Tuesday, July 17, 2012

King's Hawaiian Bread Review

You may have seen King's Hawaiian bread at the grocery store last time you went in, but have you ever tried it? Well, we were able to try some for our grill out and it was a huge hit! My son HAD to eat some right away and he really loved it! The King's Hawaiian bread has a very neat, sweet undertone that adds a great Hawaiian flavor to your meal. King's Hawaiian has Original Hawaiian Sweet, Honey Wheat and Savory Butter varieties in rolls, buns and round bread.
We tried the Original Hawaiian Sweet rolls, buns and round bread variety. Personally, I didn't like the buns so much with my burger, but it was probably because the sweet Hawaiian taste didn't seem to go with the Grill Mates Molassas Bacon burger flavor. However, I LOVED the buns with the hotdogs and regular old hotdog buns will just never taste near as good to me anymore.
I love how the buns are cut too; they are cut along the top. It was fun watching some of the guest try to figure out how to open them haha. They opened a lot more cleanly though, unlike 'regular' hotdog buns and held the dog in better while the sweet Hawaiian flavor complimented the hotdog flavor perfectly! I want to go eat another for breakfast because it tastes that good! They were very fluffy and moist compared to most brands of bread and had a distinct flavor that can't be beat. Normally I don't like plain bread so I either have to butter it or have something on it like a sandwich, but the King's Hawaiian bread was so good I didn't think it needed any of that.

Here are some of the comments that the bread received at our grill-out:

-"Tasted very good. I would buy them for my family."
-"Sweet and soft."
-"Sweet bread, really good. A little big for average burgers." (yes, my husband made REALLY small burgers haha.)
-"Very soft, moist, and tasty :) added to my burger experience."
-"I liked the freshness of the buns. They had good flavor and were fluffy."

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Sweet and Fruity Bread Pudding

4 cups of cubed day-old King's Hawaiian Original Hawaiian Sweet Round Bread
1/2 cup of Pure Almond milk
1-1/2 cups of milk (use 2 cups if you don't plan on using the Almond Milk)
4 eggs, beaten
1 cup confectioner's sugar
Pinch of kosher salt
2 Tablespoons melted butter
1/2 Tablespoon light brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup of Newman's Own Organics Berry Blend dried fruit

Cut the King's Hawaiian round bread into slices then cubes and let sit out for a day before preparing this recipe. If you don't have a day, a quick way to dry out the bread as though it's a day-old is to stick it in a pan in the oven at 250 degrees for a bit (keep an eye on it and be careful not to let it cook, just let it dry out some.)
Grease a pan and dump in the bread (I used a casserole dish personally.) In a mixing bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, white sugar, salt and vanilla extract. Pour this mixture and the Berry Blend dried fruit over the bread in the pan. Let this soak for a few minutes. Mix together the melted butter and brown sugar and pour this over top of the bread. Make sure all the bread is soaking and poke down bread that is not wet (and the same with the dried fruit.) Let this sit for a few more minutes to soak up some of the liquid mixture. Stick the pan in the oven, uncovered, and cook for 65 minutes or until the bread pudding is set and lightly golden. 
~Serve warm or cold and enjoy! I would love to hear your feedback on my recipe too!

Disclaimer: I received a free product to test for my review! These views are my own and were not at all influenced by the party who gave me this opportunity.


  1. Yummy! Bread pudding is the best. Havent had any since I was a little kid!

  2. The hamburger buns are REALLY good with Hawaiian-style burgers (with pineapple) or chicken/turkey burgers.