Aloha, we moved to the Big Island of Hawaii 6 years ago looking for an adventure of a lifetime. Leaving our successful jobs and good life in Tennnessee, needless to say, our friends and family thought we were crazy! LOL... We had no idea how we were going to be able to afford to stay longterm on the island, but we had faith we would figure it out. Soon realizing how difficult it is to find work here, we worked odd jobs our first year, then one of us started working at a macadamia nut processing plant full time. After a while we began to wonder how this big, beautiful, rich and buttery nut would taste in the family’s century-old peanut brittle recipe. As we made the first batch of macadamia nut brittle and poured out the molten candy, it began to bubble and slowly cover the pan. Looking like a lava flow as it moved, we finally tasted it after cooling. Amazed at how much different and (WAY) better it tasted with macadamia nuts, we immediately said, “Bet we can sell this and call it Big Island Lava Candy!” We had just started beekeeping a few months earlier after a friend caught us a wild bee swarm, so we tried adding our honey to the recipe and it got even better! We began by giving it to friends, asking them for feedback and everyone was like, “Yes, I would pay money for this delicious macnut brittle!” So excited, we began the process of creating our very own candy business! We started selling it at local farmer’s markets in March 2016, and now three years later we are being sold in 9 different businesses around the island. Thankful for our success and now job security, we can stay and enjoy the simple, slow-paced, beautiful island life. As long as Pele lets us that is... last year’s volcanic eruption was so large and quite traumatic for our island. But, that’s part of the magic here, constant creation and change in one of the most beautiful places on this Earth. We have worked very hard to be where we are now and a day does not pass without acknowledging how very blessed we are.
It started with Big Grandma’s (our great great grandmother!) peanut brittle recipe from Arkansas that is over 100 years old. We replaced peanuts with 100% Hawaiian macadamia nut wholes and halves (yes, I said WHOLES!). The volcanic soil/lava rock help make Hawaii Island macadamia nutsworld-renowned. We harvest fresh, delicious, organic, tropical flower honey from our farm’s beehives. Only the highest quality ingredients are added to create our amazing macadamia nut brittle! No preservatives or additives, only all natural ingredients! We make it in small batches, one pan at a time to preserve its unique, light and airy texture. This isn’t like most of the hard, mass-produced brittles on the market today. Our brittle is a labor of love for us and you can taste it in every bite! Big Island Lava Candy is the taste of paradise you will never forget. You will find yourself longing for more. We want to share it with everyone around the world, which is happening as tourists come here from all over. It’s such a pleasure watching faces light up after tasting a free sample. Please help us spread the word, enjoy our candy, make people happy and support our dream of living here in Hawaii. Keep dreaming your dreams and never give up on them-- ‘cause they can happen! Go to our website and make an order today!
Mahalo and STAY SWEET!