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Oahu food

TAKE IT HOME You can carry chocolate-covered macadamia nuts back from your Hawaii vacation, but really, you can find those at home. Here are five better ideas, more distinctly Hawaiian and easy to pack. Hawaiian coffees: Kona coffee is the standard bearer, but every island in the chain produces a signature bean. Pure Kona is expensive, but Kona blends, sometimes flavored with chocolate, coconut or macadamia, are affordable. Or seek out a coffee from Kauai, Maui or Molokai. Oahu's coffee is called Waialua for the North Shore town where it's produced. Best place to buy: Longs Drugs stores, where one brand or another is always on sale for about $4 per 10-ounce bag.
Betty Shimabukuro
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