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The Harris Agency LLC

November 12, 2013 10:00 ET

Say "Happy Holidays" the Hawaiian Way With Honolulu Cookie Company

Mmmmm…Mele Kalikimaka! The Islands' Favorite Cookies Are Ready to Give in a Beautifully Wrapped Holiday Collection -- Including a New Seasonal Flavor, Ginger Spice

HONOLULU, HI--(Marketwired - November 12, 2013) - Buttery, crunchy sweet and baked with aloha every day, Honolulu Cookie Company's pineapple-shaped shortbread cookies make simply ono-licious holiday gifts and treats.

Packaged in Island-style gift boxes, tins, ornaments and stocking stuffers, HCC's merry mele of gifts are available in stores and online starting Thursday, November 14. The cookies can be ordered at HonoluluCookie.com up until December 17 for delivery to the continental U.S. before Christmas.

For 15 years, founders Keith and Janet Sung have stayed true to their vision of a gourmet artisanal product infused with the tastes and textures of Hawai'i. Honolulu Cookie Company's trademark shape, the pineapple, is a symbol of welcome. The rich, crispy cookies, baked in Hawai'i daily, come in local tropical fruit, chocolate, macadamia nut, coconut, vanilla and coffee flavors -- 17 in all, including this year's limited edition, Ginger Spice. 

"Every year, we add new flavors to our original shortbread recipe, using Island butter, sugar, eggs and other local ingredients," says Ginger Waters, VP Marketing. "This holiday, we're excited to launch the Ginger Spice cookie, which is inspired by the Pacific spice trade, really gingery and available only for the next 6 weeks."

Equally exciting are Honolulu Cookie Company's sumptuous new gift packages in red and green Hawaiian quilt motifs. "The exclusive Mele Quilt design on our gift boxes and tins is available while supplies last," Waters says, "and our keepsake pineapple ornaments make great collectibles."

Honolulu Cookie Company's premium shortbread cookies' 17 unique island flavors include Triple Chocolate Macadamia, Pineapple Macadamia, Kona Coffee and Lilikoi Mango. Select cookies are embedded with jellied fruit morsels or coffee beans, or dipped in velvety gourmet dark or milk chocolate. The cookies come individually wrapped to keep them crispy fresh. You'll want to have a batch on hand for last-minute party favors and stocking stuffers. And don't forget Santa! His favorite flavors are…well, all 17.

Generous gift assortments come in the Mele Kalikimaka Tin (15 flavors, 32 pieces) and the large Mele Quilt Box (8 flavors, 24 pieces), including Ginger Spice. Ideal stocking stuffers and party favors are the Mini Holiday Gift Bag, Mele Mini Pop Up and Pineapple Ornament, very affordable at $4.95-$6.95 each. 

This holiday's complete Christmas collection and retail prices include the following:

  • Mini Holiday Gift Bag ($4.95)
  • Mele Mini Pop Up ($6.95)
  • Pineapple Ornament ($5.95) 
  • Mele Quilt (Medium) ($14.95)
  • Mele Quilt (Large) ($19.95)
  • Mele Quilt (X-Large) ($32.95)
  • Ginger Spice Tin ($16.95)
  • Mele Kalikimaka Tin ($22.95)

Available online or in store by special order:

  • Mele Cookie Basket ($32.95)
  • Mele Kalikimaka Basket ($140.00) 

To receive online purchases by Christmas, orders being shipped to the continental U.S. must be placed by December 17. International orders must be placed by December 10.

Some gifts are available online only, while others can be purchased both online and in stores (locations are listed below). For more details, please visit www.honolulucookie.com or call toll free at (866) 333-5800. 

Visit us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/honolulucookie) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/honolulucookie): @honolulucookie.

Make your season warm and bright with a taste of Hawai'i.

About the Honolulu Cookie Company

Since 1998, HCC's premium shortbread cookies have been made from the original recipe using Hawaii's freshest and finest ingredients. Baking begins every morning at 5 a.m. in Honolulu and each cookie is individually wrapped.

On Oahu, Honolulu Cookie Company has 12 retail stores, 7 in Waikiki, 1 at Ward Warehouse and 2 at Ala Moana Center: a Kiosk at Makai food court and a new, Mall-level holiday shop. On Maui, HCC has 2 locations, 1 in Shops at Whalers Village and 1 on Front Street, Lahaina; a third Maui store will open in the Shops at Wailea in early 2014, followed by their first mainland location in The Shoppes at the Palazzo, in Las Vegas. HCC cookies are also available at HCC's retail partners, including Volcano House on Hawaii Island; Neiman Marcus in Honolulu, Los Angeles and San Francisco; and DFS stores in Waikiki, the Honolulu and Maui Airports, Los Angeles Airport, San Francisco Airport and Guam.

Plus, folks are always welcome to drop by HCC's Honolulu bakery and adjoining retail shop to get cookies fresh from the oven.

Mmmmmmm…Mele Kalikimaka!

Since 1998, HCC's premium shortbread cookies have been made from the original recipe using Hawaii's freshest and finest ingredients. Baking begins every morning at 5 a.m. in Honolulu and each cookie is individually wrapped.

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