Noelle wrote:I’ll throw one more out there: the shave ice at the ol' wailua sugar mill up on da north shore is pretty good. They got the best syrups: all their toppings are NATURAL - made with whatever fruits etc they have in season.....no artificial anything. Really tasty, sometimes chunks of fruit in there (mango, pineapple, papaya, coconut etc). the one "syrup" that totally set it off for me was their wailua chocolate topping -- he makes it with the wailua milk chocolate they produce up there, melts it and makes a chocolate sauce that is creamy, sweet, and MONEY. I mixed that with their natural coconut syrup and topped it with some condensed milk (of course) and man oh man was that a unique shave ice treats. I will say I found their ice a bit gritty, so it didn’t all come together to perfection....when he asked me what I thought about it (he's proud of his stuff!) I mentioned that I thought it could improve texturally to be a finer shave, and I mentioned waiola as my personal standard for creamy texture...he agreed and mentioned that he was investing in a new machine.
I agree completely with you. The chocolate shave ice at Wailua is the best flavor/syrup I have ever had, but the ice was a bit icy.
Waiola is also my standard for best shave ice texture.
Does anyone know what type of machine Waiola uses?