Who knew snow could taste so ono?
Ono Sno ice cakes turned out to be a perfect post-surf snack that was as delicious as its name suggested. The refreshing sherbet came in a variety of flavors unique to island taste buds, including Kona coffee, pineapple and chocolate haupia (like a Ted’s Bakery pie).
We discovered these frozen cups of goodness in the least likely of places, too – in the back freezer of a Honolulu surf shop called Hawaiian Style. Indeed, an odd item for a surf shop to sell, but at the same time, an ingenious one! Several other customers entered the store to escape the mid-day heat, walking straight to the freezers with Ono Sno on their mind. What a great way to get customers through the door.
Ono Sno blends together two tasty flavors for a hybrid-like ice cake. The chocolate haupia flavor, as I mentioned, reminded me of those famous chocolate haupia pies from Ted’s Bakery – except in a frozen form. Definitely lighter, maybe healthier? Or not…but it was soooo ono!
Hawaiian Style just opened in December, near the Hawaii Convention Center and just minutes from Waikiki. They sell the typical surf shop stuff, like bikinis and board shorts. Hawaiian Style also happens to be the home of STABL, which lets surfers try out different boards for just $15 a day. After a surf sesh, though, Ono Sno is the way to go!
ONO SNO ICE CAKE • Hawaiian Style, 1714 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96814 • Opens Mon-Sun 930am-7pm
Posted by: Bruce Fisher on May 28, 2013