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Unique brittle is welcome hit for cookie business

  • O Hawai‘i Island Lava Bakers Brittle has grown popular through sales at warehouse stores.

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    Leslie Renom handles a tray of baked brittle, ready to be packed.

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    Sierra Souza monitors a depositor machine that presses the dough into thin sheets.

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    O Hawai‘i Island Lava Bakers Brittle comes in three flavors: passion fruit (front), coconut (middle) and brownie-macadamia nut, with more flavors planned.

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    Seamus Allen, left, chops macadamia nuts for a batch of brownie brittle at O Hawai‘i’s Kapolei facility.

The appearance of success often masks hardship and struggle, or, as Michael Ching of Hawaii Gourmet Cookies has described it, “hurdling fissures.” Read more

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