Flash forward to years later, when my mom and I were shopping at Publix, after moving to FL from OR and my mom teared up when she saw King's Hawaiian Rolls in the deli. I asked her what was wrong, and she said it was the same rolls she brought back to my great grandma so many years ago from Hawaii.
She said those were the best rolls she had eaten, like..ever, and that I had to try, and that she was going to make us a special meal with them. At that time, it was just me and my mom, money was tight, and special meals were few and far between, so I knew, this had to be something really good.
My mom made a roasted chicken, which she had basted in pineapple juice, cole slaw and she put the chicken and the coleslaw right into the rolls, which she has sliced in half, making them into little buns.
Looking back, I think my mom got teary eyed, because she was remembering a time in her life that was gone, a time when money was no object, and when I was little and when my dad was still around. Our life was good, don't get me wrong, but these took her back to another time, that in it's own way, was also good. I know I have some food items that take me back to my youth, and now King's Hawaiian is one of those for me as well.
If you haven't tried King's Hawaiian, I definitely suggest you do. My favorite (and the kids too!) is the Savory Butter Rolls, they taste like a croissant in a bun, that's how my boys describe them.
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