When I was a wee tyke, we lived in Hawaii. It was there that I was introduced to King’s Hawaiian bread. I ate it any time it was offered, and I do believe it was in the top five of my favorite foods. By the time we moved back to the mainland when I was 10 or so, King’s Hawaiian had also made the journey. I was very happy, as I would still have access to my favorite food, and it would help alleviate the homesickness.
Fast forward, like, 20 or so years. In the past couple of months, I’ve started seeing King’s Hawaiian bread products pop up in my local store. The first time I saw them I was all like “Whhhaaaaa?!?!?!?!?!” Could it be? Could this slightly sweet, utterly delectable treat have finally found its way to my Midwestern town?
For a while, King’s Hawaiian bread would be there, and then it would be gone for a while. I’d think I saw it, then it would vanish. I started to think that my mind was playing tricks on me. Then, as suddenly as it had appeared the first time, I saw it on a regular basis. I knew what had to be done. I had to introduce my friends to this wonder. Oh yes.
To do this, I decided to invite them over. We’d have some hot dogs and burgers, and they’d be introduced to one of my favorite things. It would be glorious!
Unfortunately, Mother Nature had other plans. With the outbreak of tornadoes in Oklahoma and Missouri, not everyone was able to come over. Why? Because lots of us work for non-profits and they were working this weekend, coordinating various efforts. That’s ok, though. We had a few people over, and they tried the delicious sandwich buns and hot dog buns from King’s Hawaiian.
Since, y’know, it is King’s Hawaiian bread, I went with a loose Tiki tropical theme. I started to go waaaayyyy overboard, but managed to reel it back in. Everyone thought the bread was delicious, and added a great layer of flavor to their sandwiches. Of course, my favorite was the way I dressed my burger. I took a veggie burger patty, added smoked provolone, ripe, locally grown tomatoes, avocado, homemade mustard, and mayo.
Now that I know where they’re hiding this delicious tastiness, I will be on the lookout for it!
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