Good News for Gluten Free: Macadamia Nuts Offer an Aloha Experience for Health Conscious Consumers

Royal Hawaiian’s GMO Free, Gluten Free, Sulfite Free Savory and Crunch Macadamia Snacks Provide Balance in Our Fast-Paced World

Hilo, HI, March 02, 2013 --( Royal Hawaiian Macadamia Nut, Inc., a subsidiary of the world’s largest grower of macadamia nuts announces the launch of Royal Hawaiian Orchards - a GMO free and gluten free manufacturer of seasoned macadamia nuts and fruit and macadamia crunches. Founded on three basic beliefs: Live Well. Live Long. Live Aloha. “Royal Hawaiian promotes a healthy and balanced lifestyle while infusing the spirit of aloha into everything we do,” said Dennis Simonis, President of Royal Hawaiian. “Our Royal Hawaiian brand of macadamia snacks honors qualities like balance and simplicity by being thoughtful about the food you put in your body and respecting nature's gift of food.”

Formally profiled as an indulgent crunch found in many desserts, macadamias proven and significant health benefits have been buried in confectionery treats until now. The rich, creamy nut boasts significant nutritional value and Royal Hawaiian Orchards has made it their mission to offer health conscious consumers this delicious snack to meet the demands of specialty diets, hormone free production and of course, those highly opinionated taste buds.

Now available nationwide and online, Royal Hawaiian Orchards introduces five perfectly seasoned macadamia nut flavors and seven fruit and macadamia nut crunches. The brand’s new crunch product seamlessly blend unique flavor combinations with the macadamias, including Mango Pineapple, Passion Fruit Orange Guava, Papaya Lime, Banana Nut, Kona Coffee Banana, Blueberry Pomegranate and Papaya Banana. Craving a savory snack? Royal Hawaiian’s whole macadamia nuts satisfy the palate with familiar flavors of Sea Salt, Wasabi Soy, Sea Salt and Cracked Pepper, Hawaiian BBQ and Maui Onion.

Though the taste alone moves one to a state of aloha, the sustainable production and real ingredients speak to the true ethos of the brand. “At Royal Hawaiian, we value the quality of everything used in our foods,” said Scott Wallace, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Sales. “So, we will only use wholesome whole foods that don’t contain sulfites, artificial colors and flavors, or other artificial additives. We source responsibly and use local growers whenever possible like the 100% Kona coffee beans in our Kona Coffee Banana Crunch. All products are GMO free, gluten free and cholesterol free.”

The Royal Hawaiian story spans decades of macadamia growing, beginning in 1948 with the founding of the Royal Hawaiian Macadamia Nut Company. While the look of the package and product offering has evolved over the years, Royal Hawaiian’s dedication to health, wellness and "living aloha" lives on to this day.

About Royal Hawaiian Macadamia Nut, Inc. Royal Hawaiian Macadamia Nut, Inc. creates and markets innovative, better-for-you branded products including fruit and macadamia crunches and seasoned macadamias. Distributed through health and nutrition stores, groceries and outlets, the tropical, GMO free and gluten free products connect consumers to the fit, active and attractive Hawaiian lifestyle. Royal Hawaiian Macadamia Nut, Inc. is the marketer for the world’s largest macadamia grower, Royal Hawaiian Orchards, LP, with orchards spanning over 5,070 acres on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Royal Hawaiian Orchards
Scott Wallace
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