Our first day selling toffee, Onomea Scenic Route

Our roadside toffee stand

Our daughter enjoying the toffee stand 

Our family's confectionery store, 1920's

Our Story

The fifth generation recipe for our toffee originates from my great great grandfather who had a little confectionery shop in the early 1920’s.  Most members of our family know how to cook the toffee but no one has commercially sold it since my great great grandfather. 


Normally, family members would only make the toffee for gifts during the holidays.  However, my husband and I wanted to share our heritage toffee with others so they may have an opportunity to experience this absolute sweet and savory treat infused with pure aloha!




It all began by selling our toffee in a little stand on the side of a winding road through the jungle along the Hamakua Coast.  This was an exciting and enjoyable time for us and our four children.  We met hundreds of customers and were able to witness the enjoyment of others experiencing our toffee first hand.  


​Before we knew it, word of mouth accelerated.

Fast forward a few years later, and you can find our toffee in stores on the Big Island, Maui, Oahu, and Kauai.  In Hawaii, we like to call this "coconut wireless!"





We want every customer to know that they are getting an honestly made, authentic product that is created with the highest integrity and quality.  Everything is kettle cooked in small batches and using only the finest ingredients.  We strongly value and honor our family's method and tradition by 100% handcrafting, hand cracking, and hand packing our toffee.  We cannot thank you enough for all of your support.  It truly means the world to us! 



Warmest Aloha,

From the Big Island,  


Emily & Kegan Yuson

Emily & Kegan Yuson


Founder/Owner

Hamakua Toffee Company

Honomu, Hawaii