Monday, June 25, 2012

Chocolate Wall: Smoke & Stout Caramel Bar

A new chocolate bar from Vosges is always a welcome treat. They take Rogue's Chocolate Stout beer, Alderwood smoked salt, burnt sugar caramel  and put in a base of dark chocolate. 

Your senses of sight, smell, and taste will collectively surrender to the inebriating potion that spills out of this chocolate bar. Rich, dark chocolate stout and Alderwood smoked salt are combined with soft, oozing caramel and encased in deep, dark chocolate.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Pekelo's Coffee at 4th Friday Paia town party

Tonight, Pekelo's coffee will be sampling their 100% Maui Red Catuai Coffee at Mana Foods inside at the bamboo demo bar. Paia is having their 4th Friday celebration and there will be special events throughout the different shops and restaurants.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

EMPOWERING HAWAIIs YOUTH through social entrepreneurship

Please support 808 URBAN'S newest youth arts workshop by making a donation to help cover costs, and/or reposting this post to help spread the word. link for more information and to donate:> There is only 1 month left of this campaign!

808 Urban is able to offer FREE urban arts and culture workshops to Hawaii's youth because of community support. Make a donation and receive a handmade sticker by one of our students. Make a larger one and receive a tshirt designed by students. Make even a larger one, and receive all of the above plus a limited edition print of the 808 Urban mural called "Tongan Boy", by 808 Urban founder and Graffiti artist PRIME. All donations go toward empowering Hawaii's up and coming youth leaders to become cultural, community-minded artists and grassroots organizers.

This summer's 808 Urban Mai'a workshop is 12 weeks long, and females only, as the partnership organization that we will be working with will be educating students about the realities of Hawaii's human sex trafficking issues. The Mai'a workshop provides an opportunity for youth to explore local community change through a social entrepreneurial and professional design platform.

Watch a video here to learn more about the work of 808 Urban and read below to learn more about 808 Urban's Mai'a workshop.

Happy Summer Solstice

Today is Midsummer, the longest day of the year.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Natural Beauty: Skin Food by Nourish

100% Pure, organic & edible, these nourishing body butters are made in Hana. Formulated with wild crafted and food grade ingredients, they are a perfect choice for sensitive skin, vegans and body butter connoisseurs. Mana Foods carries 3 varieies: The original Skin Food, Dream Cream with essential oils of lavender and chamomile, and Baby Bump with essential oils of Neroli and Bergamot.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Summer of Love: 4th Friday on Paia

This Friday, June 22nd, the Summer of Love is coming to Paia! Please join our cool little town for our 4th Friday celebration. Pekelo's Coffee will be sampling at the Mana Foods demo bar and there will be special events throughout Paia shops and restaurants. 

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day

"Any man can be a father. It takes someone special to be a dad."
~ Unknown

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Gift ideas for Dad!

Skip the tie this year and check out Mana Foods for some great Father's Day gifts
Filthy Biker soap from Filthy Farmgirl has a licorice smell
Bulldog's shave gel and after shave balm will leave him smooth
Keep him healthy with a Men's MultiVitamin, which are formulated with extra zinc and no iron.
Keep the sun off with a Mana Foods hat or natural sunscreen.

Friday, June 15, 2012

808 Urban to launch its first Mai’a Project, a social entrepreneurial art education series

808 Urban is launching its first Mai’a Project through an IndieGoGo fundraising campaign on Friday, June 1, 2012. The project has a social entrepreneurial focus, engaging youth to work with nonprofit clients to design merchandise lines through a series of arts-education workshops. The first workshop in the series, beginning June 6, 2012 and running for twelve weeks, will be a collaboration with Pacific Alliance toStop Slavery (PASS). Through learning about PASS, youth become educators in Hawai’i working to find visual solutions to help stop sex-trafficking.

The Mai’a Project allows groups of youth to learn how to make design proposals for clients to raise funds for their own education and art classes. A team of artists and educators will train
808 Urban youth artists to create a line of merchandise for a client. Targeted clients for The Mai'a Project are other nonprofit organizations and local businesses with a rich history of social change in Hawai'i.

During the workshop series the youth will learn about creating concepts, proposals, t-shirt designs, sewing, graphics, and portfolio building.  Every 808 Urban Mai'a Project is funded through an online campaign and private donors before the project begins. Each group of youth are also taught how to make their own fundraising campaigns to raise funds for future projects/clients of their choosing. Youth, teaching artists/educators, 808 Urban and the client all share in profits from the merchandise.

808 Urban’s IndieGoGo campaign will help raise funds for start-up costs, teaching artist and educator stipends, youth stipends, and art supplies. Community support for the project is encouraged through monetary and supply donations. The first merchandise line designed by 808 Urban youth artists for PASS will be sold at 808 Urban’s community arts hub and storefront, The Refuge, which recently opened in April in Kaka’ako.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

For our fathers

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me. - Jim Valvano

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Maui Film Festival

Mana Foods is a proud sponsor of the Maui Film Festival, happening June 13th - 17th. There are films showing a the Castle Theater at the MACC, under the starts at the Celestial Cinema in Wailea, and special events like the Taste of Chocolate, Taste of Wailea and the Sand Dance Theater. For more information about the festival and to buy your tickets, go to

Monday, June 11, 2012

For our Fathers

My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard.  Mother would come out and say, "You're tearing up the grass."  "We're not raising grass," Dad would reply.  "We're raising boys."  ~Harmon Killebrew

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Overheard at Mana

"A mongoose stole my mooncup. It was outside my tent and the stinker ran off with it."

Saturday, June 9, 2012

June bag credit goes to Carden Academy

How does it work? Whenever you bring your own bag to use at Mana Foods, you receive a bag credit of $.05. You can donate this to the Carden Academy or take it off your bill.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Sandwich trays in deli now biodegradable

Mana Foods is now using a compostable/biodegradable tray to hold the prepared sandwiches. These environmentally friendly  trays are made from 100% wheat stalk that has been certified Gluten Free and is organic and GMO free.  They are chemical and bleach free. Home composting time 2-4 months.
By the end of June, the meat department will be using these  trays as well.             

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Mana donates $450.80 to Kula School

Mahalo to our lovely community!! During the month of May, you donated your bag credits to raise $450.80 for Kula School. Whenever you bring your own bag to use at Mana Foods, you receive a bag credit of $.05. You can donate this or take it off your bill.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Natural Beauty: güd from Burt's Bees

Christina's pick: güd Orange Petalooza™ Natural Nourishing Shampoo & Conditioner. "I love the way it made my hair super soft & smell so good! Also my daughter's hair was easy to comb out this morning, after using it on her."

Sunday, June 3, 2012

808 Urban

808 Urban provides community service events and youth mentorships focused on four main branches of comprehensive arts programming for youth and communities of low income areas.  Along with the loss of many organizations, schools throughout the islands have lost their arts programming, making 808 Urban's role vital to preserving art education in Hawai’i. 808 Urban’s current partner organizations include The Hawai’i People’s Fund, Pow Wow Hawai’i, The Estria Foundation, Girl Fest Hawai’i, Native Books Hawai’i, and Palama Settlement.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Did you know?

July is also National Blueberry Month

Friday, June 1, 2012

Donate to the Mai'a Project

On Friday, June 1, 2012 808Urban will be launching its first Mai'a Project through an IndieGoGo fundraising campaign. This project will help today's youth engage in different art-education workshops. These workshops will allow the youth to gain experience and learn how to turn an idea into a business plan. The workshops not only help the local youth in the business world but it will provide them with confidence and hope for a better future. The Mai'a Project gives the youth a sense of independence and how they can become much more than what they imagine.

The IndieGoGo campaign will help to provide all the funds needed for this amazing project. 808 Urban would greatly appreciate any support you can give us in getting the word out about the Mai'a Project and the IndieGoGo fundraising campaign. For more information please visit the Mai'a Project IndieGoGo page at or contact Sierra Dew at