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Mrs. Barry’s Kona Cookies

We may as well nickname the Big Island of Hawaii “The Big Cookie Island”, as this now makes three AWESOMELY DELICIOUS cookies to hail from there.

As you’ve probably already tried them, there’s Big Island Candies Hawaiian Dipped Shortbread Cookies

Dark Dipped Coffee, White Dipped Chocolate & the original Chocolate-dipped Hawaiian Shortbread Cookies

Then there’s Maebo’s One Ton Chip Cookies

Maebo’s One-Ton Chip Cookie, with two One-Ton Chips next to it

Both super onolicious cookies, right? Well, enter Mrs. Barry’s Kona Cookie world…

You might look at them and think, “Looks like any other cookie to me.” But do not underestimate the AWESOMENESS that are Mr. Barry’s Kona Cookies.

I tried 3 different ones from the 12-cookie sampler gift pack, including this here Coconut Shortbread…

Mrs. Barry’s Coconut Shortbread Kona Cookie

And this here Coffee Crunch…

Mrs. Barry’s Coffee Crunch Kona Cookie

And this here Oatmeal Raisin…

Mrs. Barry’s Oatmeal Raisin Kona Cookie

And? OMG, again, just pure cookie AWESOMENESS! Super-duper crispy, like they were just cooled from the oven. Especially helped by the fact that each one is individually wrapped for freshness. Also noteworthy from a textural standpoint, is that they’re all very light and airy, not “doughy” or glutenous at all.

And each one SCREAMS what they’re supposed to taste like. The coconut shortbread, exactly as advertised on the palate, and so on and so on. It’s not like you bite into each one and have to guess what’s in it. You really, really TASTE what it is.

Add to that charm, there’s the caramelized sugar “burn” factor to each cookie, where they have that truly “fresh-baked” oven hearth depth and flavor profile.

Best of all, they’re not too sweet, nor rich tasting (at least not the ones I tried), where you feel like after one or two, you need to run 3 laps around Kapiolani Park. More like, after one or two, you wish you could eat the whole box all by yourself, they’re THAT addicting.

I can’t say anything more except, next time you go to the Big Island of Hawaii, make it a point to bring back some Mrs. Barry’s Kona Cookies as omiyage. Your family and friends will be absolutely delighted!

Huge mahalo to Diner JM for bringing back these yummy Kona Cookies for us. MMMMmmmm, COOOOKIEEEEEE.

What? Mrs. Barry’s Kona Cookies
Where? 73-5563 Maiau St, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, Phone:(808) 329-6055
Big shaka to (pros): Fresh-from-the-oven crispiness. Entirely distinguishable flavor. Nice variety. Individually-wrapped and nicely packaged. Great omiyage (gift) from the Big Island. Made in Hawaii (literally).
No shaka to (cons): Pricey (especially if you order online)

The Tasty Island rating:

(5) Superb. Worthy of repeat visits or purchases. (Broke Da’ Mout’!)

Related links:
KonaCookies.com – official website
Mrs. Barry’s Kona Cookies – Yelp user reviews
Big Island Candies Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies – The Tasty Island
Maebo’s One Ton Chip Cookies – The Tasty Island
Maui Manju & Pineapple Shaped Cookies (Honolulu Cookie Company) – The Tasty Island
Big Island’s Best: Holy’s Buttered Apple Pie – The Tasty Island

4 thoughts on “Mrs. Barry’s Kona Cookies

  • September 11, 2013 at 11:04 am

    Pomai, my cousins have trying to find in Honolulu a cookie company that make mochi cookie. It rice flour mix with wheat flour type of cookies. It came in chocolate chip and other type also. It was feature in Star Bulletin many years ago. I think is Ken Cookie or some other name not sure.

      • September 11, 2013 at 11:21 pm

        I found it Keith Cookie at 2130 N. King St. 808 847 4355. He make cookies with rice flour for gluten free. He was feature on Star Bulletin in 1999.


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