Hawaiian Host is a confectioner from Hawaii, specializing in products using macadamia nuts. They make plain, salted nuts, but most of their products involve chocolate in some form or another. When co-workers have returned from Hawaii I know they've brought the macadamias, plain and chocolate coated before, and I never really cared for them. But, Hawaiian Host is "World Famous" and has been around since 1927, so when I saw them at L & H Hawaiian BBQ in San Francisco, I couldn't resist picking up a few treats, since I love trying new chocolates. Sadly, I didn't like them any more than the low quality macaroni salad from L & H either ...
Hawaiian Host makes a large number of Caramacs®, all featuring roasted macadamias, caramel, and chocolate. Kona Caramacs® add Kona coffee to the caramel and Coconut Caramacs® infuse the caramel with coconut and are dusted in additional coconut, but I had the originals, Maui Caramacs®.
I also didn't like these. The nuts were again bitter, and the rice was crispy, but not enjoyable. Same mediocre chocolate.