2-Dollar Indulgence: New Mini Uncle’s Hawaiian Ice Cream Sandwiches
Pick from a dozen flavors in this fun-size version of one of our favorite treats.
Photo: Christi Young
Late afternoon. You’re craving something sweet, but nothing so rich you’ll need to crawl under your desk for a nap or have to open that top button of your pants.
Today, the HONOLULU team fed our frozen-treat craving with Uncle’s Hawaiian Ice Cream Sandwiches’ new mini versions. We’ve loved the locally made sweet from its beginning at the Hale‘iwa Farmers Market, even naming it a Best of Honolulu winner in 2016. The regular 6-ounce ice cream sandwich can be a bit daunting to dig into by yourself. The new 2-ounce mini, which fits in the palm of your hand, delivers just a few bites of creamy goodness.
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Photo: Katie Kenny
There are a few things you should know. They are only available at Whole Foods Market on Queen Street near the bakery section in the same frozen cases that hold individual pieces of mochi ice cream and frozen macarons. Unlike Uncle’s original sandwiches, the minis are not individually wrapped. And the plastic containers provided to hold them are not insulated, so bring a cooler for transport. There are more flavors available in the minis than the original-size sandwiches. Today, we selected from matcha, spiced pumpkin, mud pie, double dark chocolate, honey lavender, cookies and cream, Chai of the Tiger, banana-flavored Funky Monkey, liliko‘i, bourbon pecan, strawberry and coffee. All deliver the rich, creamy goodness sandwiched between two soft cookies we expect from Uncle’s. And at $2 a pop, or six for $10, it’s worth it.
Left to right: liliko‘i, honey lavender, bourbon pecan, spiced pumpkin, mud pie and strawberry.
photo: christi young
$2. Available at Whole Foods Market Queen, 388 Kamake‘e, Suite 100, unclesicecream.com