Thursday, May 15, 2008

Cookies from Honolulu Cookie Company and Puffs from Beard Papa's

Our good friends RB just came back from their Hawaii vacation and gave us these wonderful cookies. Their flavors were Kona coffee, chocolate dip macadamia nut, pineapple macadamia nut. I like these pineapple shaped shortbread cookies a lot, they were crisp and tender at the same time, so yummy!

Honolulu Cookie Company: Hawaii shortbread cookies (uncovered) Honolulu Cookie Company: Hawaii shortbread cookies (unwrapped)
Hawaii shortbread cookies: Kona coffee, chocolate dip macadamia nut, pineapple macadamia nut


When I checked their website, I saw that they also offer more other flavors. I have my eyes on the chocolate ones, I guess I have to wait until the weather is a little bit cooler to prevent them from melting.

RB also sent us this wouth-watering picture below. In addition to the ones on the photo, they also tried the breakfast style savory puffs filled with egg, cheese with bacon or sausage. They said that the savory puffs from Beard Papa's were good. In case you are curious, my friends took the picture at the Waikiki Beach Beard Papa's location. I wish the stores in NY will have these too soon.

Beard Papa's: Savory flavor - egg salad, chicken salad, imitation crab salad, tuna salad
Savory puffs: egg salad, chicken salad, imitation crab salad, tuna salad


I love Beard Papa's cream puffs, they were excellent and had a unique combination of crunchy crust and spongy texture inside. As mentioned on their website, the texture was created from their patented two-layer pastry recipe, a pie-crust inspired outer shell and a French choux pastry inner shell.

I think we had tried all flavors that are listed on their website: vanilla, chocolate, green tea, coffee, earl grey tea, pumpkin, strawberry, eclair and mont blanc. We even tried the ones that are not listed: cookie crunch vanilla and sesame. I love them all, but my favorite one is mont blanc. It was divine, a perfect taste combination between the smoothness of their original vanilla custard and the creaminess of French chestnut cream.

Beard Papa's: Vanilla cream puff (in paper wrap)
Vanilla cream puff

Beard Papa's: Vanilla cream puff (sliced) Beard Papa's: Chocolate cream puff (sliced) Beard Papa's: Green tea cream puff (sliced) Beard Papa's: Coffee cream puff (sliced)
Vanilla, Chocolate, Green tea, Coffee cream puffs

Beard Papa's: Earl grey tea cream puff (sliced) Beard Papa's: Pumpkin cream puff (sliced) Beard Papa's: Strawberry cream puff (sliced) Beard Papa's: Eclair
Earl grey tea, Pumpkin, Strawberry cream puffs and Eclair

Beard Papa's: Mont blanc Beard Papa's: Mont blanc (sliced) Beard Papa's: Cookie crunch vanilla cream puff Beard Papa's: Sesame cream puff (sliced)
Mont blanc, Cookie crunch vanilla cream puff and Sesame cream puff


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Honolulu Cookie Company
http://www.honolulucookie.com/

Beard Papa's
http://www.muginohousa.com/

2 comments:

JT said...

I am so jealous...

I love those cookies and Beard Papa's.

Now I feel like I need to visit Beard Papa's even though I just had the Honolulu cookie.

J said...

These cookies are freakin awesome! They have a facebook page now and posts cool offers and discounts at times. Friend them! :)