A Hawaiian snack is being made a big deal by tourists visiting the islands, as locals are taking to the streets to take part in a social experiment.
The idea is to introduce the island’s indigenous inhabitants to the mainland, and then offer them a choice between a bowl of rice, a sweet dish made of honey or coconut milk, and a meal of rice and sweet bread, or a bowl full of rice.
This year’s offering is called “Hakama, or Honey and Coconut,” and it is being offered at the island of Maui, which is one of the island nation’s main tourist attractions.
The island’s tourism industry employs more than 1,400 people, including the Maui Tourism Development Corporation.
“We have a large number of people that come to Maui each year, who come to take photos and have a taste of Hawaiian culture, and this is a good opportunity for them to taste the island culture and have some food with them,” said Maui Mayor Paul O’Malley.
Local media reported that this year’s offerings include rice with a sweet, spicy sauce, and coconut milk.
It is unclear what the offering will include.
Maui, with a population of more than 12 million, has a reputation as a paradise, and its beaches and historic ruins are a popular destination for tourists.
O’Malley, a former city councilor and mayor of Honolulu, said that he and other residents were concerned about the health of their residents who were on the island.
He said they were worried that the food and beverage industry could not guarantee its quality and that the health risks posed by eating Hawaiian food were well-known.
“I think it’s a shame that they would choose to participate in this social experiment, to try to get a taste and see if they can learn something from this,” he said.
“You have to look at it from the perspective of health.
If you eat a bowl that has no sugar, you are consuming far more sugar than what you would consume if you were eating a bowl with sugar.
That’s not healthy.”
The plan was announced in a press release by Maui’s tourism development corporation, Maui Island Enterprises, and Maui National Park.
The group plans to sell “Hawaiian Snack,” or honey and coconut, to tourists who come on Maui and the island at least once a week.
The effort is part of a national effort to educate tourists about Hawaiian culture and food.
The plan to offer the Hawaiian snacks at Maui was launched by the National Park Service in late 2016 and is being funded by a $25 million grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
The park service also funded the development of a tourism brochure and brochure posters.
Marem Fong, the Mauidou O’Ooi, a member of the Mauipo and O’Hana families, said she would like to share her version of Hawaiian food and culture with tourists, as a way to “connect them with the island.”
“The food is different than what they eat here,” she said.
“They are learning about the history of this island, about the people and their culture.”
O’Molals plan for the Hawaii snacks was first reported by The Associated Press in December.
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported that the plan is part in an effort to promote Hawaiian culture in Hawaii.
“There’s something about the food, and it’s not like they are eating a big bowl of ice cream,” said Fong.
“It’s a lot more than that.”
“It’s not the best food, but it’s an opportunity to get in touch with our culture and connect with our Hawaiian food, to learn about what we eat and learn more about the islands,” said O’Mollons wife, Jennifer O’Neill.