in the future:

 

(Postcards we'll mail to you from Hawai'i)

OUR 4 FIRST FLAVORS, BUT MORE TO COME!

To our international supporters: Because of the size and weight of our licorice boxes, we were unable to find a more affordable method of international shipping, therefore your added support would be greatly appreciated. If not, then if you're ever visiting our beautiful island of Oahu, we'd love to share our licorice with you!

PS: To celebrate the success of our campaign, we've decided not only to add 20% more licorice into every box, but to also extend the Early Bird special.

      

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

We've worked passionately to develop our custom recipes and are extremely proud of them. We've conducted a lot of test runs with our manufacturing partner and have created numerous sample batches during our development phase. With these samples, we've conducted taste tests with large groups to ensure that our products were beyond delicious. All of our all natural ingredients have been sourced and meet the highest standards, nothing less would be acceptable.

If the campaign succeeds overwhelmingly, we would need to increase our production. Our manufacturer has been in the business for decades and their ability to meet a higher demand is assured. Our biggest concern would be related to reward fulfillment and shipping. In order to mitigate any hiccups, we're using the United States Postal Service's flat shipping rates. Their shipping schedules are reliable within the United States, but once they hand off the packages to other international carriers, our arrival dates are somewhat less predictable. In order to prevent any bottle necks, we have a team of people that will come on board to support our Kickstarter campaign's shipping requirements.

We will update our progress on Kickstarter in order to keep everyone that is supporting our campaign in the loop, so if there are any unexpected bottle necks, everyone will be fully informed. We promise to keep all of our backers updated throughout the process and stay as transparent as possible.

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    A beautiful handwritten vintage designed postcard mailed directly from Hawaii thanking you for your support.

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    Rainbow variety pack. Receive all 4 boxes of our delicious and flavorful all natural licorice. You choose the flavors and we'll ship them to your doorsteps. (shipping is free within the USA) We'll also mail you a beautiful vintage designed postcard from paradise.

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    The Early Bird sees the sunrise. Receive 8 boxes of our delicious all natural licorice. You choose the flavors and we'll ship them for free if it's within the USA. We'll also mail you a beautiful vintage designed postcard from Hawai'i.

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    Double Rainbow variety pack. Receive 8 boxes of our mouthwateringly delicious all natural licorice. (2 boxes of each flavor OR mix and match the flavors you like) Spread some Aloha and share them with your family and friends! We'll also mail you a beautiful vintage designed postcard from Hawai'i. (shipping is free within the USA)

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    What’s cooler than our t-shirt or tote bags? Strutting around while eating our licorice in one. You’ll get our t-shirt or tote bag plus 4 packages of our delicious all natural island licorice. (mix and match the flavors you like) Shipping is free within the USA.

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    LAST MINUTE REWARD. Some backers have asked for an option to get a bit more licorice. You'll get 16 boxes of our mouthwateringly delicious licorice. Mix and match between our 6 available all natural flavors. (Shipping is free within the USA)

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    The Ohana pack (Family Pack). Winter is coming, but not to Hawai’i. Chase away the winter blues with the perfect tropical cure. 20 boxes of our divine, mouthwatering and yummy all natural licorice. (5 boxes of each flavor or mix and match the flavors you like) We'll also send you a beautiful vintage designed postcard direct from Hawai'i. (shipping is free within the USA)

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    T-shirt or tote bag plus the Ohana pack (Family Pack). Winter is coming, but not to Hawai’i. Chase away the winter blues with the perfect tropical cure. 20 boxes of our divine, mouthwatering and yummy all natural licorice. (5 boxes of each flavor or mix and match the flavors you like) We'll also send you a beautiful vintage designed postcard direct from Hawai'i. (shipping is free within the USA)

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    FOR INTERNATIONAL BACKERS ONLY: Because $78 out of the $170 will be used on shipping internationally, we wanted to add an extra 4 boxes, so you'll receive a total of 24 boxes of our divine, mouthwatering all natural licorice. (6 boxes of each flavor or mix and match the flavors you like) Because of the size and weight of our licorice boxes, we were unable to find a more affordable method of international shipping, therefore your added support would be greatly appreciated. If not, then if you're ever visiting our beautiful island of Oahu, we'd love to share our licorice with you! We'll also send you a beautiful vintage designed postcard direct from Hawai'i.

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