We sometimes get asked whether Tiny Isle products are organic. The answer is, as far as certification goes, no. As far as food quality and food ethics are concerned, we believe we hold our products to as high a standard as any certified organic manufacturer. As anyone who owns a small business will likely agree, … Continue reading On Macadamia Nuts and Organic Certification
As many of you know, we also have a vanillery here on Kauai. This is the first big year for beans out of our vanillery, and we now have beans from our 2018 harvest available for purchase over at The Vanillery of Kauai. Products from the Vanillery
Deep in the wilds of Minneapolis Minnesota lurks a wily Chocolate Thief. A few days ago our friendly Minneapolis Tiny Isle customers arrived home to find to their surprise that their heavily reinforced package of macnut butters and truffles had been attacked. One side had been totally ripped off and a bag of 15 truffles … Continue reading The Chocolate Thief
Well, the official word is out, we’re no longer allowed to put love into our products. Just kidding…really we’re just not allowed to list “love” as in ingredient on our product packaging. We’ve had “love” listed as an ingredient from the beginning, and although we chose to remove it several months ago (in order to … Continue reading FDA: “Love” is not an Ingredient
The US Food and Drug Administration approved a request made by the Royal Hawaiian Macadamia Nut Corp. to use a health claim on their product labeling. We’ve long known that Macadamia Nuts are a healthy source of fat (due to it’s beneficial omega-3/omega-6 ratio) but retailers have not been able to make specific health claims … Continue reading FDA Allows Macadamia Nut Health Claims
What do you like to do with your Tiny Isle macnut butter? Instagram Contest August 1 – 21, winner is announced on American Eclipse Day, August 22 Post a picture of of your favorite or most creative way to use Macadamia Nut Butter and you could win a bunch of macadamia nut butter and a … Continue reading Enter our Instagram Contest!
In most Tiny Isle products, salt plays a subtle, yet critical role in enhancing the flavor of the foods we produce. For us, it is essential that the salt we use be 100% sourced from Hawaiian waters and made by a local business.
Simran Sethi is the author of the book Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of Foods We Love, named one of the best books of 2016 by the Smithsonian Institute.
It looks like we can add Macadamia nuts to the list of niche foods (like vanilla and chocolate) that are experiencing increased demand beyond what can be produced. South Africa is the largest producer of Macadamia nuts, so price news there will affect the entire market. It looks like in anticipation of a short supply … Continue reading South Africa Reports Rising Macadamia Nut Prices due to Short Supply
Here’s a recipe for a simple avocado salad that is really, mostly just avocado! Naturally, the success of this dish depends on having really good flavor and texture in your avocado. Use avocados that are ripening, but still firm enough to stay as chunks in the salad. If it’s too soft, you get a paste … Continue reading Tiny Isle Avocado Salad