HONOLULU, Nov. 16, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 'Tis the season to celebrate the holidays with love, laughter, holiday cheer and of course Hawaii's most scrumptious gourmet shortbread cookies.
The Honolulu Cookie Company will offer more than a dozen new and limited-edition Christmas products to say "Mele Kalikimaka" (Merry Christmas in Hawaiian).
Cookies are baked fresh each and every day from a traditional recipe using only the finest ingredients and natural flavors from Hawaii including creamy macadamia nuts, rich Kona coffee, finely-shredded coconut and sweet, delicate Lilikoi (passion fruit). Each signature pineapple-shaped cookie is individually wrapped to preserve its oven-freshness.
The Mele Kalikimaka Tin will be one of this season's longest-lasting gifts that can be reused long after the holidays. The festive green and red tin holds 32 mouth-watering cookies in all 15 Hawaiian-inspired flavors.
No present will be quite as grand as the Holiday Extra Large Signature Gift Box; the perfect gift for family gatherings. The gift box is designed in Honolulu Cookie Company's signature pearl-green colors and includes a decorative Christmas tree design. The box contains 55 cookies in 15 flavors.
The newest gift of the season is the Mele Mini Bites Tin filled with crunchy morsels of bite-sized Chocolate Chip Macadamia cookies. This adorable tin is similar to its larger cousin that can also be reused and admired long after the cookies are enjoyed.
Back by popular demand this Christmas is the Mele Mini Bite Trio that includes miniature pineapple-shape cookies in popular flavors such as Chocolate Chip Macadamia, Lilikoi Chocolate Chip and the most decadent flavor of them all – the Chocolate Chocolate Chip.
"Holiday shoppers can pick up various Christmas gifts from keepsake tins and pineapple-shaped ornaments to traditional gift boxes," said Ginger Waters, Vice President of Marketing, Honolulu Cookie Company. "The Christmas collection is a great way to give a truly unique as well as delicious gift of Aloha."
Some ideal stocking stuffers are the Mele Kalikimaka Tote, Pineapple Ornament, Mele Mini Pop-Up Box and Mele Mini Bites all available for under $6.95.
Honolulu Cookie Company's premium shortbread cookies are featured in 15 unique, island-inspired flavors made fresh in Hawaii such as the Triple Chocolate Macadamia, Dark Chocolate Lilikoi, Mango Macadamia, Kona Coffee and Lilikoi Mango. Select cookies are embellished with dried mango, pineapple and Kona coffee beans.
This holiday's complete Christmas collection and retail prices include the following:
- Mini Holiday Gift Bag ($4.95)
- Pineapple Ornament ($4.95)
- Mele Kalikimaka Tote ($5.95)
- Mele Mini Pop-Up Box ($5.95)
- Mele Mini Bites ($6.95)
- Holiday Gift Bag ($8.95)
- Mele Mini Bites Round Tin ($11.95)
- Mele Mini Bites Trio ($18.95)
- Mele Kalikimaka Tin ($19.95)
- Mele Kalikimaka Gift Box
- (Available in small, medium and large) ($7.95 - $16.95)
- Holiday Extra-Large Signature Gift Box ($29.95)
All products will be available for the first time in stores and online by Thursday, November 15.
To receive online purchases by Christmas, orders being shipped to the continental U.S. must be placed by December 17. International orders must be placed by December 10.
Some gifts are available only online while others can be purchased both online and in stores. For more details, please visit www.honolulucookie.com or call toll free at (866) 333-5800.
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About the Honolulu Cookie Company
Since 1998, our premium shortbread cookies have been made from a time-honored recipe with Hawaii's freshest and finest ingredients such as creamy macadamia nuts, rich Kona coffee, island eggs and first-grade butter. We begin baking every morning at 5 a.m. in Honolulu and each cookie is individually wrapped to preserve its crisp, oven-freshness.
Some of our cookies are embellished with sweet morsels of dried mango, pineapple or Kona coffee beans while others are hand-dipped in premium, decadent chocolates. Our trademarked pineapple-shaped cookies are reminiscent of the love and Aloha unique to Hawaii.
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