HONOLULU (HI Now) - Meadow Gold Dairies just introduced the first locally made Macadamia Milk into the Hawaii marketplace this month! The milk is made at its Hilo plant from premium grown macadamia nuts from Hawaii Island and pure locally sourced water. This is Meadow Gold’s first plant-based product and the third new product they have created since being purchased by Hawaii Island dairy Farmer Bahman Sadeghi in 2020. The first two products were Lani Moo Chocolate Milk and POG Sorbet.
“We are pleased to offer this 100 percent locally made, plant-based milk alternative to Hawaii consumers,” said Bahman Sadeghi, Meadow Gold Owner and CEO. “As part of the continued growth and evolution of Meadow Gold, we were focused on providing something unique and local that would also align with current plant-based trends that have been on the rise.”
Macadamia Milk is slightly more affordable than regular milk. While higher in fat, it is comprised primarily of monounsaturated fat, which according to WebMD, is “the heart-healthy type fat that can help reduce your risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes.” It is also smoother and creamier than other kinds of nut milk. The plant-based dairy alternative is also packed with vitamins A&D and has fewer calories and less sugar than regular milk.
Meadow Gold’s Macadamia Milk will be sold in half gallons in original and chocolate. The milk is currently available at Times Supermarket, Don Quiote, KTA and several independent grocers. It will eventually be sold in Tamura’s, Okimoto’s Safeway, and military commissaries.
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