FAQs

Everything you need to know about King's Hawaiian Sweet Bread that's ever been asked is below. Just click on your question and the answer will pop up.

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It is best to store King’s Hawaiian bread products in a cool, dry place.

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All of the ingredients we use in our products are Kosher Certified. Our kosher certification is KD (Kosher Dairy) because we use dairy in our Hawaiian breads and rolls. Due to the strict requirements necessary for KD certification, some of our products -- namely, those most likely to be used with meat products at home -- are not able to carry the KD seal. So although all of our bread and rolls are made with the same kosher certified ingredients and produced in the same bakeries, only our non-sliced products are eligible for the certification symbol. 

(This applies to KING’S HAWAIIAN® bread and rolls (Original Hawaiian Sweet, Honey Wheat and Savory Butter varieties) available in grocery stores nationwide and not to our retail bakery items sold in our Torrance, California restaurants and bakeries.)

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Any way you want! The most common way of eating our bread is by tearing directly into it. This is how most people have been eating it for over 60 years, making a knife unnecessary. 

If you would like to make French Toast or other recipes requiring the Round Bread to be sliced, just use a sharp bread or serrated knife and gently cut back and forth at the desired width. Please be sure not to press too hard on the bread as it is delicate. Please enjoy! 

If you would like to make a bread bowl for your dip, such as Spinach Dip, start by finding a bowl smaller than the Round Bread and use that as a guide to create a clean-cut circle. Use your bread or serrated knife to cut all the way down then pull out the middle. Cut the middle piece leaving about 2 inches from the bottom and place it back inside the bread bowl followed by your dip. Cut and toast the rest of the middle part and serve on the side. This will be the hit of every party! Check this video for a visual (at 1:32).

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Yes! The story began with Robert R. Taira in the 1950s when he opened his first bakery in Hilo, Hawaii. This is where the Original Hawaiian Sweet Bread Recipe was created. Three generations later, the Taira `ohana (family) is still running the company with the same vision and mission of their father and grandfather, remaining uncompromising in their commitment to quality, integrity and spreading the Aloha Spirit, the graciousness of Hawaii.

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a. Aloha Spirit- An expression of unconditional hospitality and kindness; a gracious and happy spirit that is shared freely without hesitation 
b. Aloha- Hello, Goodbye, Greetings, Love
c. Mahalo- Thank You
d. Ono- Delicious, Yummy
e. `Ohana- Family, Extended Family
f. Mele Kalikimaka- Merry Christmas
g. Hau`oli Makahiki Hou- Happy New Year
h. Kokua- Help
i. Honu- Turtle
j. Hau`oli Lā Hānau- Happy Birthday
k. Pupus- Appetizers 

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We think this top-cut makes it easier for you to enjoy your hot dog. Whether you prefer chili, sauerkraut, or simply ketchup and mustard, the top-cut buns keep all your favorite flavors together in every bite! This New England Style cut is perfect for serving your favorite grilled sausages, and provides the classic savory and sweet combination that everyone loves. We hope you love them too!

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For more information on how to apply to be part of the King’s Hawaiian® `ohana, please scroll over the About Us tab and click on Careers to search for all of our open opportunities. There you will be able to search by location and even apply! We wish you the best of luck.

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We would love to give tours of our Hawaiian Sweet Bread bakeries. However, because we are a food facility, we cannot give tours to the public. You can tune into the Food Network Unwrapped: Easter Episode for a behind the scenes look into our sweet bread facilities.

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We are so happy that you would like to taste local Hawaiian food and bakery items in your area. At this time we only have two restaurants/bakeries located in Torrance, California. 

For more information, please visit www.KingsHawaiianRestaurants.com.

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No! We do not have Hydrogenated Oils in our products! We hope you continue to enjoy them!

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No! We are happy to let you know that we do not use HFCS in our products. What sweet news!

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The best-by date is usually found on a sticker placed on our packaging by the retailer. Some stores circle the calendar on the back of the packaging. The sticker might say bakery, deli, or the store name. The best-by date is determined by when the retailer receives our products, and so they would know that exact date. If you do not see a best-by date, please feel free to Contact Us at 1-877-MY-KHCARES [ 1-877-695-4227 ] or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we can follow up with them.

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The code on our packaging is actually not the best-by date but an internal code that we use. If you are looking for a best-by date, please see question below.

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Mahalo for caring for our planet! We are happy to inform you that all of our packaging from our bags and trays to our clip closures are completely recyclable!

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We are happy that you are interested in our products. At this time we do not offer gluten-free sweet bread.

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We are thrilled to inform you that our Original Hawaiian Sweet rolls will be available at Save-On-Foods in Western Canada starting early November 2018. Visit https://www.saveonfoods.com/pd/stores/ to locate our products nearest to you.

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We are so happy that you want to add a touch of sweetness to your menu. King’s Hawaiian® products can typically be ordered through your local food service providers such as Sysco and US Foods. Should you need any further help, please feel free to Contact Us at 1-877-MY-KHCARES [ 1-877-695-4227 ] or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Someone from our Food Service Department will reach out to you as soon as they can.

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Yes! We are the Original Hawaiian Sweet Bread makers and offer three distinct flavors. Our most popular is the classic Original Hawaiian Sweet. This is our signature recipe from the 1950s and is the base for our other two flavors: Honey Wheat and Savory Butter. We introduced Honey Wheat in the 1980's - as a healthier alternative - and Savory Butter in 2002. All of our products have a soft and fluffy texture with just the right amount of sweetness. We hope you try and enjoy each and every one of these flavors.

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The most common way is to eat them straight out of the bag! These, as well as most of our products, rarely make it to the table! Others, both kids and big kids squish their rolls into a ball or perfect square. So, if you are an adult and doing this… don’t worry you’re not alone! Other fun and easy ways to enjoy our rolls include making sliders with recipes like the Mini Baked Ham Sandwiches or Lil’ Kahuna Sliders.

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The most common way is by tearing into the bread and eating it just the way it is! People enjoy the recipes that you can make with it as well, which includes French ToastPull ApartSpinach Dip and Bread Pudding

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We are happy to inform you that the only animal-based ingredients we use are Eggs and Dairy Products. Besides those two ingredients, everything (including the Enzymes and Mono-& Diglycerides) is vegetable-based. Our bread products do not contain pork.  

(This applies to KING’S HAWAIIAN® bread and rolls (Original Hawaiian Sweet, Honey Wheat and Savory Butter varieties) available in grocery stores nationwide and not to our retail bakery items sold in our Torrance, California restaurants and bakeries.)

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Yes! All of our ingredients are Kosher Certified. 

(This applies to KING’S HAWAIIAN® bread and rolls (Original Hawaiian Sweet, Honey Wheat and Savory Butter varieties) available in grocery stores nationwide and not to our retail bakery items sold in our Torrance, California restaurants and bakeries.)

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Join our King’s Hawaiian Club Once you sign up, you will receive fun ideas, onolicious recipes, special offers, contests, and so much more!

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No. We are thrilled to inform you that it is safe for anyone with a nut allergy to enjoy any King’s Hawaiian® Hawaiian Sweet Rolls and Bread in our orange packaging. Our products as well as our production lines are all nut-free.  

(This applies to KING’S HAWAIIAN® bread and rolls (Original Hawaiian Sweet, Honey Wheat and Savory Butter varieties) available in grocery stores nationwide and not to our retail bakery items sold in our Torrance, California restaurants and bakeries.)

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Yes! Our products are ready to eat as they are fully baked. In fact, most people say our bread and rolls don’t even make it to the table because they tear into it right away. Most of our products have an ovenable tray or tin, but don’t let that fool you…this is just so you can easily place them in the oven and enjoy them warm. See the question below for directions on how to heat our products.

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We are so happy that you are interested in our Sliced Bread and hope that you enjoy it sliced as much as we do. This particular product has been introduced to the following states: California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Tennessee. We hope to offer this product everywhere in the next few years, but in the meantime, it will be available for purchase through the KING’S HAWAIIAN Online Store here.

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If you have a tray or tin in the packaging, keep all the product inside the container and just remove the plastic wrapping! Place this into a preheated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 2-3 minutes for the rolls and 3-5 minutes for the bread, depending on how warm you want it. You will then have a sweet smelling home to enjoy your rolls. You can also microwave the rolls for about 5-10 seconds in standard microwaves by wrapping it in a damp paper towel.

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Yes. However, if you plan to eat our bread within a week or two, you don’t have to freeze it. We recommend storing our bread in a cool and dry place. If you would like to keep the product longer than that, you can freeze it. When you are ready to eat it, just set it on the counter for a few hours to thaw out, then enjoy!

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We recommend storing our bread in a cool and dry place like the pantry. This will ensure that your product will stay as fresh as possible.

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If you ever have any trouble finding KING'S HAWAIIAN® products in the stores, please feel free to Contact Us at 1-877-MY-KHCARES [ 1-877-695-4227 ] or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. You may also ask your local store manager to order our products or you can purchase them from the KING’S HAWAIIAN Online Store here.

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You can usually find KING'S HAWAIIAN® products at your local grocery or food retailer store. Look for us in the deli or in-store bakery section as we are a specialty item. To find a list of stores near you, click on the Find Us tab. 

You can also find some of our products in the KING’S HAWAIIAN Online Store here.

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Yes, for low-temperature cooking, such as baking, you may use King's Hawaiian Sauces as a marinade.

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Our sauces have a 12 month shelf life from the date of production.

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Our King's Hawaiian BBQ sauces pair perfectly with most of your favorite meats including chicken, steak, ribs, hamburgers, pork, hot dogs, French fries or sausages.

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Yes, we recommend that our King's Hawaiian sauces be refrigerated after opening.

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Our BBQ sauces are not certified kosher.

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Yes, our Light Roasted Kona Coffee BBQ Sauce contains real coffee.

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Our Light Roasted Kona Coffee BBQ Sauce contains approximately 2mg of caffeine per bottle.

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Yes, our Smoked Bacon BBQ Sauce contains real bacon.

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We are happy to inform you that there are no preservatives in King's Hawaiian BBQ sauces.

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Our Smoked Bacon BBQ and Big Island Lava varieties contain peppers.

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We are thrilled to share with you that our sauces do not contain High Fructose Corn Syrup.

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We are happy to share that there are no artificial ingredients or flavorings in our King's Hawaiian sauces.

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The Original Sweet Pineapple and Smoked Bacon varieties do contain soy. However, the Light Roasted Kona Coffee and Big Island Lava varieties do not contain soy.

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We are happy to inform you that our BBQ sauces do not contain MSG.

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No, our BBQ sauces do not contain nuts. However, our sauces are produced in a facility that also produces foods that contain nuts.

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No, our BBQ sauces do not contain eggs. However, our sauces are produced in a facility that also processes milk and egg products.

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There are four ono (delicious) flavors for you to enjoy: Original Sweet Pineapple BBQ Sauce, Smoked Bacon BBQ Sauce, Light Roasted Kona Coffee BBQ Sauce, and Big Island Lava Sauce.

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Our Jalapeño Rolls have a 14 day week shelf life. We ensure our product tastes fresh if consumed before the expiration date that was placed on the product by your retailer.

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Yes, King’s Hawaiian Jalapeño Rolls use all natural herbs and spices with no artificial flavors.

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Yes, Jalapeño Rolls are made from our Original Hawaiian Sweet rolls and we’ve added real jalapenos to give a mild heat to our rolls along with fresh vegetables, natural herbs and spices for great flavor.

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We are happy you’re interested in trying our Jalapeño Rolls! This is the first year that we’ve launched our Jalapeño Rolls nationally at retail stores. Please refer to our product locator to find the closest retailer near you: http://www.kingshawaiian.com/find-us/. You are also welcome to reach us at 877-MY-KHCARES for help.

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Our Jalapeño Rolls are perfect for those who crave a mild heat while enjoying the aromas from our other fine ingredients.

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Yes, our Jalapeño rolls are made with real Jalapeños and green chilies.

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Yes! Ingredients used in our Jalapeño Rolls is Kosher Certified.