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Travel Tips

Don't miss the Taro Ko Factory for a unique snack experience. 1

Don't miss the swinging bridge and weekly art walk on Fridays. 2

Grab sandwiches to-go from Midnight Bear Breads for the hike. 3

Don't miss the Taro Ko Factory for handmade taro chips and the swinging bridge adventure. 4

Don't miss the full moon event for a magical experience. 5

Don't miss the Taro Ko Factory for a taste of local snacks. The swinging bridge offers a fun adventure for the family. 6

Check out the weekly art walk on Fridays. 7

Visit on Friday nights for Art Night. 8

Make a reservation in advance. Offers an eight-course tasting menu for dinner. 9

Introduction

History

  • πŸ“… Established: Founded in 1985 by Shoichi and Shizuko Nagamine
  • πŸ‘¨β€πŸŒΎ Founders: Shoichi and Shizuko were lehua taro farmers
  • πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘¦ Transition: Business taken over by their son, Dale Nagamine
  • 🏠 Building: Located in a former plantation-laborer home
  • 🍠 Original Product: Initially made taro chips for friends and family

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Products

  • 🍠 Taro Chips: Main product, seasoned with garlic salt
  • 🍠 Sweet Potato Chips: Available in regular or Li Hing flavor
  • πŸ₯” Potato Chips: Also available in regular or Li Hing flavor
  • 🍞 Breadfruit Chips: Seasonal product, available from August to January
  • πŸ’΅ Price: Approximately $5 per bag

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Visiting Tips

  • πŸ•°οΈ Hours: No standard hours; open until sold out
  • πŸšͺ Open/Closed: If the door is open, they are open; if closed, they are closed
  • πŸ“ž Call Ahead: Sometimes chips are only available for pre-orders
  • πŸš— Directions: Located on the biggest bend of Hanapepe Road
  • πŸ“ Signage: Look for a worn-down, faded green cottage

Customer Experience

  • πŸ‘¨β€πŸŒΎ Owner: Dale Nagamine, often seen frying chips
  • πŸ‘‹ Greeter: Stanley Sakoda, Dale's childhood friend, handles customer interactions
  • πŸ’¬ Reviews: Customers rave about the thin, crispy texture and garlic salt seasoning
  • πŸš— Popularity: Many customers buy multiple bags due to the delicious taste
  • πŸ“¦ Shipping: Will ship bags of chips anywhere in the world if you pay for postage

Location

  • πŸ“ Address: 3940 Hanapepe Rd, Hanapepe, HI 96716
  • 🏠 Building: Former plantation-laborer home, now a chip factory
  • πŸ—ΊοΈ Directions: Located on the biggest bend of Hanapepe Road
  • πŸ–ΌοΈ Nearby: Close to art galleries and stores in Hanapepe Town
  • πŸš— Parking: Limited parking available near the factory

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