The sweet smell of Anahola Granola has been baking in small batches for the past thirty years. It’s now made in the quaint town of Hanapepe on Kauai’s west side and sold throughout Hawaii and on Amazon.
Note: Anahola Granola has a featured special for a limited time only. A four pack is $45.60. See details here.
Anahola Granola started operation during the Christmas of 1986 when Becky sold her homemade granola at craft fairs. From that first batch, the business grew into one of the best island treats you can find. Anahola Granola is now available throughout the islands and at select Costco stores in Hawaii.
While the small bakery is not big enough for visitors, we were able to get a tour during their Silver Anniversary five years ago. Walking inside is a feast for the senses. It’s like being Willy Wonka and having chocolate replaced by the sweet smell of honey and oats toasting.
We make granola at home and it takes work. What surprised us is that many of our cooking techniques are the same. The small group of bakers toast the oats on individual cookie sheets and then mix in the same type of containers that we use. That’s why Anahola Granola still tastes homemade. There’s a lot of care that goes into each package.
Becky credits her success to taking risks, having an entrepreneurial spirit, embracing the power of networking and surrounding herself with good people. Her enthusiasm and love for baking is contagious. As we left she handed us one of her relatively new MacaMania bars to try. It was a great energy pick-up for our next stop, Hanapepe’s Island Gym.
Which Anahola Granola is your favorite: Mango Ginger, Tropical, Original, Trail Mix or MacaMania?