King's Hawaiian

King's Hawaiian Sweet Breads Review

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I LOVE bread. Not only do I love bread, I also love rolls, bagels, buns and sweet rolls. Growing up, my mother would make the best refrigerator rolls for Thanksgiving dinner and they would not last long around our table. I think that the reason I love bread so much is that it is filling and you can do so much with it too. Because of all the different manufacturers out there, it is hard to chose a favorite brand of bread but today, I have one brand to introduce to you that I am just in love with!
King's Hawaiian is a bakery that was founded in Hilo, Hawaii by a Hawaiian-born son of Japanese immigrants...Robert Taira. His bakery didn't start out as King's Hawaiian though, but was named Robert's Bakery and from there, it evolved into King's Hawaiian. Here is a bit more about the history of this fantastic bakery...maker of some of the best sweet bread on the planet!

Since our humble beginnings in 1950 in a little town called Hilo, on the “big island” of Hawaii, we have remained committed to quality, integrity and Aloha Spirit. Our Original Hawaiian Sweet, Honey Wheat and Savory Butter Dinner Rolls are perfect for any family meal, holiday celebration, or barbeque. Our breads now include Mini Sub Rolls, Sandwich Buns, Hot Dog Buns, and Hamburger Buns.

"Ours was the very first Hawaiian sweet bread. And through the decades, my family has made it their mission to ensure that our bread and rolls remain true to the spirit of the original." ~Robert R. Taira, Founder

I have heard of King's Hawaiian Sweet Bread in the past, but have never tried it. I cannot tell you why I have never tried it but after today, I am sorry that I didn't! When I asked my mom about this brand, she raved about how it is the best bread she has ever tasted...WHY didn't I know about this before?? Needless to say, I was thrilled when given the opportunity to review King's Hawaiian and see for myself what I have been missing.
So, for this review I was sent a HUGE bag of King's Hawaiian breads and rolls to try. Upon opening my box of bread, I could smell it and my oh my...my mouth was watering!! I pulled out King's Hawaiian Sliced Bread, Round Bread, Mini Sub Rolls, Sandwich Buns, Hot Dog Buns, Hamburger Buns and dinner rolls.
My daughter joined me in the kitchen and saw me opening all the colorful packages. She shares her mommy's love for bread and promptly asked for a piece of bread and butter. The first thing I noticed was how thickly sliced the bread is. I love a good sized piece of bread and King's Hawaiian definitely knows how to slice their bread perfectly!
Hannah LOVED the bread, as did I. It had such a great flavor...just enough sweetness and not so soft that it squishes when you spread butter on it. Just look at that face...can you tell she is enjoying her special treat??

Right away, I knew I would have to make a special dessert with my King's Hawaiian Sweet Bread and so I chose to make Bread Pudding. Because the bread was sweet, I just knew it would make a fantastic addition to my bread pudding recipe! I wanted to share that recipe with you all. Enjoy!

King's Hawaiian Bread Pudding With Lemon Sauce
4 slices King's Hawaiian Bread, buttered and cut in squares
1/2 c. sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. milk
Cinnamon or nutmeg (opt.)

Place bread in bottom of 8"x 8" pan. Beat eggs and sugar; add other ingredients and pour over bread. Sprinkle with cinnamon or nutmeg. Bake at 300 degrees for 40 minutes or until set. Serve warm with Lemon Sauce.

Lemon Sauce:

1/2 c. sugar
1 tbsp. cornstarch
1 c. boiling water
2 tbsp. butter
3 tbsp. lemon juice
Pinch salt

Mix sugar and cornstarch, pour in boiling water. Boil 5
minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in
the butter and lemon juice. Stir until butter is melted.
Serve warm. Serves 4 to 5.
One thing that I loved about this bread was that it was super easy to slice. It didn't squish and mash together under the knife while I was slicing it and so it made for such a fluffy dessert! The sweet bread was SO perfect and added such a better flavor than plain white bread!!
My family LOVED it...and it is a new favorite around here. Check out King's Hawaiian online for more fun recipes using King's Hawaiian breads and rolls!
The newest additions to the King;s Hawaiian line are the Mini Sub Rolls, Sandwich Buns, Hot Dog Buns and Hamburger Buns. The hot dog buns are sliced across the top, rather than the side which is pure genius...why hasn't anyone else thought of this?? It makes perfect sense to me and I am so glad that these buns are made this way!

So, I'll bet you are wanting to know where you can find King's Hawaiian? Check out their store locator on their website or you can just shop online to make things a bit easier. Prices vary depending on how much of which type of product you would like.
If you would like more information on King's Hawaiian, visit them on their website or stop by their Facebook Page and follow them on Twitter. Make sure you never miss new recipes, coupons or new products ever again!!

So, in my opinion...King's Hawaiian is a fantastic brand! I love the sweet bread...there is just nothing else like it anywhere! The fluffy and sweet texture is perfect and makes a satisfying snack anywhere...anytime! I would definitely recommend that everyone try King's Hawaiian and see what you have been missing...you won't be sorry!

Disclaimer: I received no monetary compensation for this post. I did receive free King's Hawaiian Products for review purposes. All quotes and stock photos are from the King's Hawaiian website, email and Facebook Page. All thoughts and opinions are 100% mine.

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