Friday, December 21, 2007

2. Tasaka Guri Guri

The Tasaka Guri Guri Shop has been around so long my Grandparents remember it as kids. Since the 1920's, the Tasaka family has been producing a unique hybrid of sherbet & ice cream for Maui residents. The name "Guri Guri" is the Japanese pronunciation for goodie, goodie. Ever since their shop first opened, Guri Guri has been served in only 2 flavors: Strawberry & Pineapple. The funny thing is that neither flavor taste like it's label. The pink strawberry has a kind of perfume-y/buttery flavor and the white pineapple has this sweet milk-like flavor. Both of them melts in your mouth and it's oh so good. Or goodie. Legend is, a business man from California once proposed to buy the recipe off the family for a million dollars. The family declined and would rather carry this secret recipe to their graves. Now that's admirable.

Tasaka Guri Guri
70 East Ka'ahumanu Ave.
(right behind Longs Drugs)
Kahului, HI 96732-2176

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