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Kona Kay’s Buttery Mac Nut Brittle

The Tasty Island reader — and now my friend — Mr. “Kona” Wally, so kindly sent me a package each of Kona Kay’s Buttery Brittle, with one being Kay’s Coconut Mac Nut Brittle, and the other, Buttery Mac Nut Brittle. You don’t even need to open the package to know this is so gonna’ ROCK!

Yet I had to, and I did…

And? Dude. Sick. Decadent. Sinfully, insanely “onolicious”. All of the above. In fact, nah, you don’t want any of this stuff. Nah,  you don’t. I’ll eat it all for ya’. Seriously, this s#it is sick. Seriously, this is edible CRACK, where it’s so addicting, I couldn’t stop at just 5 bites of each flavor, let alone practically wiping out both packages in one sitting. It’s like a freight train of pure, unadulterated butter slammed head-on into a fighter jet loaded with bombs and missiles packed with sugar ‘n silky cream as its explosive.

Each adequately said “cracked slab” is a generous 3/8″ in thickness, giving your jaw quite a divinely satisfying cheek muscle workout as you chew through it. The Mac nuts of course give it that unique, exotic “Hawaiian” accent, while the coconut Mac Nut Brittle was especially my fave’, having a very genuine “coconutty” flavor, — as it should — being, well, there’s coconut listed in the ingredients!

I loved Kona Kay’s Buttery Mac Nut ‘n “Coconutty” Brittle so much, I created my own version of what their logo should look like…

“Get some!”

What? Kona Kay’s Mac Nut Brittle
Where did you get it from and how much? Farmers Market in Kona, c/o “Kona” Wally. $3.99 per 4 oz. package (given as omiyage)
Big shaka to: A freight train carrying a cargo of a gazillion pounds of butter slamming head-on into a fighter jet loaded with sugar ‘n cream-packed bombs and missiles; “choke” chopped macadamia nuts; coconut flavor is VERY “coconutty”; marketable logo design; making friends with my readers; Kona, Hawaii
No shaka to: n/a
The Tasty Island rating: 10 SPAM Musubi

Hawaiian Airlines Hawaii Map Circa 1976 > download high res’ PDF here

Related links:

Mrs. Barry’s Kona Cookies

Kona Potato Chips


6 thoughts on “Kona Kay’s Buttery Mac Nut Brittle

  • August 24, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    I remember given some to my aunt in San Francisco and the moment she bit in to it her tooth crack. Next day dentist. I still love the mac brittle but care in eating it.

    • August 24, 2014 at 1:00 pm


      In fact, when I tasted it, it had been sitting at room temperature, where it was more on the stick-to-your-teeth chewy side instead of how brittle is usually crack-hard. The instructions recommends it be kept chilled, so I put what little I have left in the refrigerator for later. Nom nom nom…

  • August 26, 2014 at 3:21 am

    Yeah, i just love all that kitschy old “golden-age” stuff – even though several decades ago is such a comparatively short time in the grand scheme of things, it seems like all that stuff are relics of some ancient history, long forgotten but for the random sounds and images that one finds in museums and the interwebs. Though it’s quite small and tucked in a corner, I actually really enjoyed the little NASM exhibition, they even have old “Hawaii Calls” clips from the ’40s and ’50s playing in the background.

  • September 5, 2014 at 9:55 am

    I’ve tried Kona Kay’s, and I think it’s the best nut brittle I’ve ever had. We ran into Kay at the Kona Swap Meet. She was giving out samples. I ended up buying six packages.


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