HONOLULU (KHON2) — Two popular local snacks have joined forces to create an exclusive, limited-edition ice cream pint.
Mauna Loa is known for its macadamia nut products.
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They announced that they are collaborating with the sherbert boutique Asato Family Shop in order to make one sweet and savory treat.
According to Danielle Laubenstein, Senior Director of Global Marketing,
“Last year for ‘April Fools’, our team put out a social media post of a Maui Onion & Garlic pint of our unbelievably dairy-free ice cream, and it performed extremely well,” said Danielle Laubenstein, Senior Director of Global Marketing.
She went on to explain.
“Everyone kept commenting that they wanted to actually try it. When thinking of a local partner to help bring this wacky idea to life, Asato Family Shop was the first to come to mind,” added Laubenstein.
Combining the very popular Maui Onion & Garlic nuts with Mauna Loa’s dairy free macadamia nut milk was a bold step.
The combination creates the first of its kind Maui Onion & Garlic (MOG) Macadamia Milk ice cream pint.
“Partnering with Mauna Loa on creating a unique new flavor is something that got us excited! Taking a bite of the frozen Maui Onion & Garlic Ice Cream is a delightfully familiar and foreign experience,” said Neale Asato, owner and Founder of Asato Family Shop.
It will be available for purchase at the Asato Family’s Scoop Truck which will be parked at 2057 Kalākaua Avenue in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi.
“Neale and his team at Asato Family Shop are always producing such innovative and delicious pints of local Hawaiʻi style sherbert; so, we thought ‘letʻs just have a little fun’,” concluded Laubenstein.
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You can get your hands on the new treat on Friday, March 31. The scoop truck will be serving free mini scoops and selling pints from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.