It wasn't but 15 minutes after jumping into the rental car to begin our MAUI exploration, that I realized I was missing something from my vacation suitcase! Darn! Well, thankfully, LONGS DRUGS could be found at strategic locations throughout MAUI!
We found MAUI MALL and picked up what I needed. We were still ahead of schedule, so I wanted to walk around and check things out in the mall. Just as we were commenting how nice it is to find what we needed in MAUI MALL, did I stop dead in my path. I had to look around and find an "OPEN" sign before getting overly excited! "THERE IT IS...!"
I noticed the "OPEN" sign well lit in the window and I stopped talking mid-sentence and ran into the store like a linebacker trying to force a turn-over.
I had to be careful and play it cool, like someone who has this everyday! What is "THIS" that I'm speaking about???...... It's GURI GURI!!!
If your taste buds have never enjoyed the pleasure of being tantalized by the taste of GURI GURI, then you certainly need to find a way to make it to "TASAKA GURI GURI" in the beautiful city of Kahului, Maui. TASAKA GURI GURI has been around for over 100 years in Hawaii at various locations, but all owned and operated by the TASAKA family. The family business has received numerous honors throughout the years and keep their recipe to this tasty treat under wraps!
The GURI GURI (to me) is like mixing ice cream and sherbet together. You get the creaminess of ice cream but the light, refreshing feeling of a sherbet.
Now, many people may panic seeing how small this tempting scoops (2 scoops) of pleasure may be, but this isn't the only size!
TASAKA GURI GURI offers a variety of scoops (the one I had was 2 scoops for
$ 1.88) to suit your craving. Today, we were lucky to get their signature flavors of strawberry and pineapple. You could choose to do ALL of one flavor, but I'm in MAUI for only a few days...so I want both of them!
The flavor was so perfect! Not one flavor overpowering the other but rather working together to create this symbiotic melody of "ooohs and ahhhs" as it first hits your tongue!
(I'm already drooling while writing this blog so I'm planning to pick another one up prior to leaving tomorrow!)
As you eat it, you'll notice just a little bit melting in the cup. Don't worry because this is my favorite part of the whole experience. At the very end when you finish off the GURI GURI, you should have just enough of it melted to polish it off and have a GURI GURI shot from the cup!
My Final Thoughts...
GO. TO. TASAKA. GURI. GURI. whenever your get to MAUI. Don't check into your hotel room, don't go and grab something to snack on. Do yourself the FLAVOR and head to MAUI MALL and visit TASAKA GURI GURI first! What better way to start off your day (vacation) than with this delightful, home made from a small business treat!
TASAKA GURI GURI
70 E Kaahumanu Ave,
Kahului, HI 96732
Tel: (808) 871-4513
Hours Of Operation
Monday - Thursday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am - 4:00pm