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Awards & Recognition

National

1992 Entrepreneur Magazine — Selected one of 51 American Success Stories
1985 Food Processing magazine — New Product Award: Honorable mention for Hawaiian Crunchies, a mix of premium chocolate, macadamia nuts, and potato chips

 

Hawaii

2016 Honolulu Star-Advertiser: Hawaii’s Best Local Chocolate Store
2015 Honolulu Star-Advertiser: Hawaii’s Best Local Chocolate Store
2015 Best of East Hawaii — Best Candy/Cookie Company
2015 Best of East Hawaii — Place to Purchase Omiyage
2015 Best of East Hawaii — Best Chocolates
2015 Best of East Hawaii — Gift Baskets
2014 Best of East Hawaii — Place to Purchase Omiyage
2014 Best of East Hawaii — Best Gift Shop
2014 Best of East Hawaii — Best Candy/Cookie Company
2014 Hawaii Magazine: Readers' Choice Awards — Best Hawaii-Made Food/Snack To Take Home to Mainland
2013 Best of East Hawaii — Place to Purchase Omiyage
2013 Best of East Hawaii — Best Candy/Cookie Company
2013 Hawaii Magazine: Readers' Choice Awards — Best Hawaii-Made Food/Snack To Take Home to Mainland
2012 Best of East Hawaii — Place to Purchase Omiyage
2012 Best of East Hawaii — Best Candy/Cookie Company
2012 Honolulu Star Advertiser — Best of the Best: Cookies
2011 Best of East Hawaii — Place to Purchase Omiyage
2011 Best of East Hawaii — Best Candy/Cookie Company
2010 Honolulu Advertiser — Best of the Best: Candy and Cookie
2010 Best of East Hawaii — Place to Purchase Omiyage
2010 Best of East Hawaii — Best Candy/Cookie Company
2009 Honolulu Advertiser — Best of the Best: Candy and Cookie
2009 Retail Merchants of Hawaii — Big Island Retailer of the Year
2009 Best of East Hawaii — Place to Purchase Omiyage
2009 Best of East Hawaii — Best Candy/Cookie Company
2008 Best of East Hawaii — Best Candy/Cookie Company
2008 Best of East Hawaii — Place to Purchase Omiyage
2007 Retail Merchants of Hawaii: E-Commerce Retailer of the Year — State of Hawaii
2007 Best of East Hawaii — Place to Purchase Omiyage
2007 Best of East Hawaii — Best Candy/Cookie Company
2007 Retail Employee of the Year — Retail Merchants of Hawaii
2006 Best of East Hawaii — Best Candy/Cookie Company
2006 Best of East Hawaii — Place to Purchase Omiyage
2005 Best of East Hawaii — Best Candy/Cookie Company
2005 Best of East Hawaii — Place to Purchase Omiyage
1999 Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce — Entrepreneur of the Year
1998 Honolulu Magazine: Best of Honolulu — Best Mail-Order Gift
1997 Ernst & Young: Hawaii Entrepreneur of the Year — Manufacturing Category
1996 Rotary International Club — Employer of the Year
1996 Hilo Bay Rotary Club — Employer of the Year
1996 People’s Choice Award: Best Cookie & Overall Dessert at 8th Annual Dessert Fantasy — Chocolate Dipped Macadamia Nut Shortbread Cookie
1995 American Marketing Association (Big Island Chapter) — Marketer of the Year
1995 Hawaii Junior Achievement Hall of Fame
1994 Retail Merchants of Hawaii: Retailer of the Year — State of Hawaii
1993 SBA Small Business Person of the Year — County of Hawaii
1989 U.S. Senate Productivity Award — One of two recipients of the sixth annual award that recognizes efficiency, productivity, and product quality