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Top 5 favorite Hawaii snacks: HAWAII Magazine Facebook poll results



Our Facebook ohana voted the ever-tempting malasada as top pick for favorite Hawaii snack. In Hawaii, Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) is also known as Malasada Day. It's easy to understand why. On that annual day of indulgence before the Christian season Lent, which stresses reflection and restraint, the lines are especially long at bakeries making the traditional Portuguese confection—a ball of sweet yeast dough, deep fried gold then coasted with sugar. Many members of our HAWAII Magazine Facebook ohana expressed a fondness for malasadas from Honolulu’s Leonard’s Bakery, but you’ll find the treat statewide. Some like ‘em filled with everything from sweet custard to haupia to lilikoi (passion fruit) creams. Malasadas taste especially good after a swim, snorkeling session or any sort of calorie-burning exercise or athleticism. A few years ago, the Honolulu Marathon’s organizers started serving up fluffy malasadas at the finish line for more than 20,000 runners completing the 26.2-mile course. Yum!

Click on the links below for the Top 5 results from previous HAWAII Magazine facebook ohana poll questions.

Top 5 places to watch a Hawaii sunset

Top 5 favorite scenic spots on Kauai

Top 5 Big Island scenic hiking trails

Top 5 shoreline spots for whale-watching

Top 5 favorite Maui swimming beaches

Top 5 favorite Hawaii natural wonders

Top 5 favorite Hawaii towns

Top 5 favorite filmed-in-Hawaii movies

Top 5 favorite Hawaii snorkeling spots

Top 5 favorite filmed-in-Hawaii TV series ever

Top 5 Hawaii parks

Top 5 Hawaii music artists

Top 5 favorite Hawaii valleys

Top 5 favorite Hawaii waterfalls

Top 5 favorite Hawaii plate lunch foods

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Photos: Page 1 - (top) shave ice, Tor Johnson/Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA); all other photos, David Croxford (HAWAII Magazine).

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