Mom and I spent yesterday afternoon dropping off gifts to friends, relatives, and clients. We wanted to stop somewhere for a little snack, a drink, maybe shave ice between gift giving…but nothing was open.
Until we swung by Liliha Bakery! I love this place. And so do many people ^_^
We made it there just in time, 15 minutes before they closed at 6:00pm for the holiday. Most of the baked good cases were quickly emptying out, though I spotted chocolate cake doughnuts, cream cheese jello squares, azuki bean muffins, and green tea rolls. A lot of whole pies were still available.
But the main attraction here is…COCO PUFFS!!! The bakery sells about 3,000-3,6000 coco puffs a day. Is that crazy or what? I remember growing up they used to be about $.85 a piece, now they’re about $1.30 each. And they seem smaller too. Or maybe that because I’ve gotten bigger. Haha. Definitely take a peek at this Star Bulletin article from 2000.
We got four coco puffs – one for each of us. Cool chocolate pudding, choux pastry and the world’s most wonderful chantilly: yolky, creamy and sweet with just the right hand of salt. I’d gladly eat the chantilly alone by the pound!
515 N Kuakini St
Honolulu, HI 96817