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.

GENERAL

Is it safe to consume King’s Hawaiian products during the COVID-19 epidemic?

Currently there is no evidence of food or food packaging being associated with transmission of COVID-19. Unlike foodborne gastrointestinal (GI) viruses like norovirus and hepatitis A that often make people ill through contaminated food, SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, is a virus that causes respiratory illness. Foodborne exposure to this virus is not known to be a route of transmission.

How should I store my bread when I get it home?

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

Why is the kosher symbol on some packaging and not others? Are they not all Kosher Certified?

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.)

How do you cut the King’s Hawaiian® Round Bread?

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).

Is King’s Hawaiian® still a family-owned company?

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.

What are some common Hawaiian Words and what do they mean?

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"

How can I apply for a job to be a part of your ohana (family)?

For more information on how to apply to be part of the King’s Hawaiian® `ohana, please navigate to our Careers section 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.

Do you offer tours at your bakeries?

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.

Do you have any restaurants outside of Los Angeles, California?

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.

How can I place an order for a cake?

You can call our main King’s Hawaiian Bakery and Restaurant on Sepulveda at (310) 530-0050. You can only place orders at this location. The Local Place on Western is on a first-come first-serve basis. For more information, please visit www.KingsHawaiianRestaurants.com.

Do you have Hydrogenated Oils in your products?

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

Do your products have HFCS (High Fructose Corn Syrup)?

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

Where can I find the best-by date for my product?

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 khcares@kingshawaiian.com so we can follow up with them. Due to COVID-19, some retailers may not be date coding our products in an effort to keep shelves stocked at the fast pace that consumers are buying bread. Please know the typical shelf life of our products is approximately 2 weeks. If you have any questions regarding a product you have purchased you may reach us at the above phone number or email address.

How do you read the code on the packaging?

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.

Is your packaging recyclable?

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!

Do you offer a Gluten-Free Product?

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

Can I find your products in Canada?

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.

I have a Restaurant or Catering Service and I would love to use your products. How can I get them on my menu?

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 khcares@kingshawaiian.com. Someone from our Food Service Department will reach out to you as soon as they can.

Do you have different flavors?

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.

What are some common ways people eat your Dinner Rolls?

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.

What are some common ways people eat your Round Bread?

Are there any Pork or any Animal By-Products in your products?

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.)  

Are your ingredients kosher certified?

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.)

How can I get money-saving coupons?

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

Do you have any Peanuts or Tree Nuts in your product or is there any way for cross contamination?

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.)

Can I eat your products right out of the package?

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.

How do you heat your products?

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.

Can I freeze your products?

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!

What is the best way to store your products?

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.

What if the stores near me do not have any of your products or are not listed?

If you ever have any trouble finding KING'S HAWAIIAN® products in the stores, please feel free to use our Store Locator tool. If you have additional questions, please don't hesitate to Contact Us at 1-877-MY-KHCARES [ 1-877-695-4227 ] or email us at khcares@kingshawaiian.com 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.

Where can I find your products?

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 Store Locator tool.

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

Still have questions?

We would love to talk with you.