Before you decide that you want to live full time the 50th State, think about what it’s going to cost you to eat. When we lived in Kaneohe, I would just cringe every time I went shopping for food.
On our first expedition while on our month long stay back home, we sought out Walmart. Now I know some folks are dead set against that brand, but when you can save a buck here and a few coins there, you do it.
Here’s what floored me on this trip, EGGS! Most fresh eggs are shipped in from the mainland. Can you see the farm name? Hickman’s Family Farm, and do you know where that is? ARIZONA! YEP!
You can find all sorts of treats in the supermarkets, like one of my favorite candies, Sesame Seed Candy, MMM! Usually these goodies are made with peanuts, but these are the bomb-diggity with Macadamia nuts. Note to self: need to figure out how to makes these. They’re ooey-gooey-chewy (watch your dental work) with that crunch from the sesame seeds and nuts. AND, can you see where these are made? My hometown.
Some other finds that I can’t get in the middle of the desert: Miko brand Scottish Bangers, Diamond Bakery Crackers and Cookies and Hinode Rice (no meal is complete without rice in Hawaii). I must admit, in less than 3 weeks, we blew through that 5 pound bag of rice.