Lin’s Hawaiian Snacks became a household name in Hawaii and has been supported by the local community for more than 30 years. The family owned and operated shop offers every local snack imaginable, from dried seafood and fruits to rice crackers, gums, nuts and crack seeds (canned, candied fruits). The walls and shelves are lined with individually wrapped snacks ideal for gift giving, while the jars are filled with candy that can be bagged and sold by the pound. You shouldn’t go home without at least trying li hung mui, a salted dried plum that can be eaten either whole or as a powder. Lin’s has an entire section dedicated to Li Hung Mui-flavored sweets such as gummy bears, peach rings, and strawberry belts.
Lin’s Hawaiian Snacks, 401 Kamakee Street, Honolulu, HI 96814; +1 (808) 597-8899; linsmarkethawaii.com
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